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Photos: Herb L Ledcor at work on the Fraser River

By BCShippingNews 10 July 2016
Photographer Dave Roels joins crew for firsthand look of a working tug...

It's summertime and Dave Roels enjoys nothing better than getting out on the water to photograph the activities of B.C.'s shipping community. This time, Dave joins the crew of the Herb L Ledcor as they move sand and gravel along the Fraser River. All photos are copyrighted to Dave Roels (www.daveroels.com) and require permission for reprinting.

1. Captain Rich Stewart steers the new Herb L L...
2. Deckhand Sheldon Simpson checks the oil lev...
3. We have just passed under the Alex Fraser br...
4. There are a number of bridges that the Herb...
5. Looking through the open starboard door on t...
6. Sheldon Simpson prepares one of the tie up r...
7. Simpson stands on the port side of the barge...
8. Ledcor’s deckhand Sheldon Simpson hooks up t...
9. Deckhand Sheldon Simpson releases the tie up...
10. Simpson looks up river as the two Ledcor ba...
11. Captain Rich Stewart at the controls as he...
12. A view of the Port Mann Bridge through the...
13. The Herb L Ledor tugboat has just passed un...
14. Simpson pulls the two barges in closer as t...
15. One of Ledcor’s barges being loaded at thei...
16. Simpson is standing by as Captain Rich Stew...
17. Captain Rich Stewart at the controls of the...
18. Simpson is working on getting the tow line...
19. Simpson reaching down with the pole to snag...
20. Captain Rich Stewart drives the Herb L Ledc...
21. The Herb L Ledcor is pushing the two barges...
22. Sheldon takes the tie up rope from the Ledc...
23. The Lorne L Ledcor comes alongside to take...
24. The Lorne L Ledcor takes the empty Ledcor b...
25. Simpson releases one of the tie up ropes ju...
26. A good load of sand and gravel on the Ledco...
27. Captain Stewart steers the Herb L Ledor wit...
28. A view of the Ledcor Barge with its load of...
29. Simpson is at the stern controls to shorten...