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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Island Brave

Island Brave - 2010-04-22

Island Tug and Barge's Island Brave - at one time the Island Brave was a regular visitor to Powell River, as she pulled the barges that stopped here to fill the local tank farm. Now that our fuel gets trucked in they no longer stop here. Here she is tied up to her barge at the end of the Westview Wharf while the fuel is pumped to a shore tank.

She has very recently become a North Arm Transportation boat, as their North Arm Victor.

Length: 17.65m Breadth: 6.43m Draft: 2.47m Power: 730 BHP Year Built: 1973

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