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Across Canada in fifteen minutes

Travelogue. Travel film of sights from a train trip across Canada, including footage of Nova Scotia, St. John, St Andrew's, Quebec City, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Niagara Falls, Hamilton, Georgian Bay, a Great Lakes steamboat, Fort William, Kenora, Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Bassano Dam, Calgary, Edmonton, Banff, and Lake Louise. B.C. footage includes: the Spiral Tunnels at Field (with train passing through); Field; open-topped railway observation car with sightseeing passengers; Glacier; Mt. Sir Donald; Albert Canyon; train en route in Fraser Canyon; Vancouver (street scenes, Hotel Vancouver, Stanley Park, English Bay bathers); CPR steamers en route to and at Victoria; Legislative Buildings; Empress Hotel.

Ada Dawe interview : [Chapman, 1976]

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Ada Dawe : Vancouver Harbour PERIOD COVERED: 1900-1930 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976 SUMMARY: Ada Dawe was born in Vancouver in 1893 and lived at Sechelt until school age. Her father was a captain on the Empress boats. Remembers being aboard the "Empress of India" at the time of the collision of the "Princess Victoria" and the "Chehalis", including first aid and the later search for bodies. Recalls rowing from Sechelt to Vancouver; Chinese crews on Empress boats; early Vancouver waterfront; Cedar Cove; Tommy Roberts of the Grand Hotel; and Union Steamship resorts on the Sechelt Peninsula.

Ada Dawe interview : [Orchard, 1965]

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1965-06-17 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mrs. Ada Dawe recalls her father Thomas John Cook; his arrival in Sechelt in 1893; Bert Whittaker and his store and hotel and steamships; more on steamships, the "Comox"; waiting for ships circa 1910 to 1914; and fishing. TRACK 2: Mrs. Dawe continues describing the arrival of nuns from France, Order of the Infant Jesus [Sisters of the Child Jesus], with Mother Superior Theresine in 190;3; the building of the Indian residential school in 1905; more on native Indians, including their appearance and their brass band; prominent Indians including Jack Isadore and Chief Julius and Chief A;lf August; the school for white children in 1912; Christmas festivities; roads to Porpoise Bay; Gibsons and Pender Harbour; and her impressions of loggers.

Allan Robertson interview

CALL NUMBER: T0963:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1965-08-05 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Allan Robertson describes his family history leading up to their arrival on Cortes Island between 1889 and 1905. He describes his education with John Manson's family; how eggs were the ;main industry; the first settlers of Cortes from 1870 to 1890; Whaletown; Mansons Landing; the growth of Cortes, including the fluctuations and flow of settlers from 1908 to 1920; the climate on the island; more on the development of Cortes; a description of John and Mike Manson; and Allan describes his early life, supporting his family and beginning to log. TRACK 2: Mr. Robertson describes his ;mother as a midwife; and the hospitals of Powell River and Vancouver and Campbell River. He then describes the conditions; clothes; steamship travel; and drinking in logging camps. He then discusses; the Columbia Coast Mission and ministers Alan Greene and John Antle.

CALL NUMBER: T0963:0002 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1968 [summer] SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Robertson talks about logging: horse logging; skid roads; steam donkey logging between 1905 and 1910; judging and preparing logs for riding skid roads; getting logs into the water; Gilchrist Jack; hand logging; the employment of oxen and horses; more on steam donkeys; log booms; the use of tow boats; the type of person a logger back then was; cork boots and typical logging clothes. ;TRACK 2: Mr. Robertson continues with more on logging: food in the logging camps; the Union Steamships; logging jargon; origin of "haywire"; different axes; more logging terms; his first job at a log;ging camp in 1911; his early years on Cortes Island and his introduction to logging; the authority of a camp foreman; wages; risks taken and compared to present; and an anecdote about drinking.

CALL NUMBER: T0963:0003 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1968 [summer] SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Robertson discusses growing up on Cortes Island; beginning his career as a logger at the age of thirteen; his experience enlisting in WWI; and his various occupations between the World Wars, including his work for the Crown Zellerbach Company. Mr. Robertson then recalls the history of the pulp and paper industry through the history of the Crown Zellerbach, including the reason for t;he odor produced by pulp mills; and he describes the process of paper making. TRACK 2: Mr. Robertson continues with more on the paper making process: the effects of waste on the environment; and reforestation. Then Mr. Robertson discusses commercial and sport salmon fishing; the origins of the name Cortes Island; more on growing up there including a description of the area; canneries on Blind Channel; his own education; and a comparison between kids yesterday and today.

