The latest newsletter of the National Towage Museum dated April 2016 is published!

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You will find the newsletter in the News category in this website, from where you can download this document, and on Facebook. If you would like to receive the news bulletins directly on your personal mail account, please let us know on the mail page in this website in the Contact chapter.
The newsletter is published quarterly, in January, April, July and October.
Note: the newsletter is published in the Dutch language only. If you are really interested in a particular item, please contact us and we will inform you more thoroughly.

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This bulletin contains:

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- preface from the chairman, who memorizes the death of Mr. Frits Stigter, one of the founders and pioneers of our museum. His photo collection was donated to the museum.
- This newsletter contains the following chapters: The extension of our morse decoder, an enhanced Ship-simulator, progression of our Visitors Information System, that contains now more than 1.000 tug names, 50 years a tug employee, nautical day in Maassluis on May 21st, a new model of the tug DUTCH PRIDE and PR activities via TV and a variety of websites.

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The latest newsletter of the National Towage Museum dated January 2016 is published!

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You will find the newsletter in the News category in this website, from where you can download this document, and on Facebook. If you would like to receive the news bulletins directly on your personal mail account, please let us know on the mail page in this website in the Contact chapter.
The newsletter is published quarterly, in January, April, July and October.
Note: the newsletter is published in the Dutch language only. If you are really interested in a particular item, please contact us and we will inform you more thoroughly.

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This bulletin contains:

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- preface from the chairman, with new year's wishes, the membership of the new burgomaster of the town of Maassluis of the Supervisory Board of the museum and the wake up call for the continuity of the donationship in a changing environment.
- report on the presence of musical singer Noortje Herlaar in the museum during the Furieade festival in october last year at the occasion of the farewell reception of the former burgomaster of Maassluis, Mr. Koos Karssen
- request for usage of an EUMIG film projector
- a story about the ship bell, her functions in the old and in present days and the original bells that are present in the museum
- report on the traditional yearly Allemansend, a cosy gathering of the museum's volunteers, dayly board and the Supervisory Board
- a number of photo shots of the traditional new year's drink in the museum
- PR activities: a report on the fair Europort 2015, that was also attended by a delegation and a stand of the Tug Harbour Foundation and the National Dutch Towage Museum

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The latest newsletter of the National Towage Museum dated October 2015 is published!

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You will find the newsletter in the News category in this website, from where you can download this document, and on Facebook. If you would like to receive the news bulletins directly on your personal mail account, please let us know on the mail page in this website in the Contact chapter.
The newsletter is published once per quarter, in January, April, July and October.
Note: the newsletter is published in the Dutch language only. If you are really interested in a particular item, please contact us and we will inform you more thoroughly.

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This bulletin contains:

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- preface from the chairman
- the strip story KAPPIE (a tugboat captain) by the late Dutch strip and story writer Marten Toonder once a week on facebook
- tugboat parade during the farewell ceremony for the retiring burgomaster of Maassluis Mr. Koos Karssen
- the importance of morse communication and the radio officer on board seagoing tugs in the past for aid, assistance and salvage at sea
- a report about the opening ceremony of the new exhibition in the Dutch National Towage Museum "Van IJ tot IJmond" about the history and recent status of towage companies in the North Sea Canal area (from Amsterdam to IJmuiden)
- the yearly donor's day: 40 visitors
- experiences of a museum's doorman
- the electronic tug boat visitor's information system of the museum updated
- Piet van Roon made a start in building a 1:150 scale model of the Japan newbuilding long range Dutch seagoing tug ALP STRIKER (25.000 bhp)
- a new object in the museum: a morse decoder: on a screen it is made visible now in normal language for the visitor the morse code he is sending with the morse key
- PR-activities: the museum now has a task force to tackle the important PR field and measures
- the website of the museum has seen a constant rising level of visits during the last 2 years
- from time to time the museum announces vacancies for volunteers with certain skills: this time we need an extra handyman (or woman)

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The latest newsletter of the National Towage Museum dated July 2015 is published!

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You will find the newsletter in the News category in this website, from where you can download this document, and on Facebook. If you would like to receive the news bulletins on your personal mail account, please let us know on the mail page in this website in the Contact chapter.
The newsletter is published once per quarter, in January, April, July and October.
Note: the newsletter is published in the Dutch language only.

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This bulletin contains:

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- preface from the chairman
- short history of Dutch towage
- the McElroy Chart of Codes And Signals
- ship talk
- memories of world war II
- a trip aboard the the 99 year old seagoing tug boat FURIE
- changes in modern offshore and towage
- the new marine satellite antenna system in the museum
- miscellaneous

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The latest newsletter of the National Towage Museum dated January 2015 is published!

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This bulletin contains:

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- preface from the chairman
- donor's day
- the well known traditional "allemansend"
- information about the progress in making the promotion film and the volunteer's film
- the move of the central IT server of the museum
- the new links to facebook and twitter
- the new logo of the museum
- the new exhibition about towage company Kotug
- the new gain for the museum of the model of the Shell tug PASSAAT

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The latest newsletter of the National Towage Museum dated September 2014 is published!

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- the resign of our expert Nico Ouwehand
- the status of the movement of the old archives of the museum
- the acquisition of the model of the tug ZEELAND
- digitizing the photo collection of the museum
- lighting of the the open-work model of the tug NOORDZEE
- the announcement of the so called Allemansend in december 2014

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The newsletter of the National Towage Museum dated April 2014 contains:

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- Newly decorated and furnished "burgomaster's" hall with round table and film system
- Announcement of a renewed website of the National Towage Museum
- Improved high definition camera for the webcam of the museum
- Donation of two beautiful watercolour paintings of naval painter Ad Oudes for the National Towage Museum
- The movement of scattered archives of the museum to one efficient space at Dukdalf's
- New exposition "145 years Maassluis towage harbour" to be opened May 15th as part of the festivities within the context of "400 years Maassluis independent"

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This is a summary of the subjects in the newsletters of March, July and November 2013.

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These bulletins contain:

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- Exposition "Out of the Shadows" about the varied and specialistic services at sea in modern times with up-to-date multifunctional tugboats and workboats.
- An overview of the new "sea hall" with the splendid big wall show case.
- Announcement of the introduction of the new knowledge base "Visitors Information System", that contains all basic information, photographs and video's about the tug models in the museum
- Announcement of the introduction of a new digital multiple choice system with which young visitors are challenged to test their knowledge of the towing world.
- New books for the museum's library
- Publishing of the new book "The seatug Thames in the second world war".
- Announcement of the exposition "Where have they gone" about the further career of a number of Dutch tugs that are sold to foreign companies.
- Announcement of the tug boat festival on May 18th, 2013.

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