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 Navigator

Island Navigator - 2015-07-17

Island Navigator - a regular, often seen pulling a boom of logs south, though rarely seen, as here, doing the return trip with a tow of boom sticks. She usually returns to Campbell River via the west side of Texada Island, running light. In the next 3 shots, with bad weather in the forecast, she was waiting in front of Powell River so as not to get caught on Malaspina Strait in the coming storm. For one of the older tugs on the the coast the ex Georgia Straits still looks pretty good. She's a Jarl Towing tug.

Length: 18.5m Breadth: 6.0m Draft: 2.53m Power: 600 BHP Year Built: 1963
Island Navigator - 2015-04-04

Island Navigator - 2015-04-04
Island Navigator - 2015-04-04

Island Navigator - 2013-08-06

Island Navigator - 2013-08-06

Island Navigator - 2012-04-08

Island Navigator - 2013-03-16

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