Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Saving the Load

Last Monday, Wayne and I were getting ready to take Pacific Coastal Airlines from Powell River back to Vancouver. It was quite a blustery day, so we weren't looking forward to a bumpy ride.

When I got up at about 8:00, I saw a tug with it's large load heading south when I got up. I assumed they were going to tie up near Grief Point and wait out the storm. When I looked out again at 11:30, the tug was struggling with its load. We had to leave before the resolution, but here is what I saw.


The tug was the Pacific Fury. The Pacific Fury was built in 1969 and is 19.32 metres in length. With her 1,440 brake horsepower engine, she can handle a gross tonnage of 118. She is one of seven vessels operated by Pacific Cachalot Ltd. out of Campbell River. -- Margy

5 comments:

  1. I was out later in the day and took some snaps also, got a soaking in that wind and rain. I'll post a picture in a week or two, I'm that far ahead of myself on postings.

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  2. Awesome photos ~ Ocean always so powerful ~ thanks, namaste, (A Creative Harbor) Carol from WW

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  3. Wow. I've always admired those guys who tug those log booms around in stormy seas. Hope he made it! xx

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  4. I'd still rather be in that tug than the plane in your previous post! x

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  5. Paul - I look forward to seeing your pictures later in the week.

    Carol - It always amazes me that in one moment the sea can be so violent, and then the next slick as glass. If I'm headed out in a boat, I'll take smooth seas any day.

    Marion - You and me both. I can't imagine some of the nasty weather they have to contend with.

    Fran - For me it would be a toss-up. Give me calm skies and seas both.

    Margy

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