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"Powell River Queen," Earl's Cove

Photograph depicts the "Powell River Queen" of the B.C. Ferries. It was just arriving at the slip in Earl's Cove after it had just made an 8 mile trip from Saltery Bay. It had been built in Victoria in 1965. Capacity held 50 cars an...

"Railway Mileposts: British Columbia"

File consists of two volumes of the publication by Roger G. Burrows entitled "Railway Mileposts: British Columbia". Includes "Volume I: The CPR Mainline Route from the Rockies to the Pacific including the Okanagan Routes and the CN&...

"S.S. Canora" CNR rail ferry

Photograph depicts "Canora," a CNR rail ferry that had recently retired from Georgia Strait ferry work. The lowest deck contained the engine room. The next deck contained a rail car deck with 4 tracks, while the upper deck consisted of t...

"S.S. Canora" CNR rail ferry

Photograph depicts "Canora," a CNR rail ferry that had recently retired from the Fraser River-Victoria ferry run. Visible are details of its bow and rudder and unseen propeller.

"S.S. Canora" CNR rail ferry

Photograph depicts "Canora," a CNR rail ferry that had recently been taken out of service. Shown is the massive rolling stern door which was raised by steam winches mounted above on the open upper deck.

"SS Sir James Douglas" and "Camsell"

Photograph depicts "SS Sir James Douglas," a Coastguard supply vessel, built in 1956. Astem from her is "Camsell," a full ice breaker, built in 1959. Out-of-service is CNR "SS Canora" is found in the background.

"Scenic Fraser Canyon"

Postcard depicts Fraser River Canyon, BC"When travelling through this mighty scenic gorge, the highway often gets too narrow at points, and rock ledgeds required cutting tunnels in order to restore safety. This tunnel lies just north of Yale,...

"Seabee Amphibian"

Photograph depicts a monoplane called the "Seabee Amphibian." It was a 3 seater and produced by the Republic Aviation Corp. About 10 of these aircraft were grouped together near the Vancouver International Airport on Sea Island. All were...

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