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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Sea Imp IX

Sea Imp IX - 2015-06-06

Sea Imp IX - since July 2012 the Sea Imp IX has been seen very, very often. For a year she did a return trip between Richmond and the mill harbour 4 or so times every week for City Transfer, the local cartage company, though recently she's shared the duty with other boats. She was built for Catherwood Towing of Mission by Sylte Shipyards in Maple Ridge, one of the newer tugs on the coast. One of my favourite little tugs, I keep taking her photograph. In the top photo she is leaving the Catalyst Mill harbour and the City Transfer loading ramp, with the north end of Harwood Island behind her. Below she is shown entering the harbour.

Length: 15.7m Breadth: 6.71m Draft: 2.98m Power: 746 KW Year Built: 2007

Sea Imp IX - 2014-08-19

Sea Imp IX - 2014-08-19

Sea Imp IX - 2014-08-19

Sea Imp IX - 2014-06-07

Sea Imp IX - 2014-06-07

Sea Imp IX - 2014-05-06

Sea Imp IX - 2013-07-26

Sea Imp IX - 2013-05-22

Sea Imp IX - 2012-09-12

Sea Imp IX - 2012-09-18

SMS Marine barge - 2012-09-18

Sea Imp IX - 2012-07-06

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