When the ocean liner Queen Mary 2 made her initial call at Halifax,Nova Scotia, Canada,in 2004, Theodore Too was standing by to help out if needed! If fact, TT is usually on hand to help anyone and anything that may need it. Some years ago, a TV writer decided to produce a local TV children’s show about a tugboat on a harbour, who talked to other tugboats and ships. The show, (Theodore Tugboat)) gained a great deal of popularity,at one time being aired in 80 countries, including PBS in the USA. So much so, that it was decided to create a real Theodore and add the “Too”. Since then, the tug has been a major attraction on Halifax Harbour.
There is a wonderful and very complete story behind this, so take a look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodore_Tugboat, and spend a few minutes to appreciate the work that went into a
charming children’s show and why it was so popular.
By the way, The Queen Mary 2 docked by herself!
September 25, 2004
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