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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Taurus - 2014-12-03

Taurus, an American-flagged tug owned by Dunlap Towing of La Conner, WA. She is the first Dunlap tug I've seen near Powell River in all the years I've been watching tugs. She dropped her tow off the Mill and went back south running light at about 12 knots. She made her way to Crofton, where she picked up a tow, and then on to Everett, WA.

Length: 95ft Breadth: 27ft Draft: 12ft Power: 2250 HP Year Built: 1975

Taurus - 2014-12-03

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