Photos by Tag: tugboat

May 15th, 2023

Kokua at Deception Pass: 2007

I love tugs, photograph them whenever I get the chance. This is a 2007 shot of the “Kokua” moving east at Deception Pass, Little North Beach in the background.

February 7th, 2023

Tugs tie up

Tugboats including the Tan’erliq and “Guard” tie up to Port of Anacortes dock on the Guemes Channel. Tugs routinely lead large ships in and out of this historic maritime region.

November 6th, 2022

Logs through Pass: 50 years ago

I was excited this week to receive two images taken about 50 years ago by brother Nick Steen. The first was this photo of a classic tugboat towing a log boom east under Deception Pass Bridge. Will share the other image, also of the maritime variety, later this week. Thanks, Nick! (Now a resident of […]

September 6th, 2022

Tug with character lines

Tug “Paula S” anchored at Lovric boat yard on the Guemes Channel. If this vessel could talk, what stories she would tell…

July 1st, 2022

Depth markers, Crowley tug

Depth markers, most yet to be painted, on hull of Crowley tug “Guard” at Dakota Creek Industries in Anacortes.

January 25th, 2022

Phyllis Dunlap up in the air at DCI

A few days after watching the tug Phyllis Dunlap churn up the Guemes Channel, I discovered her ultimate destination: Dakota Creek Industries (DCI) shipyard in downtown Anacortes.

August 9th, 2021

Tug Glen Cove on Guemes Channel

Tugboat Glen Cove churns past Ship Harbor.

November 6th, 2020

Bound for the Pass

A tugboat rounds the corner at Lighthouse Point, bound for Deception Pass. As viewed from Rosario Head.

March 17th, 2011

Tug prop

Afternoon sunlight washed over this tugboat under construction at Dakota Creek Industries. Giant props appear to be gold.

November 18th, 2010

Tug two

Well under way in the construction yard at Dakota Creek Industries is the second of three “Legacy Class” tugboats for Crowley. This vessel is scheduled for completion in June 2011.

August 30th, 2010

Crowley tug

This is the M/V Legacy, one of three tugboats being constructed by Dakota Creek Industries for Crowley. Plans call for delivery of the Legacy before year’s end.

June 29th, 2010

Inching closer

Operating a tugboat can be a game of inches. Well, Dakota Creek Industries crews are inching closer to completion of this tugboat on the Anacortes waterfront. The Crowley Maritime Type 750 “Legacy Class” Articulated Tug and Barge combination is the largest ever designed. The three 330,000 bbs barges are being constructed at VT Halter, Pascagoula, […]

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