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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Ocean Clipper

Ocean Clipper - 2014-10-04

Pacific Cachalot's Ocean Clipper heading north with the empty log barge Ocean Bear, having dropped her load of logs at the Stillwater dryland sort. Built in New Westminster in 1965, she has had a number of owners, including a numbers of years as a RivTow tug. She was purchased by Pacific Cachalot in 2010.

Length: 26.52m Breadth: 8.32 Draft: 4.08m Power: 1800 BHP Year Built: 1965

Ocean Clipper - 2014-10-04

1 comment:

  1. Just saw an interesting Fisheries ship head into the South Harbour. - Margy


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