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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North Arm Prowler

North Arm Prowler - 2013-07-05

North Arm Transportation's North Arm Prowler is not a boat we see here often. She was on her way north with a roll on / roll off barge and made a quick stop at the Catalyst Mill harbour to pick up a Superior propane fuel truck. I caught her leaving the harbour in the early morning light, with one of the "hulks" of the artificial breakwater in the background.

Length: 15.51m Breadth: 6.4m Draft: 2.53m Power: 680 BHP Year Built 1973

North Arm Prowler - 2013-07-05

North Arm Prowler - 2013-07-05

1 comment:

  1. Are you back to blogging again? :)
    I always love seeing what tugs are in the harbor. Glad to have you back!


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