Exploration, Discovery and Travel

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  • Travel or exploration for personal, geographical, scientific or mapping reasons
  • Expeditions, exploration, adventure, prospecting, guiding
  • Individuals and groups involved in exploration or travel (eg. explorers, adventurers, prospectors, guides, outfitters)
  • Expedition planning, reports and accounts
  • Personal travels for discovery and education (eg. travel diaries)
  • Early contact with First Nations
  • SEE ALSO: Land, Settlement and Immigration

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20000 tons pontoon floating dry dock

Illustration of a large ocean liner in dry dock. The name "Minnesota" is inscribed on the top right side of vessel. Annotation on recto reads: "William T. Donnelly Consulting Engineer 17 Battery Place Tel. Rector 1491 20000 tons pontoon floating dry dock Prince Rupert, BC"

5810 Bench Plan for 1972

This map depicts the generalized pit layout and estimated waste extraction areas for 5810 bench. Annotated details include numerical bench markers, extraction dates and approximate ore extraction amounts. The hand drawn plan consists of solid and dotted lines drawn with green, orange and lead pencil.

5840 & 5870 Bench Plan for 1972

This map depicts the generalized pit layout and estimated waste extraction areas for benches 5840 and 5870. Annotated details include numerical bench markers as well as extraction dates. The hand drawn plan consists of solid and dotted lines drawn with green and red pencil.

5840 Bench Plan for October 1972

This map depicts the pit layout and estimated waste extraction areas for 5840 bench for the end of September to November. Extraction dates, approximate extraction tonnages and ore, waste and talus locations are included throughout the plan. Annotated details include numerical bench markers, extraction dates, approximate total tonnages as well as waste and ore tonnage calculations for October. The hand drawn plan consists of solid and broken lines drawn with red, blue, orange and lead pencils as well as black ink.

5870 Bench Plan for October 1972

This map depicts the pit layout and estimated waste extraction areas for 5870 bench for the end of August to November. Extraction dates, approximate extraction tonnages and ore, waste and talus locations are included throughout the plan. Annotated details include numerical bench markers, extraction dates, approximate extraction tonnages, ore, waste and talus locations as well as waste, ore, talus and total tonnage calculations for October. The hand drawn plan consists of solid and broken lines drawn with red, blue, orange and lead pencils as well as black ink.

6290 Bench Plan for November 1972

This map depicts the generalized pit layout and estimated waste extraction areas for 6290 bench for the month of November. Annotated details include numerical bench markers and waste extraction dates. The hand drawn plan consists of solid and dotted lines drawn with green, orange, red, blue and lead pencil.

6290 Bench Plan for October 1972

This map depicts the generalized pit layout and estimated waste extraction areas for 6290 bench for the month of October and November. Extraction dates as well as total unbroken tonnages are included within certain portions of the plan. Annotated details include numerical bench markers, extraction dates, total tonnages to be extracted and approximate waste tonnage calculations for October. The hand drawn plan consists of solid and broken lines drawn with red, green, orange and lead pencils as well as black ink.

6320 Bench Plan for 1972

This map depicts the pit layout and estimated waste extraction areas for 6320 bench. Extraction dates accompanied by its total tonnages are located within each planned area. Certain extraction dates are labeled with bench numbers. Annotated details include extraction dates, approximate total tonnages per area accompanied by extraction dates, total planned tonnages, total tonnages from December 31, 1971 as well as a rough colored legend depicting extraction month by color. The hand drawn plan consists of solid lines drawn with green, red, orange and lead pencils.

6320 Bench Plan for October 1972

This map depicts the pit layout and estimated waste extraction areas for 6320 bench for the end of September to October. Extraction dates are included within certain portions of the plan. Annotated details include numerical bench markers, extraction dates, and approximate waste tonnage calculation for October. The hand drawn plan consists of solid and broken lines drawn with red, orange and lead pencils as well as black ink.

6350 Bench Plan for 1972

This map depicts the pit layout and estimated waste extraction areas for 6350 bench. Extraction dates accompanied by its total tonnages are located within each planned area. Annotated details include extraction dates, approximate total tonnages per area as well as extraction dates, total planned and broken tonnages and total tonnages from December 31, 1970 from a survey done in September 30. The hand drawn plan consists of solid lines drawn with red, green and orange colored pencils.

6380 Bench Plan for 1972

This map depicts the pit layout and estimated waste extraction areas for 6380 bench. Extraction dates accompanied by its total tonnages are located within each planned area. Certain extraction dates are labeled with bench numbers. Annotated details include extraction dates, approximate total tonnages per area as well as extraction dates, total planned and broken tonnages, total tonnages from December 31, 1970 from a survey done in September 1, numerical bench markers as well as a rough colored legend depicting extraction month by color. The hand drawn plan consists of solid lines drawn with green, yellow, red and lead pencils.

6410 Bench Plan for 1972

This map depicts the pit layout and estimated waste extraction areas for 6410 bench. Extraction dates accompanied by its total tonnages are located within each planned area. Certain extraction dates are labeled with bench numbers. Annotated details include extraction dates, approximate total tonnages per area as well as extraction dates, total planned and broken tonnages, total tonnages from December 31, 1970 and numerical bench markers. The hand drawn plan consists of solid lines drawn with green, yellow, orange and lead pencils.

