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Old 10-25-2015, 05:23 PM   #4
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There was a tragic one in the 50s at Powell River.

The "paper boats" used to be assisted from anchor to the dock at the mill.

During one cold winter night of a fierce S Easter the small tug, Tee Shu (I think that was the spelling), was capsized against and under the large freighter well out from the mill, in Malaspina Strait.

I don't recall how many were aboard other than one of my classmates who went along with his dad, the skipper.

He clung to a hatch cover through the night and was found the next day (maybe later, I don't recall) alive on the beach at Harwood Island. Would have been 10 or 12 years old.

Never have been able to find anything online about it although I see there is a tug currently in Powell River named Tee Shu.
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