Fonds 009.049 - Company of Master Mariners of Canada

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Company of Master Mariners of Canada

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CA MMBC 009.049

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  • 1969-2009 (Creation)
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    Company of Master Mariners of Canada

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2.5 meters of textual records.

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Company of Master Mariners of Canada (11 May 1967 - present)

Administrative history

The Company of Master Mariners of Canada was incorporated by Federal Charter on May 11th, 1967. There are eight regional divisions, with the National Office in the City of Vancouver, British Columbia. The Company was established to encourage and maintain the high and honourable standards of the Nautical Profession, further the efficiency of the sea service and uphold the dignity and prestige of Master Mariners.

Vision
The Company of Master Mariners of Canada continues to be a recognized and respected organization, representing the interests of Canadian shipmasters and senior deck officers, from which advice and guidance will be sought.

Mission
The Company of Master Mariners of Canada exists to:
Encourage and maintain a high and honourable standard of ability and professional conduct of the officers of the Canadian Merchant Service
Provide a central body of command level mariners representing senior officers of the Canadian Merchant Service
Encourage and further develop education, training and qualifications of young seafarers and cadets
Participate in, and provide input into, National and International groups in matters concerning the safety, operation, and regulation of ships and their crews
Organize conventions and seminars for the discussion and consideration of topics of interest to the Merchant Service and mariners
Promote and maintain efficient and friendly cooperation between the commercial, government and military fleets of Canada

Values
Recognizing the unique nature of employment in the marine profession, we are guided by:
Professionalism
Respect
Integrity

(http://www.mastermariners.ca/)

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Box 1 (arc 163)
Contents: 8 binders; 2 books; 1 note book; 1 vertical binder, 1 folder; 1 duo-tang binder
1. Background information and history of the Company of Master Mariners printed from their website. This document is also duplicated in the donor file.
2. Black binder containing newsletters (primarily brief 1 to 3 pages) dating from 1977 to 1989. Organized roughly chronologically and by geographic location. First page is a draft 1989 notice of forthcoming events from the Fundy Division.
3. Black binder containing issues of "From the Bridge: Journal of the Company of Master Mariners of Canada” (primarily longer journals of 10 to 15 pages) dating from 1979 to 1994.
4. Green binder containing issues of “From the Bridge: Journal of the Company of Master Mariners of Canada” (primarily longer journals of 10 to 15 pages) dating from 1988 to 1999.
5. Black binder containing issues of “From the Bridge Journal of the Company of Master Mariners of Canada” (primarily longer journals of 10 to 15 pages) dating from 1994 to 2007. Journals from 2004 to 2007 are loose pages, not formatted and folded together like previous issues.
6. Purple binder containing issues of “The Port Log: Journal of the Company of Master Mariners of Canada Vancouver Division” dating from 2000 to 2004. Also issues of “From the Bridge: Journal of the Company of Master Mariners of Canada” dating from 2000 to 2003.
7. Book titled “The Northern Mariner/Le Marin Du Nord”, vol. X, No. 2, April 2000, edited by Lewis R. Fischer and George Kennedy. And, book titled “Valour at Sea: Canada’s Merchant Navy”, written by Patricia Geisler, Veterans Affairs Canada, 1998. Slipped inside first page is a letter from Fred, J. Mifflin, P.C., C.D., M.P. addressed to Merchant Navy Veteran.
8. White binder containing officer’s contact info dating from 1969 to 1994.
9. Blue record book containing lists of nominations to governing council dating from 1968 to 1978. Also, nominations to national council Great Lakes Division and Ottawa-Hull Division dating to 1976. There are also 2 loose pieces of paper, signed nomination forms dating to 1975 and 1977, slipped into the first page.
10. Black binder containing lists of national secretaries and national masters dating from 1976 to 2009, a dues procedures draft dating to 2009, and 2009-2012 strategic plan. Also, guidelines for cadet membership document, blaw recommendation revisions dating to 7 December 2004, and an agenda and minutes of the national council meeting dating to 2009. Slipped into front sleeve is a copy of the bylaws of the CMMC as amended 20 November 2008 and a record of amendments with dates and page numbers.
11. Black vertical binder containing an assortment of meeting notes/reports/minutes, correspondence, articles, newsletters dating primarily to the 1970s but at least one meeting report and one newsletter dating to 1991.
12. Folder containing miscellaneous, unrelated documents relating to the donation of a pair of globes to the Maritime Museum of BC dating to 1979. Also includes a newspaper clipping from the Victoria Times, 26 May 1978, a letter from Captain D.J. Bremner dating to 21 December 1999, and a printout from the CMMC website titled “Who we Are and What We do”.
13. Blue duo-tang binder labeled “Company of Master Mariners of Canada Foundation” “National Secretary” containing reports regarding incorporation of the society dating to 8 October 2003, prepared by Capt. A.H. Whitelaw.

