Fonds L3354, L4511, 984.053.0001, 985.050.0001, 989.051.0001-0019, 997.050.0001, 997.051.0001, 019.R.0031 - B.C. Ferries Fonds

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B.C. Ferries Fonds

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CA MMBC L3354, L4511, 984.053.0001, 985.050.0001, 989.051.0001-0019, 997.050.0001, 997.051.0001, 019.R.0031

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  • 1963-1985 (Creation)

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229 slides. -- 0.5 cm of textual records.

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B.C. Ferries (1960 -)

Administrative history

Publicly owned company established by the provincial government in 1960 to operate passenger and vehicle ferry services linking Vancouver Island and other coastal communities with the lower mainland. B.C. Ferries took over services formerly provided by the Canadian Pacific Railway British Columbia Coast Steamship Service and the Puget Sound Navigation Company's Black Ball Line.

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Fonds consists of B.C. Ferries ephemera collected by travellers between 1963 and 1985.

M/V Queen of Esquimalt dinner menu.

British Columbia Ferry Corporation memento certificate recognizing the carrying of 100 millionth passenger, dated 18 March 1978, signed by Honourable Sam Bawlf.

Promotional pamphlet for M/V Queen of the North and M/V Queen of Prince Rupert.

May/June 1985 issue of "Dolphi", the B.C. Ferries Newsletter.

B.C. Ferries schedules and maps for voyages between Vancouver, Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, and the sunshine coast, dating from 1963 to 1977.

Slide carousel, in original box, with 108 slides featuring photographs of B.C. Ferries lifeboats and life rafts.

Slide carousel, in original box, with 121 slides featuring primarily photographs of parts of ships.

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  • English

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All requests for use must be made through the MMBC Research Request program ( Please note that fees may apply.

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RAD, July 2008, Canadian Council of Archives.


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12 April 2018

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