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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Gulf Regent

Gulf Regent - 2009-09-25

Gulf Regent - since this was taken she has been purchased by Mercury Launch and Tug, and is now their Ocean Gordon. That's the light on Cyril Rock, off Texada Island, in the left background.

On Sept.11, 2015 she sank in shallow water in Vancouver Harbour, and is expected to be recovered.

Length: 14.54m Breadth: 5.49m Draft: .52m Power: 730 BHP Year Built: 1989


1 comment:

  1. The Ocean Gordon is undergoing sea trials today Aug 22 2016.

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