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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West Rascal

West Rascal - 2012-04-05

West Rascal - tugs come and tugs go, they change hands continually. The West Rascal was one of two locally-owned tugs that serviced the Powell River area. In April 2012 she was sold to Ledcor, and is now the Storm Rider, working in Victoria's Inner Harbour. These photos were taken as she was returning from her last call-out in Powell River, the next morning she was gone.

Length: 11.06m Breadth: 4.72m Draft: 1.62m Power: 440 BHP Year Built: 1969

West Rascal - 2012-04-05

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