My old ship getting underway .I spent 3 years workin on that tub (not tug) It was actually built in 1943 to break ice on the Missouri ,but the current was too strong ,the boat was not able to get enough thrust to break ice .They cut the pointy bow off and turned it into a towboat It went from being an icebreaker to a buoy tender I get a lotta mileage out of the word buoy ...telling tales onstage . In England and Australia they pronounce the word ,buoy ,like "boy " On the Lower Mississip, we pronounce it like the knife wielding Louisiana slave trader , Bowie ( BOO-ee) So Im tellin the UK & OZ people ,I used to work on the boo-ee tender ....and they're like,"WTF is a boo-ee?" Then they say ,"Ah , you mean a buoy (boy)/" I say ,NO , a boy is a small man , a boo-ee is the thing that bobs up n down in the water ...... Language is FUN !!