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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Maris Pearl

Maris Pearl - 2014-08-16


Maris Pearl - a retired American Hiawatha Class Navy tug, commissioned in 1942 as the Satanta and designated District Harbor Tug YT-270. She was sold to Crowley Maritime in 1976, and they operated her in the San Francisco Bay area till 1990 as the Sea Fox. In the mid-90's she was converted to a yacht and with another change in ownership became the Maris Pearl in 1999. Her home port is Seattle.

Length: 100 ft Breadth: 26 ft Draft: 13 ft Power: 1000 HP Year Built: 1942

Maris Pearl - 2014-08-16



1 comment:

  1. That's a classic, but I wouldn't enjoy trying to anchor and dock her. But I'm not much of a sailor. Boats are relatively new for me. Our smaller boats are fine for me, but the 24 footer I leave to Wayne. - Margy

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