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Theodore Too Tugs into Portsmouth
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Imagine the surprise of summers-end tourists driving across Memorial Bridge between Kittery ME and Portsmouth NH recently. There, big as life, was TV personality Theodore Too - all full 65-feet of him in the familiar red baseball cap. The wooden hand-built tugboat was created in Nova Scotia and launched April 2000 and is a scaled-up version of the Canadian television show character. Thanks to the efforts of The Tugboat Store on Ceres Street, the amazing floating storybook character made its very first American port of call in Portsmouth, NH. Theodore docked directly behind the historic John Wannamaker tugboat, now a restaurant, to the delight of visiting children. We heard this conversation between a father and son on Memorial Bridge, looking down on the colorful boat.
DAD: See the big tugboat?
SON: Yes, it's Theodore.
DAD: It's a real tugboat.
SON: No, it isn't dad. Theodore is just a story.
DAD: Yes, but this Theodore is real!
SON: No dad. It's just a story.
DAD: But THIS one is...
DAD: OK, you win.
Theodore the Tug Scrapbook
August 26 & 27, 2000
All pictures by J. Dennis Robinson
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Where is Theodore?
Follow the journey of the 65-foot tug build of wood in Nova Scotia and
launched on April 2000. The whole construction story is here.
Theodore Activity Page
View all the characters, color online, play games, send postcards, get
activity pages for printout, hear sounds, etc.
Theodore TV Fact Sheet
Info from Cochram Entertainment that produces the popular children's
show for PBS
Tug Boat Alley
The people who brought Theodore Too to Portsmouth, NH have a little shop
on Ceres Street near the famous Portsmouth tugs (the ones with no
eyeballs or baseball cap)
Moran Towing Company
Web site of the REAL Portsmouth tugs that do the heavy lifting on the
The Seacoast Shipyard
Want to know about the 400 year maritime history of this region, you'll
find lots more in our theme section The Shipyard.
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