Alma Sloman interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1966-09-02 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mrs. Sloman recounts her father, Jacob Arnet, coming to Clayoquot, circa 1893, from Norway; early fishing and processing of fish; pre-emptions; boat building; Indians; seasonal migration of Indians; Indian sealers; early Clayoquot; transportation; sawmill; family life; Methodist missionaries and Tofino in 1911. TRACK 2: Mrs. Sloman continues with her description of early Tofino; naming; of the community; life at Ucluelet; schooling; George Fraser; her family's return to Tofino; family life; their floating summer house; canneries; children from the Indian reserve; shipwreck; Long Beach; mail delivery; CPR passenger ships; Clayoquot; Walter Dawley; early tourism and fishing.

Alvina Poitras and Louis Poitras interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1968 [summer] SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mrs. Alvina Poitras recalls her impressions upon arrival on Read Island in 1945; the circumstances leading up to her settlement on the Island; her birthplace; her two sons, Louis and Paul; a; description of a steamship trip aboard "Chelohsin"; more description about her arrival upon Read Island; the early history of the island including how it was settled in the 1920s by Mr. Norn; her impressions of her first few days on the island; subsistence on the island with the aid of neighbors; how she worked alone; how her house burned down in 1949; how she rebuilt her home; and how she used wool for clothes. TRACK 2: Mrs. Poitras describes her two sons' education; and her own working career. Then her son Louis recalls living on the island as a youngster including various activities; hi;s education including a comparison between public schools versus correspondence school; and random comments on Read Island inhabitants and industry.

Archie Phelps interview

CALL NUMBER: T0388:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Archie Phelps RECORDED: [location unknown], [196-] SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Captain Archie Phelps describes how he was born in Barkerville, his grandparents (grandfather Edward R. Phelps -- died 1885) arrived in Victoria in 1849 after the California gold rush, other grandfather Robert Coultson was friend with Governor Seymour, his father William Henry Phelps was the first teacher at Mayne Island and eventually to Barkerville, a description of the school in 1884, the differences between the schools at Mayne Island and Barkerville, details on Barkerville, the family's move to Pender Island including what life was like there, the wharf at Port Washington, people at Pender Island including the school and teachers there, how he became a steward on the ferry at age 15, and then a ship builder in San Francisco, anecdotes about the ferries including one where Indians attacked a ferry and another where an Islander was lost coming back from Skagway, his work on a tugboat, and details on what tugs were like in those days. TRACK 2: Captain Phelps continues by describing working on a tow boat called the "Pilot" in 1911 when there were not many sailing ships, how he became a cook on a CPR ship called the "Princess Ina", Port Simpson, taking Indians to work at canneries, the influence of the Scots on place names, more on Port Simpson and the Indian village there, navigation and fog, an anecdote about a problem in a lighthouse, details about Porlier Pass and foghorns.

CALL NUMBER: T0388:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Archie Phelps RECORDED: [location unknown], [196-] SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Phelps discusses several wrecks and ships, how pioneers were the only ones who traveled and Indians had to travel second class, Indian potlatches, how sheep were transported by boat, a massacre which resulted in two Indians being hanged, rough seas at Jervis Inlet, how the "Princess Irene" ferry was built for the Nanaimo run, how he became a CPR Captain in 1925 including several boats he worked on, and deep sea sailing versus coastal. TRACK 2: Blank.

Art Norman interview

PERIOD COVERED: ;1925;-;1940 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976-03-11 SUMMARY: Art Norman was born in England. Came to Canada as an orphan child. Worked on the CPR steamers "Charmer", "Royal" and "Princess Mary". Served 30 days in Oakalla for inciting to riot during the battle of the Ballantyne Pier, 1935. Worked for Waterhouse Co., drove winches, later became a longshoreman. Describes hiring, Shipping Federation, Depression, soup kitchen for strikers, and containerization at the White Pass and Yukon Railway.

