Stan wood, a 95-year-old World War 2 veteran left the LT-464 tugboat, working as a quartermaster after the war at Pearls Island New York to be scrapped. 70 years later he learned that didn't happen.
"I found it had gone to Seattle and was owned by Suttmeier family there," said Wood.
He was able to call them and find out where they were located.
"They immediately invited me to come to visit," said Wood.
Wood has continued to be in touch with the owners. "Very close to weekly since 2013."
They invited Wood to have the captains quarters any time he would like to come.
"They are beginning to regard to me as family and I regard to them as a family," said Wood.
The boat needed some work and the current owners have managed to repair, replace, and rebuild almost everything.
"I try and be helpful to the work that needs to be done in this old boat," said Wood.
With all the memories Wood has about his time on the tug boat he's glad it's still around.
"I was excited very excited when I found out it existed."