File 2007.17.4 - Columbia Coast Mission Ship

Officer and woman aboard the S.S. Tutshi Unidentified man standing on the porch of a large house Large, unidentified house situated along a shoreline Two fishermen pose for a photo in front of the Columbia Unidentified man holding the lever of a piece of wharf machinery Baptism Day at Drury Inlet Unidentified man, woman and child sitting on a docked boat Woman seated in a boat looking at a lighthouse An open air wedding at Surge Inlet Service at Mrs. Lane's floating home The M.S. John Antle on her rounds entering Smuggler Cove Group photo taken aboard the Columbia at Dedrickson's Camp in Drury Inlet Two men walking across a large log over water at Knight Inlet A Priest and a man standing in the doorway of a small house under construction Log cabin under construction Small boat approaching the M.S. Columbia J.J. Claxton fishing aboard the M.S. Columbia J.J. Claxton sitting on the rocky shoreline of Bendickson Harbour Wharf and buildings lining the shore of an unidentified fishing community Oscar Johnston’s fishing camp on the move at Seymour Inlet Steamship Tutshi at dock along a rocky shore Woman wearing Cowichan sweater rowing a boat away from a lighthouse James Joseph Claxton holding binoculars Ship Captain and five First Nations children on the deck of the M.S. Columbia Five First Nations children on the deck of the M.S. Columbia J. J. Claxton fishing by a waterfall on board the Columbia Small fishing boat (gillnetter) moored at fish packing dock J. J. Claxton wearing Cowichan sweater standing on the deck of the M.S. Columbia J.J. Claxton and an unidentified man peughing a large fish onto a dock Fishing off the M.S. Columbia Two men displaying their large peughed hailbut on the dock

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Columbia Coast Mission Ship

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  • [ca.1930] , [ca. 1960] (Creation)

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32 photographs : b&w

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(22 Aug 1910 - 24 May 1996)

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This file consists of 32 photographs pertaining to the Yukon steamship Tutshi, ca. 1936 and J.J. Claxton’s time aboard the Columbia Cost Mission Ship M.S. Columbia III, ca. 1960. General subject areas identified in these photographs include: individuals and communities visited by the Columbia III; families involved in receipt of pastoral services such as marriages and baptisms; as well as medical care.

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  • English

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Northern BC Archives & Special Collections

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.tiff & .jpg

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Personal or academic use of photographic materials is welcomed under the standard fair use and educational use clauses of Canadian Copyright Law. Commercial use is, however, forbidden without the express permission of the copyright holder. For information on obtaining written permission from the copyright holder, please contact the Northern B.C. Archives and Special Collections.

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See also: “Columbia Coast Mission fonds”, located at the Anglican Provincial Synod of British Columbia Archives

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Established in 1905, the Anglican Columbia Coast Mission was mandated to serve the spiritual and medical needs of logging and First Nations communities situated along the remote inside coast of northern Vancouver Island, its adjacent islands and the mainland. Launched in 1956, the M.S. Columbia III was the last in a long line of vessels operated by the Columbia Coast Mission, serving as a floating hospital and social beacon to isolated coastal communities until 1967.

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“Columbia III – 50 Years on the Coast” in Western Mariner Magazine, December 2006 located at (accessed April 26, 2011) . - “Columbia Coast Mission fonds”, located at the Anglican Provincial Synod of British Columbia Archives;rad (accessed April 26, 2011)

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