File 2007.17.4 - Columbia Coast Mission Ship

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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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    Location of originals

    Northern BC Archives & Special Collections

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    .tiff & .jpg

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

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    General note

    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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