File 2000.1.1.3.21 - Shipping & Transportation

Pallets of asbestos in warehouse Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. warehouse Packaged grade AK asbestos Forklift and asbestos unit from above Aerial view of the asbestos warehouse and wharf Aerial view of asbestos wharf with warehouse and residential area Japanese ship Yamakiku Maru at port Cassiar asbestos units in shipping container at Erich Plant Cassiar Asbestos Corporation warehouse on pier 94 Transporting a shipping container at asbestos wharf pier 94 Aerial view of asbestos warehouse and wharf in proximity to residential area Road and buildings in winter Power poles by harbour Dock workers preparing to release asbestos from sling on ship Tightly packed asbestos in shipping container Broken package of asbestos on truck Crane and shipping container Packaging asbestos Aerial view of asbestos wharf and warehouse from rear opened bag of CT grade asbestos Forklift test with asbestos pallet Building asbestos wharf Asbestos pallets Ship at asbestos wharf Truck transporting packaged asbestos Docked ship Trojaland Shipping asbestos hat #1 method #6 Clinton mine transport truck Packaged asbestos in a harbour sling Logs in harbour Asbestos pallets in truck Asbestos wharf on pier 94 Asbestos bagging test Forklifts taking asbestos pallets onto ship Slinging loose asbestos bags from collapsed unit warehouse owned by Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. Truck carrying asbestos in winter Man cleaning up roadside asbestos spill asbestos warehouse and wharf with residential area behind Asbestos durability test with forklift Loading asbestos onto ship Dismantled fork truck in sling in a Sydney harbour Loading asbestos into shipping containers using forklift Clinton mine transport truck being loaded in warehouse Cassiar grade CT asbestos bags in unit Loading asbestos onto ship

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Shipping & Transportation

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2000.1.1.3.21

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  • 1962 - 1983 (Creation)

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269 photographs (216 prints: b&w and col. - 17 photographic negatives : col. - 36 photographic slides : col. ; 2.5 x 3.5 cm)

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(3 April 1952 - 15 March 1993)

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File contains photographs pertaining to the transportation of asbestos fibre.

  • These include portraits of Clinton trailer trucks, trucks from the Cassiar Transport Division at Mile 860 on the Alaskan Highway, the assembly of large freight trucks, an unidentified bridge, and ships and buildings at the Cassiar Shipping Facilities at Pier 94 on the Asbestos Warf in North Vancouver, B.C.
  • Twenty-three photographs dated 1982 depict asbestos fiber bales on pallets and inside shipping containers, with accompanying annotations commenting on the quality of the packing. Several images show fibre bales broken during shipment. An accompanying note reads: "SMD - please ensure this cannot reoccur.", and a photo caption reads: "pierced bags are resulting as an environmental problem as fibre is beginning to build up in certain containers." One of the photographs depicting the Cassiar Transport Division was used for promotional posters with the following commentary: "The Cassiar Transport Division operates out of Whitehorse, Yukon Territory and is responsible for delivering the asbestos to the White Pass and Yukon Route terminal in Whitehorse. Fuel oil and supplies are backhauled to the mines. By the end of 1967, the fleet will consist of 65 tractor-trailer units, each of which will carry 23 tons of asbestos. The distance from Whitehorse to Cassiar is 357 miles and Clinton is 403 miles. During the past year, the Division's trucks traveled 2,213,534 miles and handled 75,100 tons, and the mileage to 3.5 million miles. This is a year-round operation and convoys arrive at the mine daily in spite of the long difficult haul. The Division currently employs 43 drivers and 35 mechanics and operates its own maintenance and rebuild facilities in Whitehorse. Over the years these men have established and enviable record of safety, cost and performance."
  • Additional photographs that have been integrated depict the Asbestos wharf and its condition, 31 slides of wharf, maps of shipping routes, storage, forklifts, shipping trucks, and packaged asbestos.
  • Also included in this file are two copies of a "Photo Survey - Cassiar Ton Units - "Amstelveld & Trojoland" on arrival to Brisbane & Sidney - August 1967." This collection of photographs is a part of an assessment of the efficiency of shipping and transport to Australia from Cassiar. Pictures include: loading, forklifts, storage, ripped bags, broken straps, wharfs, trucks, slings. There are accompanied annotations with each of the photos explaining the safety hazards or inefficiency of the situation. This report was found inside a box linked to James Hardie Industries Ltd. This company is not mentioned in the photograph annotations, but could be related to the report since James Hardie Industries Ltd. was a key player in asbestos mining and manufacturing in Australia.
  • Collection of photos of roadside spill of Asbestos, depicting a man with shovel cleaning up on 5 June 1985
  • Photos from Eternit Societe Anonyme (a European company that Cassiar shipped to) of packaged Asbestos in storage in 1967
  • Collection of photos of James Hardie Coy. Pty. Ltd. shipment of asbestos that was not stored or transported effectively. Many photos depict broken bags as a result of inadequate storage and forklift punctures.
  • Collection of photos of Cassiar/Stewart Road Proposal. Photos depict tests of the various stages of shipping and transportation process including forklift tests, Marineo Sling tests, stacking tests, durability tests, container loading tests, problems with current units etc. Also included is a marketing drawing if proposed shipping plan - drawn by "Stewart 1977."
  • Photos of shipping process of Turners Asbestos Fibres Lmt. Photos depict lowering asbestos pallets onto barge with swing, and storage on barge.
  • Collection of photos of a shipment of asbestos, but the bags of fibre are not identified as a Cassiar shipment therefore the location is unknown.

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  • English

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Northern BC Archives & Special Collections

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Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

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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File is part of the Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds.

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File contains one oversized photograph stored separately.

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2000.1.1.3.21

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