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Anchor, Coal Harbour

Photograph depicts an old anchor that had been fished out of Coal Habour, Vancouver. One flulke was bent in towards the shank. Image captured outside the office of Kanata Marine Ways Ltd. (1965).

"Japan Line"

Photograph depicts a steam floating derrick (owned by Mckenzie Barge and Derrick Co. Ltd.) loading contariners from a scow into the hold of "Japan Line." Use of the crane on the non-deck side of a ship was unusual and the use a steam cra...

Japanese cadet sailing ship, "Kaiuo Maru"

Photograph depicts a Japanese cadet sailing ship called "Kaiuo Maru" at Centennial Pier, Vancouver. Its visit was part of 1966 Vancouver Sea Festival and the ship was open to the public for inspection. Note the radar apparatus on the for...

Cannery, Fraser River

Photograph depicts a cannery at the seaward entrance to the south arm of the combined north arm of the Fraser river. Visible are a few rusted anchors. One was marked "Locomotive B.C. 100 Ibs. 1943 U.S. Navy."

"Japan Line"

Photograph depicts containers being hoisted onto "Japan Line" by means of a steam derrick (owned by Mckenzie Barge and Derrick Co. Ltd.) tied alongside scow holding containers. Davies notes that this was an unusual sight.

Replica of "SS Beaver"

Photograph depicts a replica of the "SS Beaver" built by the RCN in Esquimalt and moored in Vancouver, open to the public. Its pump handle that operated the capston, was reconstructed from a drawing done in 1870.

Lake Steamer, "Proctor"

Photograph depicts a replica of the "SS Beaver" built by the RCN in Esquimalt and moored in Vancouver, open to the public. The original ship left Gravesend on August 29, 1935 and reached Fort Vancouver (Oregon) on April 10. 1936.

Island Tug, Fraser River

Photograph depicts "Island Tug #125," on the north arm of the Fraser River. Travelling downstrean from Patulla Bridge, New Westminster, and the CNR Lulu Island rail bridge.

"Master" tug

Photograph depicts a "Master" tug after it underwent restoration in False Creek, Vancouver. It was under steam, and entering English Bay.

M.V. "Queen of Victoria", B.C. Ferries

Photograph depicts the "Queen of Victoria" of B.C. Ferries at the Burrard Dry Dock after it had been spit in half and had an extra section insterted. The section unpainted contrasts with the white portions of the original slip.

M.V. "Queen of Victoria", B.C. Ferries

Photograph depicts the "Queen of Victoria" that had been damaged after it had collided with Russian freights in an Active Pass. Damage displayed imprints of the freight's bow. 3 were declared dead. Photograph taken from a floating s...

Weather ship "Vancouver"

Photograph depicts a weather ship of the Canadian Coastguard called "Vancouver." It was fitting out after launching. This vessel and its sister ship, "Quada," were the largest vessels ever built on the western coast of Canada. ...

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