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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H.N.Hodder - 2013-07-05

 The H.N.Hodder - it is unusual to see a Hodder Tugboat Company boat at Powell River, and these sightings are a first. She is replacing the D.D.Catherwood (the ex-K.G.Hodder) on her regular City Transfer barge run. The first photo shows her off Grief Point,  and below she is shown entering the Catalyst Mill harbour where City Transfer has their terminal.

Length: 14.78m Breadth: 6.95m Draft: 2.41m Power: 730 BHP Year Built: 1981

H.N.Hodder - 2013-07-03

H.N.Hodder - 2013-07-03

H.N.Hodder and Mercury Launch and Tug barge MLT2000-2 - 2013-07-03

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