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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Seymour Crown

Seymour Crown - 2015-07-28

Seymour Crown - as of the beginning of June 2015 Seaspan has pulled out of the harbour towing business in Powell River, to be replaced by Catherwood Towing of Mission. Their Seymour Crown was built for Crown Zellerbach and she worked out of the Elk Falls mill. She retained her name through all the corporate changes at that mill, including her time for Norsk Skog Canada. She became a Catherwood boat in 2011. In the middle photos she was checking out her water canon.

Length: 15.12m Breadth: 5.67m Draft: 2.01m Power: 960 BHP Year Built: 1966

Seymour Crown - 2015-07-28


Seymour Crown - 2015-07-17

Seymour Crown - 2015-07-17

Seymour Crown - 2015-07-17


Seymour Crown - 2015-06-14


Seymour Crown - 2015-06-14

 

2 comments:

  1. Here is Seymour Crown assisting with North Island Princess ferry, at Powell River ferry dock, on July 2, 2016.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5MnEziji1Y

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    1. Thanks for this! I've been watching the Seymour Crown doing the to-and-fro to Texada from my window for a few days now.

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