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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Ocean Gayle

Ocean Gayle - 2014-06-29

Mercury Launch and Tug's Ocean Gayle - like the rest of that fleet seldom seen in Powell River since they no longer haul the City Transfer barge back and forth to Richmond.  In the top shots shown returning from Prince Rupert with a North Arm barge, having made a quick stop at the Catalyst Mill harbour before continuing south. In the last 2 shots she is exiting the mill harbour with a City Transfer barge.

Length: 12.28m Breadth: 5.94m Draft: .58m Power: 1080 BHP Year Built: 1994

Ocean Gayle - 2014-06-29

Barge North Arm Transporter - 2014-06-29

Ocean Gayle - 2011-03-19

Ocean Gayle - 2011-03-19

1 comment:

  1. Originally B.B.Larsen Built 1989 for SQ Tug


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