Monday, September 14, 2015

Tugboat on Trent

Trent on the Trent-Severn Waterway

Historic, the tugboat Trent began working for Parks Canada in 1948, towing heavy machinery and other machinery up and down the Trent-Severn Waterway, which links Lake Ontario to Georgian Bay (Lake Huron).  It also doubled as a work platform for diving operations.

Trent was retired in 1970, but in 1980 it went back to work, this time with a travelling exhibit promoting the Trent-Severn Waterway.

Perhaps you can tell by the photo that it was a hot, muggy day when I made this photo!

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39 comments:

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Um belo rebocador, gostei da fotografia.
Um abraço e boa semana.
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Andy said...

Thanks for educating me again. Never realized there were tugs on the Trent.

Revrunner said...

Makes me want to board.

Cezar and Léia said...

How beautiful and peaceful place! I like the boat image and I imagine it was a pleasant day for walking around taking pictures!
Léia

DeniseinVA said...

It is a wonderful photo, the old tugboat is a beauty.

Buttons Thoughts said...

Oh I love seeing these tugs. Great shot. Hug B

Barbara Wójcik said...

It is a wonderful photo.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I love visiting to port of Tampa and amaze the size of the tugs that plough our waterways. Five stories high, 150 feet long...platforms of pure power, yet retain the quaint look of the 'lil' one you captured.

Sandra said...

that tugboat ws born the year my brother was, and i was 4.. and still looking good. the boat not me...

VP said...

Unexpected and very nice!

eileeninmd said...

Good morning, I like seeing these old tugboats. Great shot!
Have a happy day and new week ahead!

Rebecca said...

I doesn't look hot and muggy in the photo, but based on the weather we had, I believe you!

llandudnopictures said...

Trent looks in tip top condition!

Lowell said...

For some reason I've always liked tugboats...maybe it's their tough image. They're small but strong and resilient. Like the "Little Tugboat That Could."

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful post and delightful boat and photo! ~ Glad we are more into preserving our treasures in the USA than we used to be.


Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

Rose said...

I would love to get to go on it, too...

Mary Hone said...

What a great looking boat. Love the colors.

Sylvia K said...

Yes, I love tugboats, too, but of course, being originally from a small town in the middle of Texas, I do love water and boats -- of all sizes!! Great captures and post for the day as always!! Hope you have a wonderful new week!! Enjoy!!

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

boa tarde, a foto é perfeita, revela um um bom rebocador com muitas horas de trabalho.
AG

Penelope Puddlisms said...

Trent looks like a workhorse that has served its purpose and then some. Great to know it has respect and maintains its seafaring dignity.

William Kendall said...

Quite a boat! Yes, it does look like a hot day.

Karen said...

Neat old tugboat!

ladyfi said...

Lovely shot of the boat.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Lovely, peaceful-looking photo! And I love the scavenger squash!!!

Margaret Adamson said...

Looks like a well maintained tugboat.Lovely colouring in this image.

RedPat said...

I didn't know there were tugs on the canal either. Love to see one - tough little things!

Beth from VA, . . ."E" said...

i always wonder what it is like on a tugboat. just like a normal kind of boat or what? i am curious. ( :

Halcyon said...

We took a boat tour through the waterway once. Very interesting, especially the lift lock in Peterborough.

Linda W. said...

What a pretty little boat!

Photo Cache said...

Tugboats like this are so charming.

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NatureFootstep said...

I like this kind o boats. Thanks for sharing :)

Taken For Granted said...

Love the look of the Trent. It is a great ambassador for the waterway. Once spent a lovely week sailing in Georgian Bay. It is a glorious place, and would love to do that again.

Stephanie said...

Pretty colors on this tugboat. I would like to hop on it for a ride out to the water.

Liz said...

That old tugboat is wonderful!

orvokki said...

Lovely tugboat, it really looks old but wonderful. Love this photo.

Fun60 said...

Thought it was a photo from the UK until I read your post. Great image of such a work horse.

Anvilcloud said...

A travelling exhibit is a great idea.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I've always had a soft spot for tug boats EG , the real hard workers of the harbours around the world.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I've always had a soft spot for tug boats EG , the real hard workers of the harbours around the world.

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