(Bay Towing Company, Buffalo Bayou Dan Ryan Towing Company, Houston Towing Company, and H TOWING, G and H OFFSHORE TOWING)
In 1875, W.D. Haden began his career as a Cabin Boy onboard a schooner named the Mermaid
W.D. Haden would later acquire the Mermaid. And, sailed as her Master. The schooner transported building supplies from Galveston, Texas to Cedar Bayou, Texas. Captain Haden began using a mule team to tow his vessel and others. Up Cedar Bayou, this began his endeavors into the towing industry.
In the early 1890's, Captain Haden acquired his first steam tug, the Rosemond. With which he used to transport reef shell in Galveston Bay. Founding the Bay Towing Company of Houston, Texas.
When the Houston Ship Channel opened in 1914, the Bay Towing Company provided tugs. In 1925, Captain Haden purchased the Buffalo Bayou Dan Ryan Towing Company, and renamed it as the Houston Towing Company.
When the port of Corpus Christi opened in 1926, the Bay Towing Company provided the first tugs. In 1948, Captain Haden's son, C.R. Haden merged the two companies into the present Bay Houston Towing Company. The Haden family has maintained ownership of the company for over a century.
In 1934, the Suderman and Young Towing Company along with the Bay Houston Towing Company of Houston, Texas. Established an operating company, the G and H Towing Company of Houston, Texas.
The Bay Houston Towing Company's fleet is the youngest on the East and Gulf Coasts of the United States. The fleet available to the Bay Houston Towing Company is the fourth largest harbor tug fleet in the United States.
In 2011, the G and H Towing Company became part of a joint venture between the Moran Towing Corporation of New Canaan, Connecticut. The Bay Houston Towing Company of Houston, Texas, and the Superman and Young Towing Company of Houston, Texas. Serving the Cameron LNG facility near Lake Charles, Louisiana.