Whitehorse, YT

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Airplane "Nose Hanger" at Whitehorse, YT

Handwritten photo album caption below this photo reads: "Ordinary 'Nose-Hanger'." Photograph depicts airplane hangar with large circles in a darker fabric to accommodate the nose and engines of plane. Large truck and stacks of unidentified packages in foreground on right. Unidentified vehicle to left of hangar. It is believed that photograph was taken at Whitehorse, YT.

Royal Canadian Air Force

Alaska Highway

Image depicts a small section of the Alaska Highway somewhere near Whitehorse, Y.T. The slide also appears to be labelled "army washing" for unknown reasons.

Army camp scene

Photograph depicts an army cadet camp in Whitehorse, YT. Cookhouse in background.

Buildings & Garage at Whitehorse, YT

Handwritten photo album caption below this photo reads: "D.O.T [Department of Transportation?] Bldgs & Garage, Whitehorse." Photograph depicts numerous buildings and a four-door garage on streets in Whitehorse. Dump trucks and other various vehicles surround garage. Road and gravel covered area crosses foreground.

Royal Canadian Air Force

Cenial Crew of "32"

Photograph depicts three men (two in uniform) in front of a military plane with the number "7632" on its side. Handwritten photo album caption below this photo reads: "OUR CENIAL CREW OF "32". It is believed this photograph was taken at the military base in Whitehorse, YT.

Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Sergeant J. Hone at Whitehorse

Handwritten photo album caption beside and below this photo reads: "F/S. J. Hone. C.D. #5 Unit. N.W.S.R. Whitehorse. A 100% soldier." Photograph depicts the Sergeant standing in uniform (wings medallion on left breast) in front of white doorway to unidentified building. A reflection of trees can be seen in door window.

Royal Canadian Air Force

Gathering Wreckage of Plane Crash

Handwritten photo album caption below this photo reads: "Gathering up the pieces [re. plane crash, item 2006.20.12.42]." Photograph depicts two trucks and a large group of men standing in airstrip believed to be at Whitehorse. Group of various buildings visible in background on right.

Royal Canadian Air Force

Loading for the North

Photograph depicts five men in uniform loading supplies onto a military plane with the number "7632" on its side. Handwritten photo album caption below this photo reads: "LOADING FOR THE NORTH." It is believed this photograph was taken at the military base in Whitehorse, YT.

Royal Canadian Air Force

Miles Canyon - A River

Image depicts a river in the Miles Canyon near Whitehorse Y.T. The Robert Lowe Bridge, built in 1922, can be seen over the canyon.

Miles Canyon - the Schwatka

Image depicts numerous unidentified individuals getting off a boat which bears the name "Schwatka." It is located somewhere in Miles Canyon.

Military

Photographs within this file document Canadian military service, training activities, military institutions, bases and site; individuals and organizations (eg. veterans, military personnel, militia, cadets), military vehicles and ships, equipment, weapons, uniforms, artifacts and legislation as it pertains to Northern British Columbia.

Military Plane Called "39"

Handwritten photo album caption below this photo reads: "P '39'". Photograph depicts view of plane from front parked in airstrip believed to be at Whitehorse. Ladder, hose, and unidentified objects in left foreground. Snow and horizon in background.

Royal Canadian Air Force

Shipping & Transportation

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.

Surveying Wreckage of Plane Crash

Handwritten photo album caption below this photo reads: "The above ship, after 'doing' a barrel-roll 50 feet above the runway." Photograph depicts three men in uniform bent over wreckage of plane crash in airstrip believed to be at Whitehorse, YT. Large group of men and vehicles in background on right, trees and hillside in background on left.

Royal Canadian Air Force

Three Men by Plane Called "Majestic 32"

Photograph depicts two men (one in uniform) standing in an airstrip under the nose of a military plane with the number "7632" on its side. A third man stands in uniform on far right, and a building can be seen in distance behind him on the flat horizon. Handwritten photo album caption below this photo reads: "MAJESTIC '32'." It is believed this photograph was taken at the military base in Whitehorse, YT.

Royal Canadian Air Force

View from Tower at Whitehorse, YT

Handwritten photo album caption below this photo reads: "Another view from Tower at Whitehorse." Photograph depicts various unidentified buildings, vehicles, and machinery behind dirt road in mid ground. Power poles in foreground; trees, river, and mountains in background.

Royal Canadian Air Force

View of Whitehorse Airfield from Tower

Handwritten photo album caption below this photo reads: "Another view of Whitehorse Field from the Tower." Photograph depicts various unidentified buildings at what is believed to the Royal Canadian Air Force base in Whitehorse, YT. Small sign in foreground reads: "Taking Photographs Prohibited" (see also items 2006.20.12.1 & 2006.20.12.39). Mountains in background.

Royal Canadian Air Force

Whitehorse Runway

Handwritten photo album caption below this photo reads: "Whitehorse 'Runway'". Photograph depicts three planes in distance on runway, one of them is parked in front of large building on left (hangar?). Two long unidentified buildings in background on left, trees and range of hills in background on right. See also items 2006.20.12.1 & 2006.20.12.43.

Royal Canadian Air Force

[Eroding Rock Face?]

Image depicts what appears to be an eroding rock face. The slide itself is labelled "ash loger at top" for unknown reasons. Possibly located somewhere near Whitehorse, Y.T.

[Miles Canyon?] - Trees

Image depicts numerous trees on the bank of a river, possibly in Miles Canyon near Whitehorse, Y.T. The slide is labelled "canyon city."