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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Rose Mackenzie

Rose Mackenzie - 2014-06-20


Rose Mackenzie - listed at Transport Canada as owned by Tidal Towing in Port Coquitlam, a Harken Towing company.  Since Seaspan lost the contract to Harken to haul chips and hogfuel to Powell River, the Rose is seen often, pulling a "triple" to the local mill, 3 barges, usually one chip, one hog fuel and a covered barge as below. She is the ex Hunter, bottom, and the ex Edith Lovejoy before that. Sister to the Harken No.7.

She had her latest refit in 2013 - note the change to the stack in the latest photos.

Length: 20.7m  Breadth: 7.42m Draft: 4.08m Power: 1125 BHP Year Built: 1971


Rose Mackenzie - 2014-03-18

Rose Mackenzie - 2014-03-18


Rose Mackenzie - 2012-09-12


Rose Mackenzie - 2012-09-12


Hunter - 2010-04-09


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