Two more tugs and then she saw lights coming down the drive.
In unfavourable conditions and for larger steamers tugs and lighters are employed.
The boat and machine had drifted apart, and one of the tugs in its zeal to render assistance had fastened a rope to the frame of the machine in the reverse position from what it should have been attached, and had broken the frame entirely in two.
Alex backed Ed between the tugs of the buggy and hitched him up.
The difficulty of ascending the rapids near Bingen is usually surmounted by the help of steam hauling machinery placed on the bank, though powerful tugs have also come into use for this purpose.