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 Fury


Island Fury - 2014-05-15

 Island Fury - A Jarl Towing tug, out of Campbell River. In the bottom 2 photos she was out on the Strait with a log boom on a very bad weather day. She was doing circles in front of Powell River, waiting for better weather - in bad weather, the seas are always worse on the south side of Grief Point, so it is not uncommon to see a tug with a boom waiting out the weather in front of our harbour.


Length: 14.45m Breadth: 5.49m Draft: 2.41m Power: 730 BHP Year Built: 1967


Island Fury - 2014-05-15


Island Fury - 2011-02-03

Island Fury - 2011-02-03


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