Sawmills--British Columbia--Vancouver Island



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The item is a b&w photograph showing Stamp's Mill at Alberni. It was probably taken by O.C. Hastings in 1879.

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.

BC Power Commission 58/59 review

The item consists of reel of film footage from 1958-1959. It contains a spliced-together footage compilation showing various Power Commission operations: mobile 500KW diesel generating unit arrives in Revelstoke, cable-laying barge, boats and shore crew lay underwater line to Thetis & Kuper Islands, island residents celebrate at a picnic, where First Nations dancers perform, power plant construction & tunnel work at Ash River project on Great Central Lake [similar tunnelling shots in Men at Work], continuing through winter, completed Ash River Generating Station and penstock, shots of Chemainus sawmill and new power station.

B&W footage: official opening of Georgia Gas Turbine Generating Station at Chemainus -- people touring station, Premier W.A.C. Bennett and Commission chairman Hugh Keenleyside addressing crowd and on-site CHEK-TV interview [b&w, sound] with Premier Bennett re Power Commission development.

Beatrice and Charles Grant interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1965-08-02 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mrs. Grant, nee Coundley, recalls early family memories of Nanaimo and Cumberland, including the mines and mills. TRACK 2: Charlie Grant recalls early family memories of his father [Robert; Grant, M.P.] and his grandfather in the Nanaimo and Cumberland area. His family ran sawmills and had a business relationship with Robert Dunsmuir, known to them as "Bobby Dunsmuir". He describes th;e early days of Cumberland; the establishment of his father's mill and Dunsmuir's mines; and his recollections of Robert Dunsmuir. He recounts mining incidents including explosions; miners; strikes; strike breakers; racial disturbances; and the lack of police.

Billy Thomas interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1973-08-15 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Billy Thomas recalls growing up in the Chemainus area around the 1870's. His father came into the Cowichan district about 1862. Mr. Thomas describes early Chemainus; the mill; schooling; rail;way; water transportation; roads; clearing land; and cattle farming. [TRACK 2: blank.]

[Bloedel, Stewart & Welch Ltd. : Port Alberni and Great Central]

Industrial film. Edited and inter-titled film showing Bloedel, Stewart and Welch facilities on Vancouver Island. Film highlights construction of Port Alberni sawmill, 1934-1935, from an empty site to an operating plant, and arrival in spring 1935 of the "Rio Dorado", the first ship to load at the company dock. Also includes footage of boat trip to Great Central and scenes in and around the Great Central townsite; the steamship "Princess Maquinna" is shown en route. B.S.&W. personnel shown and named in the film include E.P. Demens, J.H. Bloedel ["J.H.B."], and J.W. Stewart.

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