Item AAAB1477 - Captain Lionel Douglas interview, [ca. 1962]

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Captain Lionel Douglas interview, [ca. 1962]

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  • sound recording

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  • [1962 or earlier] [date recorded] (Creation)

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RECORDED: [location unknown], [1962 or earlier] SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Captain Douglas talks about his early years on the sea; his impression of the harbours in Vancouver and Steveston in 1897; a concert at Steveston; and the Klondike Gold Rush. He describes Vancouver in the 1890s, streetcars; roads; the fire; and transportation. He recalls his cousin, B.C. Lieutenant Governor Sir Henri Gustave Joly de Lotbiniere. He discusses his career with the English merchant marine. TRACK 2: Captain Douglas continues with his recollections about his career in the merchant marine; he describes the CPR liner "Empress of Asia" [on which he served as chief officer]; recalls the war years; describes the Victoria of 1905, and the north shore [of Burrard Inlet?].;

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Imbert Orchard, 1974-1975


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Reference cassette copy available in container 000443-075.

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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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T0640:0001 - 0002 is another CBC radio interview, apparently recorded a few years before this one.

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Accession number(s): T1339

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Orchard ; VN-[1-2]

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speaker: Lionel Dale Douglas, interviewer: Imbert Orchard, sound recording: Ian Stephen

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