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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Essington II

Essington II - 2012-05-12

Essington II - she doesn't look much like a tug, but she has a winch and is certified as a tug by Transport Canada. The fact she was originally designed and built for the federal government may explain her odd looks. She is owned by Mountain Marine Transport in Sechelt. She does construction work, dredging and cable laying.

Length: 36.45m Breadth: 10.39m Draft: 2.74m Power: 788 BHP Year Built: 1958

Essington II - 2012-05-12

Essington II - 2012-05-12

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