A day on the river with Harken Towing

By BCShippingNews
March 1 2017
Capturing the activities of the sure-footed crew of Harken Towing was like catnip for photographer Dave Roels who went along for a ride while Harken moved logs along the Fraser River. Harken Towing, recently Safe Certified by the BC Forest Safety Council, were "phenomenal hosts," according to Dave who manages to demonstrate the duties and responsibilities of moving logs. All photos copyrighted to Dave Roels and require permission for re-use.
1. Harken's Dorothy Mackenzie sets off for a day on the Fraser River.
1. Harken's Dorothy Mackenzie sets off for a da...
2. The Harken No.9 is already hard at work.
2. The Harken No.9 is already hard at work.
3. The Harken No.9.
3. The Harken No.9.
4. A beautiful day for towing logs...
4. A beautiful day for towing logs...
5. Harken 9 heading up river with a log tow they are getting up to 20th Street Bridge.
5. Harken 9 heading up river with a log tow the...
6. Another view of the Harken 9 going under 20th Street with their flood tow.
6. Another view of the Harken 9 going under 20t...
7. The Dorothy Mackenzie is coupling up a boom to the tail end of a log tow heading upriver below the Qeensborough Rail Bridge in New Westminster.
7. The Dorothy Mackenzie is coupling up a boom...
8. The Dorothy Mackenzie is assisting a upriver flood tow at the Queensborogh Rail Bridge.
8. The Dorothy Mackenzie is assisting a upriver...
9. Splitting up the tow in New Westminster.  The front half of the tow will head up river the booms the DM has will be going to Fraser Surrey to be loaded onto a ship.
9. Splitting up the tow in New Westminster. Th...
10. A view of the deckhand going to let the couplings go.
10. A view of the deckhand going to let the cou...
11. The deckhand jumping back onto the booms that are going to Fraser Surrey that he just let go.
11. The deckhand jumping back onto the booms th...
12. The Harken 9 is taking the remainder of the tow to a storage grounds for wood going to Fraser Surrey to be loaded on a ship.
12. The Harken 9 is taking the remainder of the...
13. The Dorothy on the head end of a log tow in front of New Westminster.
13. The Dorothy on the head end of a log tow in...
14. One of our senior Deckhands Dan Jakovljevich taking the photographer out on a water taxi.
14. One of our senior Deckhands Dan Jakovljevic...
15. Harken 9 tying up at our storage grounds.
15. Harken 9 tying up at our storage grounds.
16. The Harken 3 working at Fraser Surrey Docks getting a boom ready to load on a ship.
16. The Harken 3 working at Fraser Surrey Docks...
17. Brett Bennett and a “Green” guy, Brett is letting the new guy choke a wire across the side stick to secure the boom.
17. Brett Bennett and a “Green” guy, Brett is l...
18. Heading back to the tug after choking the wire
18. Heading back to the tug after choking the w...
19. Brett Bennett looking good for the camera.
19. Brett Bennett looking good for the camera.
20. Doing a Fire Drill.
20. Doing a Fire Drill.
21. Captain Ken Mackenzie at the wheel of the Harken 9
21. Captain Ken Mackenzie at the wheel of the H...
22. Harken 3 working in Fraser Surrey Docks
22. Harken 3 working in Fraser Surrey Docks
23. Taking off the swifter wires.
23. Taking off the swifter wires.
24. Harken 3 taking swifter wires off booms to be loaded on to a log ship
24. Harken 3 taking swifter wires off booms to...