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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Pacific Chief

Pacific Chief- 2015-07-28

Pacific Towing's Pacific Chief - she doesn't come to Powell River often, I've only seen her 3-4 times in the last several years. Not a great looking tug, but then it doesn't look like they've done a thing to her for quite some time. That's Texada Island behind her in the top photo, and Harwood Island in the bottom photo. Sister to the Pacific Mariner II.

Length: 22.34m Breadth: 7.47m Draft: 3.47m Power: 910 BHP Year Built: 1966

Pacific Chief - 2012-09-25

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