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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Shaymar - 2013-08-02

Shaymar - another Pacific Cachalot tug out of Campbell River. Only the second time I've seen her, and the first photos, both times hauling a boom of logs south.

Length: 10.52m Breadth: 4.36m Draft: 1.16m Power: 680 BHP Year Built: 1983

Shaymar - 2013-08-02

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