Living on the West Coast, it’s not uncommon to see log booms. But you probably haven’t seen one so massive it took five tugboats to escort it.
Luckily for us, local drone operator Northcoast Drone was on the scene when thousands of logs were transported from Minette Bay in Kitimat to Prince Rupert. He called it “a colossal log boom” on YouTube and wrote that witnessing the tugs in action “is nothing short of awe-inspiring.”
“Spearheading the procession of five resolute tugs is the formidable CT Chinook, flanked by The Inlet Prowler and Minette Bay Yarder. Bringing up the rear is the majestic Jack Point and the Imperial Immerk,” he explained.
The job was done with crews from Snow Valley Marine Services, which “began its roots in log salvaging and towing,” according to its website. “Our captain has been involved in this type of work for over 30 years and knows the waterways from Douglas Channel, Grenville Channel (to the north to Prince Rupert) and south to Port Hardy and all the inlets in these areas.”
On YouTube, viewers agreed it was an impressive spectacle, although one commenter couldn’t resist cracking a joke.
“That’s a lot of wood with just five tugs,” Don Joyce wrote. “Wait, did I just type that out loud?”