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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Teakerne - 2013-07-26

Teakerne - she is tiny, not much bigger than a boomboat, but she has her own listing with Transport Canada, so I'll include her here. I believe her original owner was MacMillan Bloedel and Powell River Ltd, though I do not know where she was stationed. She is now owned by Graymar Equipment, a company that supplies cranes, barges and the like. The little tug is on the job here with Fraser River Pile Driving.

Length: 6.4m Breadth: 2.93m Draft: 1.46m Power: 270 BHP Year Built: 1964

Teakerne - 2013-07-26

Teakerne - 2013-07-26

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