Barney Johnson interview

CALL NUMBER: T2101:0001 PERIOD COVERED: 1920-1950 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976-05-28 SUMMARY: Barney Johnson was born in Vancouver. His father was a well known waterfront figure. Grandfather was manager of the Marble Bay Mine at Van Anda and he remembers Chinese workers there and Union Steamships calling in. Talks about Pacific Salvage Company, towboating, the "Lorne" in a mishap at the Second Narrows, Westward Towing Co., Standard Oil of B.C., Royal Canadian Navy, father's career on the Grand Trunk boats and in the pilotage. At age 14, Barney Johnson was lookout man on the "Prince Rupert". Talks about towing Davis rafts across Hecate Strait, the first log barge, Hecate Strait Towing. CALL NUMBER: T2101:0002 PERIOD COVERED: 1920-1950 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976-06-22 SUMMARY: Barney Johnson describes early use of barges for logs, the Canadian Merchant Marine on the west coast, "Canadian Farmer" running down to Los Angeles, "Boronite" trip to Hawaii with Christmas trees and grain during the U.S. west coast waterfront strike, Imperial Oil ships such as the "Vancolite", accident at the Second Narrows bridge, Pacific Salvage Company, passenger liners using Vancouver harbour. Father was master of the "Prince Rupert" and headed a rival pilotage service for Vancouver in the early 1920s. CALL NUMBER: T2101:0003 PERIOD COVERED: 1920-1950 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976-07-08 SUMMARY: Barney Johnson describes methods of selling marine fuel in Coal Harbour, father's career with the Union Steamship Company, the Grand Trunk Pacific, Boscowitz Steamship Company and experiences during World War I. Father established B.D. Johnson-Walton Company which was Lloyds Agent in Vancouver and also shipping agent for several deep sea companies including Standard Oil and East Asiatic. Member Vancouver Chamber of Shipping. Describes "Stephen's Folly", first grain elevator. Vancouver harbour: bulk shipment of pot ash and sulphur. Also talks about Hastings Mill, lumber handling, Griffiths Steamship Company, Pacific Salvage Company, "Anyox", the "Lorne" and use of old sailing ship hulls. CALL NUMBER: T2101:0004 PERIOD COVERED: 1920-1950 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976-07-08 SUMMARY: Barney Johnson describes use of old Dollar Line hulls for moving logs down the coast, the salvage of the main span of the Second Narrows Bridge by Pacific Salvage. "Salvage King". Describes changes in tug boat technology and design. Conversion of tugs from oil fired steam to diesel, log towing and booms. Conversions of the "G.E. Foster" and "Northshore".

Best of Emerson, no. 1

SUMMARY: "Best of Emerson" is a twice-a-week series (Monday and Friday) that ran from July 2 to September 28, 1962. In this series Vancouver's provocative conversationalist, John Emerson, discusses unusual asp;ects of Vancouver history and gives his recollections and impressions of well-known people. This episode, the first in the series, is about the CNR coastal steamships.;

Best of Emerson, no. 13

SUMMARY: "Best of Emerson" is a twice-a-week series (Monday and Friday) that ran from July 2 to September 28, 1962. In this series Vancouver's provocative conversationalist, John Emerson, discusses unusual asp;ects of Vancouver history and gives his recollections and impressions of well-known people.This episode, number 13 in the series, is about tourism and the CPR coastal steamers.;

Betty Smith interview

RECORDED: Hornby Island (B.C.), 1979-11-03 SUMMARY: Mrs. Smith recalls arriving at Hornby Island on the CPR boat "Charmer" in 1921 as an 18-year-old teacher. Describes quiet island life at that time. Most of islanders were sheep farmers. Tells of meeting her husband when she was teaching on Denman and he on Hornby, he courted her using a secret code they flashed between the islands. Communication between Hornby and Vancouver Island -- rowboat travel, supplies, mail, etc.

Bill Arthurs interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1965-08-09 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. William Arthurs recalls early years on Hornby Island. He describes shipping links including the CPR and the Union Steamship Company. Included are family reminiscences; old timers; social life and early settlers including the Scott family; the Ford family; the Maudes. He discusses logging practices; fossils; Indians and Indian artifacts; the mail service; sheep farming; island picnics; vegetation; Whaling Station Bay. [TRACK 2: blank.]

Bill Bennett : [Jack Webster interview, March 23, 1977]

CALL NUMBER: T1707:0020 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Interviewed by Jack Webster SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett is interviewed by Jack Webster of radio station CJOR, Vancouver, 23 March 1977 (part 1).;

CALL NUMBER: T1707:0021 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill Bennett: Interviewed by Jack Webster SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett is interviewed by Jack Webster of radio station CJOR, Vancouver, 23 March 1977 (part 2). Following the Bennett interview, there are short interviews with NDP MLAs Charles Barber a;nd Don Lockstead, who discuss housing and coastal transportation, respectively.;

Boat sounds and miscellaneous

RECORDED: [location unknown], [196-] SUMMARY: This tape begins with Imbert Orchard announcing "People in Landscape in the New Caledonia Country". A motorboat can be heard, followed by harbour sounds, and the sounds of the "Skeena Princess" and the "Parizeau" being unloaded at the dock at Queen Charlotte City. Sounds of unloading procedures are accompanied by Orchard's narration, and include: longshoremen's equipment; blocks and chains; pulleys; cranes and forklifts. An unidentified Indian song with drum accompaniment is heard, followed by construction sounds and bells.

