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 Prince

Seaspan Prince - 2013-03-13

Seaspan Prince - she was one of the two harbour tugs that the Seaspan company had stationed in Powell River, operating out of the South Harbour. Most of her work was done at Beale Cove, on the west side of Texada Island, with an occassional run to Bloedel, just north of Campbell River. As of the end of March 2013 Seaspan has moved her back to North Vancouver, making the top two shots the last time and the first time I took her picture.

Length: 15.6m  Breath: 6.1m Draft: 2.6m  Power: 800 BHP  Year Built: 1969

Seaspan Prince - 2012-04-04

Seaspan Prince - 2012-07-09

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