The Tug River Brave

by Loch McJannett 2018

River Brave

The Tug River Brave on the Fraser River in 2018. (Photo from the Loch McJannett collection.)

River Brave

The Tug River Brave 2018 (Photo from the Loch McJannett collection.)

I love to photograph all the tugs in the Fraser River. Recently I caught an image of the River Brave, ex–Mowachaht Brave. She was designed by A.G. McIllwaine, and built in 1989 at Port Alberni BC by Alberni Engineering & Shipyards Ltd. 8.04m x 4.01m x 0.94m (26.4' x 14' x 10.2') steel–hulled 9.48gt 6.45rt She was powered by a 425bhp diesel engine by Cummins Engine Co., Columbus IL USA.

In 1989 she was owned by Canadian Pacific Forest Products, Vancouver BC. In 1997 she was owned by Avenor Inc., Vancouver BC. In 2001-2003 she was owned by Riverside Towing Ltd., Richmond BC. In 2004-2013 she was owned by Hodder Tugboat Co. Ltd., Vancouver BC. In 2016-2018 she was owned by Hodder Tugboat Co. Ltd., Richmond BC.

River Brave

The Tug River Brave (Photo from the Loch McJannett collection.)

A picture taken on March 4th, 2018 at which time the River Brave was in white livery and needing some paint attention – which it had received by March 13th 2018.

River Brave

The Tug River Brave in 2004 on the Fraser River (Photo from the John MacFarlane collection.)



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