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Serving the Delaware River to Swan Point Maryland

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My Local Sea Tow

My Local Sea Tow Captain

Capt. Gary O'Reilly
Captain Gary O'Reilly
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Just wanted to drop you a line to thank you for the great helping hand you lent me on down at Havre de Grace, MD. It was nice to have someone to call when our tracker broke down. You kept us informed as to the timing of your arrival, and it all worked out great! You saved the day for me and my grandson Jake! Thank goodness for Sea Tow! - Billy O.,  Maple Grove, Pa

Our Team

Gary O'Reilly - Owner/Captain
Capt Gary has always had a passion for the water, especially the Chesapeake Bay. After retirement from the Dupont Chemical Co., he worked for another Sea Tow franchise before deciding to purchase his own. Sea Tow Northern Chesapeake started out in a small area, but is growing with the recent addition of Baltimore. A diehard Parrot Head, Gary loves Key West, travelling, cooking and also has an interest in Amateur Radio.

Christie Stillwaugh - Captain/Media
Christie Stillwaugh, born and raised in NJ, was successful in the horse industry as a USDF Gold Medalist/trainer. Now residing in Maryland, she currently manages a local marina. A USCG licensed Captain, with 50 T Master and Towing Endorsement, she pilots the Rita V and does marketing for Sea Tow Northern Chesapeake.

Jay Gilfillan - Captain
Jay has his Masters License, Near Coastal with Commercial Asst Towing Endorsement for approx 5 years. He is a member of the Chesapeake Area Professional Captains Assoc. After retirement from the railroad, he plans to take full advantage of his Masters License and make boating his second career! He looks forward to seeing you on the water!

John H. Young - Captain
John found his love of boating as a child fishing off the coast of New Jersey with his father. After 40 years in the wholesale food business, John became a Sea Tow Captain earning his 100 ton Masters License with Towing Endorsement in 2004. You can find John and his wife, Chris, at Great Oaks Marina aboard their boat, 'Young At Heart'. He pilots Sea Tow's 'Miss Molly.'

Brad Heil - Captain
Brad graduated from Chesapeake College for Computer Science Networking, BCCC in Industrial Engineering. He spent most of his life working at Middle River area marinas, and as a marine mechanic. Married with 6 children, Brad taught design engineering as a high school teacher, and coached football, baseball and lacrosse. In 2009, he spent time on the Outer Banks operating a dolphin tour boat, parasail, and fishing charter. Capt Brad is also a delivery captain for Clarks Landing Marina, and Atlantic Captain LLC on the East Coast and Puerto Rico. Brad currently pilots the Rita V out of Middle River.

Corey Mitchell - Captain
Capt. Corey Mitchell has been boating on the bay his entire life. Growing up sailing out of Middle River, Corey first went sailing when he was 6 weeks old and has been doing it ever since. He is an EMT and firefighter, and very active in his community's fire department, as well as a member of the Marine Emergency Team. Corey also uses his 50-ton license (with sailing and towing endorsements) to work as a charter boat captain, and in the past has worked as the captain of the Skipjack Martha Lewis, as well as for the Baltimore Water Taxi. Corey has extensive offshore delivery experience of Sail and Power vessels.

D Garth Hall - Captain
Capt. Dave, born in Wilmington, DE, has been boating on the Bay and Chester River since grade school. A licensed USCG Captain, his career also includes 40 yrs in the commercial building construction industry, and more recently operating a water taxi at Great Oaks. His past hobbies include snow skiing and flying airplanes (Piper Cherokee and Aztec). Capt Dave is currently a member and Fleet Captain for the Salem Yacht Club (Tolchester Marina), and 5 time grandfather and (soon to be) 2 time GREAT grandfather!

Scott Wells - Captain
Scott began his boating life growing up in North East MD, around Piney Creek Cove. Upon graduating high school in 1977, Scott entered the United States Navy Submarine Service. He spent the next six years as Quartermaster of the Watch riding the USS Kamehameha out of New London CT, then transferred to Pearl Harbor, HI riding the fast attack USS Tunny until 1984. Upon returning home and marriage he began sailing with North East Yacht Club. He has been married to his wife Sharon for 28 years, has two children and one grand child. Scott is a musician, a Master Electrician as well as an RF engineer. Scott currently patrols in the James J, through out the North East and Bohemia River area.

Todd Moore - Captain
Born in Indiana, Pa, raced Off-Road trucks for 22 yrs, and has been boating for 15 yrs. An advanced diver, he spends part of the winter scuba diving in Cancun. Todd loves traveling, snowmobiling, and football. He has spent many years as a Scout leader. Besides working for Sea Tow, he has spent 24 yrs as a supervisor for a large concrete and excavation company in Pa. You can find Todd on the water near North East either on his 40' Carver 'Moore Nauti Dreams', his 23' Chris Craft 'Nauti Too' or Sea Tow's 'James J'.

Our Boats

Sea Tow Northern Chesapeake has a dedicated team of captains, crew and support staff that are standing by, 24/7, to serve our members and other boaters. Our vessels are ready to perform all towing, ungrounding, jump starts, fuel delivery and other on-water assistance operations. Sea Tow boats can be spotted by their distinct yellow hulls.

  • 21' Safe Boat - Twin Engine, 280 HP
  • 22' Boston Whaler - 225 HP
  • 24' Performer - Twin Engine, 330 HP
  • 24' Pro Line - 225 HP

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