cwyckham... thanks for posting
the trip down memory lane of the Skookumchuck Rapids. Spent many years towing logs
and commercial fishing
around the Egmont area and learned at an early age how to handle bringing a seineboat and tugboat through that area and the Yulcata Rapids further north.
I'd never be able to put the technique into words like Andrew and Dockhead did above but reading their posts made sense to me.
seeing the tugboat flip on U-tube a while back and pulling barges out of Porpoise Bay is always problematic. Never had a mishap but scared the **** out of myself several times. Ernie Silvey, an old skipper
from Egmont, was the master of those rapids and I was fortunate to have him as a teacher and mentor when I was a young deckhand
living and working up there back in the 50's and 60's. You learned how to use the tides, eddies and back currents to haul log booms and barges all over that area as well as save fuel commercial fishing
... thanks again for the videos! Capt Phil