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 Mariner II

Pacific Mariner II - 2011-05-26

Pacific Mariner II - very occasionally to be seen out on the Strait, and even less often, as above, moored at the local mill. In the bottom shot she was pulling a triple to the Mill, the one and only time I've seen her do that. She is the sister to the Pacific Chief, both owned by Pacific Towing Services of North Vancouver.

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

Pacific Mariner II - 2013-04-02

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