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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Genni Bay

Genni Bay - 2013-06-06

Genni Bay - she is owned by Gemini Marine Services and is the fleet sister of the Hecate Prince. I seldom see her, usually only, as here, when she replaces the Prince on the fish food delivery run to Desolation Sound and points north. The last photo is the GMS barge she had in tow.

Length: 12.59m Breadth: 5.49m Draft: .55m Power: 720 BHP Year Built:1987

Genni Bay - 2013-06-06

Genni Bay - 2013-06-06


  1. I hear a tug was moving the Queen of Burnaby around today. Did you get any shots of that? - Margy

    1. First I heard about it Margie, so "No". We only have 1 harbour tug here now, so it must have been the Ace.


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