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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Seaspan Champion

Seaspan Champion - 2014-08-19

Seaspan Champion - of Seaspan's larger vessels the Champion is one of the few remaining single-screw tugs still in use. She comes to Powell River often, so I have a good number of photos of her. In the five top photos she had made her way north, running light, to come into the Catalyst Mill harbour and pick up a barge of scrap metal. Once back on open water she added 2 empty chip barges to the tow for the trip south.

Length: 24.66m Breadth: 7.35m Draft: 3.51m Power: 1450 BHP Year Built: 1970

Seaspan Champion - 2014-08-19

Seaspan Champion - 2014-08-19

Seaspan Champion - 2014-08-19

Seaspan Champion assisted by the J.R.W. - 2014-08-19

Seaspan Champion - 2013-08-23

Seaspan Barge Gold River - 2013-08-23

Seaspan Champion - 2013-03-16

Seaspan Champion - 2013-03-16

Seaspan Champion and the Ace - 2013-03-16

Seaspan Champion - 2013-03-28

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