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 Monarch

Ocean Monarch - 2009-05-16

Ocean Monarch - once a very common site in front of Powell River, when the City Transfer barge facility was what is now the extension of the South Harbour, and Mercury Launch and Tug moved all their barges. Haven't seen any Mercury tug here for a bit.

Length: 14.39m Breadth: 5.94m Draft: 2.47m Power: 980 BHP Year Built: 1991

Ocean Monarch - 2009-05-16

Ocean Monarch - 2009-05-16

Ocean Monarch - 2010-06-23

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