Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Gulf Spray - sign of spring
The hardworking tug Gulf Spray was hauled out on the IEL dock this week for a refit. After being "evicted" by public pressure from its long time home near the old CN Pier last year, the tug was laid up for the winter somewhere in the lower Burnside area.
Used for transferring garbage barges from cruise ships, the tug does useful work in the harbour. Built in Pictou in 1959 it was extensively rebuilt in 2007. It is a single screw tug with a fixed nozzle.