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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Nanaimo Flyer

Nanaimo Flyer - 2012-01-26

Nanaimo Flyer - she is owned by Powell River's Diveco Marine, a commercial diving company. She pushed her barge into the South Harbour, dropped a trunk onto the back of a Diveco truck with that crane, and was on her way. I think it safe to say that she is the only tug operating around Powell River that was built in New Orleans, LA.

Length: 12.92m Breadth: 3.81m Draft: 1.62m Power: 365 BHP Year Built: 1955

Nanaimo Flyer - 2012-01-26

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