GOODLAND, Fla. – The new owners of Sea Tow have joined the Marine Industries Association, according to a statement from the organization yesterday. Sandy McLaughlin and her husband, Captain John McLaughlin, are running vessels out of Walker’s Marina in Goodland, Isle of Capri, Naples Bay and Wiggins Pass. Their tow and assistant efforts range as far north as Wiggins Pass and south to Cape Sable. Captains include Jack Moran, Matt Swett, John Donaldson and Mark Garcy.
The McLaughlins also own Sea Tow in Atlantic City, N.J., and come to Florida with strong experience. In 2004 the McLaughlin’s won Sea Tow’s Franchise of the Year award for 2003. They received the award for outstanding performance and service throughout the year. In 2004, Sandra was recognized as one of the important and influential women of Sea Tow.