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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Malaspina Straits

Malaspina Straits - 2015-05-06

Malaspina Straits - another of the several BC-built tugs built for Straits Towing. She has managed to keep her name through a number of ownership changes, and has only recently been acquired by General Towing of Campbell River. Above, off the Catalyst Mill harbour; below, in the harbour, alongside her barge which was offloading. Behind her was the D.D.Catherwood at the City Transfer ramp.

Length: 18.5m Breadth: 6m Draft: 2.53m Power: 765 BHP Year Built: 1964

Malaspina Straits - 2015-05-06

1 comment:

  1. What would we do for heavy duty transport without the tugs and the Strait of Georgia? BC Ferries surely isn't the answer. - Margy


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