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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Billie H

Billie H - 2013-02-24

Boyer Towing's Billie H - she makes a regular run between Seattle and Ketchikan, Alaska pulling a container barge (below). She very rarely makes that journey on the east side of Georgia Strait, and I only see her here when the weather is inclement and she wants a more sheltered passage. A good looking boat, I really like the Boyer colours.

Length: 90.6ft Breadth: 29.4ft Draft: 15.9ft Year Built: 1998

Barge Seabeck - 2013-02-24

Billie H - 2013-02-24

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