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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Finlay - 2014-11-18

Amix Marine Service's Finlay, doing the City Transfer barge run from Richmond to Powell River and back, the first non-Catherwood tug to do the run in over 16 months. She was built for Empire Tug in New Westminster, BC in 1969, and Empire owned her for the next 30 years. She became an Amix boat in 2009 and operates out of their terminal in Surrey.

Length: 13.56m Breadth: 5.79m Draft: 2.26m Power: 730 BHP Year Built: 1969

Finlay - 2014-11-18

1 comment:

  1. Nice paint job. When we are in town, I love to watch out the bedroom window at night and watch the tugs going by. Better than counting sheep. - Margy


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