Item T0652:0001 - Captain Beketov interview

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Captain Beketov interview

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  • sound recording

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  • [196-] (Creation)

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1 audio reel (ca. 30 min) : 19 cm/sec, 1 track, mono ; 18 cm

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SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Captain Beketov RECORDED: [location unknown], [196-] SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Captain Beketov describes the ship "Thermopylae" which was one of the Clipper ships built for the China tea trade and the only one based out of Victoria, how the trade came to an end with the opening of the Suez Canal in 1870, how the "Thermopylae" was used in the Australian trade before being bought by Montreal businessman Robert Redford, how it was then used to bring rice to Victoria from Burma, why the ship was not economical to run, the history of and anecdotes about the ship's skippers, a description of the vessel, what remains of the ship, more stories about the "Thermopylae", and meetings about the Thermopylae Club. [TRACK 2: Blank.]

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Imbert Orchard, 1974-1975


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A digital copy is available. Please contact staff for further information.
Preservation disc(s) made from original or master audio reel(s), 2004-01-05.

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  • Copying Restriction: Clients requesting research/private copies must fill out CBC form.
  • Use Restriction: Not for broadcast or commercial use without written permission of the CBC.
  • Copyright Status: Copyright Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

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Accession number(s): T0652

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Previously described as AAAB0741

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Orchard ; CB-[1]

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speaker: Capt. Beketov, interviewer: Imbert Orchard, sound recording: Ian Stephen

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  • Box: 880070-0010