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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Jervis Chief

Jervis Chief - 2015-06-23


Jervis Chief - part of the locally-based (Saltery Bay) Thunder Bay Tugs fleet, the Jervis Chief is most often seen hauling logs from the mill log dump to the dry-land log sort at Stillwater. Here shown tied up in the South Harbour. In the last photo she had lost her steering, and required a tow from the Mill's Tee-Shu, who pulled her into the South Harbour. One of the smaller tugs seen here, she is the ex Rivtow Endeavour.

Length: 11.67m Breadth: 4.24m Draft: 1.65m Power: 463 BHP Year Built: 1967

Jervis Chief - 2015-06-23

Jervis Chief - 2014-07-16

Jervis Chief - 2014-07-16

Jervis Chief - 2014-07-16


Jervis Chief  & J.R.W. - Rafted in the South Harbour -  2014-07-15


Jervis Chief - 2012-05-07

Jervis Chief - 2012-05-07

Tee-Shu and Jervis Chief - 2012-05-04


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