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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St Eval - 2014-06-29
St Eval - she is a 1929 Glascow-built tugboat, converted to a pleasure craft by Dennis Washington, owner of the Seaspan fleet of tugs, among other things. She is a lovely sight on the water, which we have the pleasure of seeing a few times every summer as she makes the trip to and from Washington's private resort on Stuart Island.