The Masonic Cable Tow rope is part of the dressing of a Masonic candidate that agrees to help a Brother with his power. The length of the Masonic Cable Tow Rope is a symbol of the abilities of the candidate to help his Brother. The candidate helps the Brother ‘if it be within the length of his two rope.’
The length of the cable tow rope is defined as a cable’s length. It is measured as three miles for an Entered Apprentice. The Masonic Cable Tow Rope binds a Mason to the Freemason Fraternity and bonds the Brotherhood to the Mason.