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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Kirsten H - 2018-07-19
An American tug, owned by Boyer Towing out of Ketchican, Alaska, seldom seen on Malaspina Strait. Here towing the Bainbridge, a flat-deck barge loaded with wood destined for Howe Sound.
Length: 80ft Breadth: 21ft Power: 1600HP Year Built:1969