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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Glen Rover

Glen Rover - 2012-01-23

Glen Rover - I prefer to take my tugboat pictures when they're out on the Strait, but they don't always cooperate. This is the Glen Rover, moored in the Powell River South Harbour. She was built for the Canadian Navy during WWII in Owen Sound ON as the Glencove, one of the 16 Glen-class tugs commissioned during the war. Sold in 1946 and re-named Consol II, sold again in 1953 and renamed Glen Rover. And since 1986 a Stormaway Towing boat, though I understand she is for sale again.

Length: 23.13m Breadth: 6.13m Draft: 2.32m Power: 400 BHP Year Built: 1944

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