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 Chief

Seaspan Chief - 2011-08-26

Seaspan Chief - tugboats have a lifespan, and Seaspan has decided that some of its older single-screw vessels have reached theirs. Some, like the Seaspan Master and the Texada Crown, were shipped to China as scrap. Others, like our Seaspan Chief, have been parked in North Vancouver and will probably never do another tow.  These shots are from August 2011 and show her pulling the covered barge SMS No2  to the mill as part of her triple.

Seaspan Chief - 2011-08-26

Seaspan Chief - 2011-08-26

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