British Columbia and Victoria Steam Navigation Co. records

The British Columbia and Victoria Steam Navigation Company - a forerunner of the Canadian Pacific Navigation Company - was incorporated in February 1860, in the Colony of British Columbia to operate steamers between the ports of Victoria and New Westminster and Yale on the Fraser River. Shortly thereafter, William Irving bought into the company and in 1865 placed the newly built steamer "Onward" in service on the Fraser River run. This unit consists of records of the "Onward": (1) Cash and expense book April - November 1870, August 1872. (2) Freight book containing cargo manifests, 1872 (also lists outstanding accounts, pages 134-138). (3) Receipt dated June 8, 1872 for freight shipped on the steamer.

British Columbia and Victoria Steam Navigation Company

British Columbia Coast Steamship Service records

Ship's records which include: Princess Charlotte: log- books, delivery voyage, 1908 (2 vols.). Princess Victoria: Deviation book, 1915; log-book delivery voyage, 1903; Master's logs, 1907-1939 (incomplete, 11 vols.); Pilot house logs, 1904-1950 (incomplete, 84 vols.). Motor Princess: fuel book, 1923-1929; time books, 1923-1933 (3 vols.).

Canadian Pacific Railway Company. British Columbia Coast Steamship Service

British Columbia sketches : [reel 7]

Amateur film. B&W: views of Arrow Lakes scenery from a sternwheeler; arrival; the "Minto" at dock. Two men travelling by packhorse in the Lardeau. The steam tug "Beaton". Sequence on gold mining in the Cariboo, with footage of a hydraulic mining operation. COLOUR: Vancouver; Lions Gate Bridge and Stanley Park approach; city skyline. Trip on the steamship S.S. "Catala": views at sea; approaching settlement; people meeting the boat; log boom and sawmill adjacent to the dock. Alert Bay: views of village, store, homes, etc.; Indian children at play; schoolgirls in red sweaters [from St. Michael's Indian Residential School]; steamboat arriving; many shots of totem poles, graveyard, etc. Fishing fleet in harbour, preparing nets, and heading out to sea. Fishboat crew hauling in net full of thrashing salmon, and brailing them onto boat. Other fishboats setting their nets, hauling in salmon. Fishboat crew unloading salmon onto conveyor; shots of cannery wharf, female cannery workers. Savary Island: family vacation scenes; lodge; children at play; adults playing golf on beach at low tide; departing on a boat trip.

Canadian Pacific Navigation Company records

General correspondence, accounts, cash books, freight books, log-books, steward's inventories, etc. of various ships of the Victoria based coastal shipping firm.

Beaver (Ship)
Danube (Ship)
Enterprise (Ship)
Islander (Ship)
Maude (Steamship)
Onward (Ship)
Premier (Ship)
Princess Louise (Ship)
R.P. Rithet (Ship)
Reliance (Ship)
Royal City (Ship)
Sardonyx (Ship)
William Irving (Ship)
Western Slope (Ship)
Yosemite (Sidewheeler)

Canadian Pacific Navigation Company

Canadian scene : Graveyard of the Pacific

SUMMARY: A documentary about the coastal supply ship "Princess of Alberni", her crew, her duties, and the places and people she serves of the west coast of Vancouver Island. The program segments include stories from "Alberni" captain George Black; a visit with members of the Bamfield Exiles Club at Bamfield Cable Station; the Department of Transport's rescue boat service at Tofino; and a stop at the floating community of Chamiss Bay.

Capt. Reg Sparkes interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976-07-30 SUMMARY: TRACKS 1 & 2: Reggie Sparkes was born in Newfoundland in 1902. He came to Vancouver in 1922 and went to work for the CPR's BC Coast Service, then went to the Canadian National ship "Prince Henry". Canadian National failed to establish itself on the Triangle run. Sparkes served on a minesweeper during World War II. He was a member of the Canadian Merchant Service Guild. He later worked for the White Pass and Yukon Route, and was the first master of the "Clifford J. Rogers", the first container ship in the world.

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