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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Pacific Tyee

Pacific Tyee - 2018-03-24

Above, fueling up at the South Harbour. Apparently she's replacing the Seymour Crown as the Catalyst Mill tug, at least temporarily, so I'll probably see more of her. She was born as the Westminster Tyee, became the Pacific Tyee in 1990, then the Smit Tyee when she was owned by Smit Towing, and then reverted back to Pacific Tyee when Catherwood Towing acquired her in 2016. Bottom, tied up at her berth at the Catalyst Mill.

Length: 12.04m Breadth: 5.91m Draft: .73m Power: 680BHP Year Built:1977

Pacific Tyee - 2018-03-24

Pacific Tyee - 2018-03-24

Pacific Tyee - 2018-03-24
Pacific Tyee - 2018-03-18

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