Robert Allan Ltd.-designed tugs built (1930-2018). arrived. His first tug design was the towboat Weaver Lake, built in 1934.
Charles H. Cates II: First of a new generation of 2,400-HP ASD harbour tugs.
B.C. Tugboat 2019
Only a few tug designs were created throughout the 1940s and early 1950s. The late 1950s, however, marked the beginning of a transformation in the B.C. towing industry, with a shipbuilding subsidy providing incentive to replace aging wooden fleets with new steel tonnage. By this time R.F. (Bob) Allan was leading the business. The Lorne Yorke (1959) was billed as "the first modern twin-screw tug in B.C." The Ocean Master (1961) was built in Holland for Great West Towing and Salvage. New tug and barge developments
There’s a lot going on in the tugboat industry. BC Ferries will soon be introducing the new Island Class Vessels. Two of the ferries will b...