6440 Bench Plan for 1972

This map depicts a drawn bench plan for the estimated excavated waste for bench 6440 during the first quarter of 1972. Annotated details include the approximate excavated ore tonnages, broken and planned values for the first quarter and revised calculations from previous years values. Planned excavated areas are drawn with different colors.

A Man and River

Image depicts a man on the hiking trail near Mt. Robson, with a river in the background; it is possibly the Robson River.

Air Photo Markers

Image depicts a marker for aerial photography at an uncertain location. The slide labels it as "Elizabeth Station."

Al Elsey Moving Images Collection

  • 2006.25
  • Collection
  • 1961 - 2000, predominant 1961-1967

Fonds consists of original, silent 16mm reels that portray the natural, social and land use history of the Bella Coola and Chilcotin regions named the "Natural and Guiding History of the Bella Coola and Chilcotin Regions".

Possible locations that Al Elsey filmed include: Bella Coola, Bella Bella, Anahim Lake, Alert Bay, Nimpo Lake, Bulkey Valley, the Rainbow Mountains, Tweedsmuir Provincial Park, Dean River, Bella Coola River, Tchaha Lake, the Chilcotin region, the Ulkatcho Mountains, Lassard Lake, Fenton Lake, Atnarko River, Wells Gray Park, and Holt Homestead.

Album 1

Consists of a photograph album that contains 224 photographs that depict Parker Bonney's early years as a Forest Engineer. Includes photographs of the expedition to the Nass Valley undertaken by Parker Bonney, Sam Brown, and others. May also include photographs of later surveying expeditions. Also includes three photographs of the University of Washington rowing team, of which Parker Bonney was a member between 1909 and 1913.

Album 2

Consists of a photograph album that contains photographs that depict Parker Bonney's early years as a Forest Engineer. Includes photographs of the expedition to the Nass Valley undertaken by Parker Bonney, Sam Brown, and others. May also include photographs of later surveying expeditions.

Arthur Holland Album

Series consists of a photograph album from A. H. Holland, a British Columbia Land Surveyor, that was created while working in the Central Interior, the Cariboo, the Chilcotin and southeast British Columbia. This album visually documents steamboat, stagecoach and horse travel in British Columbia and also captures the prepatory work and dawn of the age of rail travel.

Arthur Holland Land Surveying Collection

  • 2014.10
  • Collection
  • 1907-1920

Collection consists of a photograph album from A. H. Holland, a British Columbia Land Surveyor, that was created while working in the Central Interior, the Cariboo, the Chilcotin and southeast British Columbia. This album visually documents steamboat, stagecoach and horse travel in British Columbia and also captures the prepatory work and dawn of the age of rail travel.

Holland, Arthur H.

Articles and Papers Written About Knox McCusker

File consists of the following items: “Mac” by D.L. Surveyor ; “Knox (Mac) McCusker: Dominion Land Surveyor” by E.L. Rutherford, V.C. Brink, R.S. Silver and M.Z. (Smokey) Neighbour ; Excerpts from Men and Meridians by Don W. Thomson ; Article re: Knox McCusker written on the occasion of his death (April 14, 1955); “McKusker (sic) to open up Blueberry Mountain Area” (Alaska Highway News, June 8, 1950) ; “McCusker was surveyor, big game guide….also rancher and trail blazer” ; “Knox Freeman McCusker” written on the occasion of his death (The Canadian Surveyor, July 1955) ; “Veteran Surveyor – Alaska Highway Stories” ; Memories of Knox McCusker by his oldest niece Betty (McCusker) Rutherford; “Veteran Surveyor prefers horses for long bush treks” by Eric Young (Edmonton Journal); Eulogy for Knox McCusker read by Stanley D. Seif at Burch Presbyterian Church in Fort St. John, B.C. ; Eulogy for Gwendolyn Dorothy McCusker (July 1997) ; “Tropical Valley No Myth: amazing story of woman who lived there” by Thomas A. Wayling (Vancouver Sun) ; Photocopy of section of map: “Topographical sketch map showing route traversed by the Bedaux Sub-Arctic Expedition 1934 through the Rocky Mountains” (by Frank Swannell, March 27, 1935) ; Memories of Knox McCusker by Bill McCusker, his oldes nephew ; “There is always a reason; destiny made it a date. The corridor of the Alcan didn’t just happen” (Fort St. John publication) ; Article on Knox McCusker (ALS News, Winter 1983).

Articles and Speeches Written by Knox Freemen McCusker

File consists of the following articles and speeches written by Knox McCusker: “Reminiscences of Knox McCusker” (63 typewritten pages) ; “Back and Beyond the Peace” by K.McCusker (taken from the Toronto Star Weekly Saturday May 5, 1928) – retyped ; “The Alaska Highway” by Knox F. McCusker, D.L.S. (The Canadian Surveyor, July 1943)-photocopy ; Mr. McCusker’s Speech (5 pages) ; “Tropical Valleys of B.C.” (4 pages) ; “The president has called me an old old surveyor…” speech written by K. McCusker ; “In the early days of my career in the Surveying profession…” written by K. McCusker.

Audrey L'Heureux Northern BC History Collection

  • 2000.23
  • Collection
  • ca. 1960-ca. 1970

Collection consists of textual reserach notes created by L'heureux related to the history and geography of Northern BC, BC,

L'Heureux, Audrey

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