Item T0811:0001 - 0002 - O.H. New interview : [Orchard, 1965]

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O.H. New interview : [Orchard, 1965]

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T0811:0001 - 0002

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  • 1965-10 (Creation)

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3 audio reels (01:30:00) : 19 cm/sec, mono ; 18 cm

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CALL NUMBER: T0811:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1965-10 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. "Sparky" New, involved in coastal shipping since he arrived in the 1920s, discusses the development of the Coast Ferries company from early freighting and passenger travel in the Gulf of Georgia, including the supplanting of the Union Steamship Company by scow, tug and airplane. Included in this discussion is the role of logging and mining in the coast economy and navigation problems in the Gulf. TRACK 2: Mr. New comments on fruit production and lumber mills in the Gulf. He describes his early experience working on ships, and eventually getting into the towing business in 1937. He praises the CP Steamship Company's coastal service when roads were non-existent. He compares CPR with the Union Steamship Company, and compares transportation in early decades with the present [the 1960s]. He tells the history of his first boat, "Brentwood".

CALL NUMBER: T0811:0002 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1965-10 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. New tells the story of the loss of the "Petrel" and other ships and mentions hazards at places such as Cape Mudge, Fraser River mouth, and Bute Inlet. He describes the kind of work that coastal boating was in early years, and some major changes in the towing industry since then. [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 compact discs made from original audio reels, 2001-06.

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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): T0811

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Previously described as AAAB0902

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speaker: Oswald Hibbert New, interviewer: Imbert Orchard, sound recording: Ian Stephen

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