Tugboats, the semi's of the ocean. They pass Powell River pulling logbooms, construction barges, scows of hogfuel and chips for the local paper mill, train barges, barges loaded with
semi-trailers and chemical tankers and more. And I take their pictures as they pass.

Here you will find some of the photos I have taken of those tugboats as they pull their tows up and down Malaspina Strait and the surrounding waters. Big ones and little ones, good looking tugs and some not so.
I like them all, and if you like tugs - including tugs converted to other uses - I invite you to have a look.

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Ballantyne Straits

Ballantyne Straits - 2013-06-10

The Ballantyne Straits - she is one of the tugs that Seaspan subcontracts to do a tow to the local mill when they don't have one of their own boats available. The "Bally" is owned by Harken Towing out of Port Coquitlam, a fairly recent change in ownership. In the third photo she is being met by Seaspan's harbour tug, the Ace.

Length: 21.49m Breadth: 7.32m Draft: 3.05m Power: 1350 BHP Year Built: 1975

Ballantyne Straits - 2012-08-10

Ballantyne Straits and the Ace - 2012-08-10

Ballantyne Straits - 2013-02-08

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