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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Inlet Knight

Inlet Knight - 2017-03-20

Inlet Knight - one of the newest tugs operating on the coast, she was built for Gowlland Towing by Sylte Shipyards in Maple Ridge. In the latest photos she is headed north with a section of boom sticks.

Length: 17.96m Breadth: 8.08m Draft: 3.92m Power: 1120 Kw Year Built: 2012

Inlet Knight - 2017-03-20

Inlet Knight - 2016-07-14

Inlet Knight - 2016-07-14

Inlet Knight - 2015-05-28

Inlet Knight - 2015-05-28

Inlet Knight - 2014-09-30

Inlet Knight - 2013-01-17

Inlet Knight - 2013-04-03

Inlet Knight - 2013-04-23


  1. That's the boat I have the privilege of running. She's a real beauty! Lots of power and great handling.

    1. She is indeed! One of these days I'll get some shots of the Crusader also.

    2. I can probably take some pictures when I go back to work, If you Have an email that I can send to.


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