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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Smit Wolf

Smit Wolf - 2014-10-22

Smit Wolf - Smit tugs are only seen in passing as they only do harbour tug operations in Vancouver, New Westminster, Kitimat and Prince Rupert. The Wolf was running light on her way south to the Smit Terminal on the Vancouver waterfront just west of the Second Narrows. She is the ex-Tiger Wolf, originally built for Tiger Tugz.

Length: 14.94m Breadth: 6.30m Draft: 3.44m Power: 1800 BHP Year Built: 1998

1 comment:

  1. Weather sure has changed. One day it's summer, the next winter and big waves. Nice shots. - Margy


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