Ada Dawe interview : [Chapman, 1976]
- 1976 [date recorded]
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.