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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Hecate Prince

Hecate Prince - 2014-08-24


Hecate Prince - to my mind, one of the best looking tugboats to be seen on the Strait. Gemini Marine Services in Madiera Park uses her to transport fish food to the fish farms on Desolation Sound and further north, so she passes Powell River regularly.   Above, she is crossing in front of Algerine Passage, with Rebecca Rock on the horizon, coming up on Grief Point.

Length: 18.26m Breadth: 6.43m Draft: 3.38m Power: 765 BHP Year Built: 1963

Hecate Prince - 2014-08-24


Hecate Prince - 2014-08-24


Gemini Marine Services barge 621 - 2014-08-24

Hecate Prince - 2013-07-04

Hecate Prince - 2013-07-04

Gemini Marine Services barge 620 - 2013-07-04
 
Hecate Prince - 2012-05-29



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