Fonds P3141-P3159, 998.103.0001 - Burrard Dry Dock Company Fonds

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Burrard Dry Dock Company Fonds

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CA MMBC P3141-P3159, 998.103.0001

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  • 1898-1963 (Creation)

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19 photographs.

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Burrard Dry Dock Company Limited (1894 - 1985)

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Established by Alfred Wallace in False Creek Vancouver in 1894 as a builder of small wooden fishing craft for the canneries. This enterprise subsequently moved to the north shore in 1905 and grew into the largest shipbuilding and repair company on the west coast. By 1985, the firm was a corporation which also owned the Yarrow’s Yard in Esquimalt. The corporation became Versatile Pacific Shipyards that year but this enterprise went bankrupt in 1992. A new firm, Vancouver Drydock, acquired the assets of the former Burrard Dry Dock Company that subsequently became part of the Seaspan Shipyards and are formally known as Vancouver Shipyards Company, Ltd.

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Collection contains photographs of ships built by the Burrard Dry Dock Company. Ships included are Kestrel, Ready, Fort Langley, City of Vancouver, Simon Fraser, Venissieux, Porte Quebec, Terginer, Canadian Constructor, Ottawa Page, Rupert Park, Comox, Princess Louise, Canadian Skirmisher, Canadian Highlander, Canadian Raider, Canadian Aviator, and War Dog.

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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 version, Canadian Council of Archives


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1 February 2019

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