Box 2 (arc 164)
Contents: 1 black vertical binder; 9 regular folders; 2 binders
1. Folder containing two copies of the by-laws of the CMMC amended as of Tuesday, 25 November 1975.
2. Folder containing the 1975 and 1976 by-laws, 1976 amendments, and correspondence related to those amendments.
3. Folder containing drafts of the 1975 and 1976 bylaws and correspondence related to those drafts and suggested amendments as well as two copies of the bylaws of the CMMC as amended 1 January 1978.
4. Folder containing drafts, copies, and correspondence relating to the 1975 bylaws dating to 1977, regarding 1977 amendments.
5. Folder containing company procedures dating to 1981, a letter from the Marine Safety Advisory Council Nautical Certification Committee, four copies of a letter from the secretary regarding company procedures re new members, and the bylaws of the CMMC as amended 1 January 1981.
6. Folder containing correspondence and working documents relating to proposed amendments to the bylaws dating primarily from 1979 to 1981.
7. Folder containing, correspondence, working documents, and procedures relating to the amendment of bylaws dating from primarily 1988 to 1995. Also includes reference to the 1986 AGM, the 1984 AGM, and includes a letter from 1978 regarding AGM minutes, and a letter from 1968 regarding bylaw amendments.
8. Folder containing finished drafts of bylaws from 1995, 1981, 1978, and 1967.
9. Folder containing correspondence, reports, and project proposals from “The Merchant Navy Coalition for Equality” dating from 1989 to 1996. A large percentage of the documents date to 1996.
a. Special condition note: Certain documents printed on shiny paper have faded to the point of being nearly illegible.
10. Black vertical file containing the bylaws of the CMMC as amended January 1, 1995, a 1995 auditors report, members lists, correspondence, agendas dating to 1992 and 1994, two 1994 issues, a 1992 issue, and a 1991 issue of “From the Bridge: Journal of the Company of Master Mariners of Canada”, and a financial statement dating to 1993.
11. Blue IBM binder containing correspondence dating from 1997 to 1998. Consists primarily of printed emails and of correspondence from the CMMC and The Merchant Navy Coalition for Equality. Inserted in the front sleeve of the binder are miscellaneous reports and newspaper clippings as well as several documents regarding the Royal Canadian Naval Benevolent Fund. Loose in the front of the binder is the Canadian Merchant Navy Association Newsletter, “The Red Duster” dating to July 1998, a copy of Bill C-61 dating to 2 December 1998, a Canadian Merchant Navy Prisoner of War Association document titled “Testimony to the Standing Committee of National Defence and Veterans Affairs” dating to November 5, 1998, a bound document titled “Memorandum to All Merchant Navy Veterans” assembled by H. Clifford Chadderton Chair National Council of Veteran Associations In Canada dating to September 2, 19992 loose papers, and an envelope containing additional correspondence regarding the Canadian Merchant Navy Veterans Association dating to 1998 and 1999.
12. Dark blue binder containing correspondence, reports, and officer/membership lists dating to 2000. Slipped into front sleeve of the binder are papers dated June, 2000 titled “Melbourne Log”. These papers do not appear to be in original order.

Box 3 (arc 165)
Contents: 7 binders; 4 folders
1. Blue binder containing correspondence and reports dating from 1997 to 1999.
2. Green binder containing correspondence, reports, and 2001 “Melbourne Log” dating to 2001.
3. Folder containing agendas, minutes, and reports from the annual general meeting of a variety of CMMC chapters dating to 1977 and statements of receipts and disbursement dating to 1976.
4. Folder containing agendas, minutes, and reports from the annual general meeting of a variety of CMMC chapters dating to 1978.
5. Folder containing agendas, minutes, and reports from the annual general meeting of a variety of CMMC chapters dating to 1980.
6. Folder containing agendas, minutes, reports, meeting notices, and correspondence from and relating to the annual general meeting of a variety of CMMC chapters dating to 1983.
7. Black binder containing agendas, minutes, reports, and membership lists from general meetings, annual general meetings, and extraordinary general meeting dating from 1968 to 1984.
8. Black, fabric binder containing financial report dating to 1968 and banking information dated 1974. Also contains agendas, minutes, and reports from director’s meetings and preliminary management meetings dating from 1967 to 1975. Loose in the back of the binder are phone lists, two brochures for the CMMC, and a copy of the CMMC bylaws, undated.
9. Red binder containing agendas, minutes, and reports from extraordinary meetings and annual general meetings of the national council of the CMMC dating from 1976 to 1980.
10. Black binder containing agendas, minutes, and reports from extraordinary meetings of the national council of the CMMC dating from 1980 to 1982. Slipped into front sleeve is several pieces of correspondence dating to 1982.
11. Blue binder containing agendas, minutes, reports, and correspondence from and relating to the annual general meeting and divisional council meetings of the CMMC Newfoundland division dating from 1983 to 1992.

Box 4 (arc 166)
Contents: 9 binders
1. Blue binder containing agendas, minutes, reports, nomination forms, and correspondence from and relating to the extraordinary meetings of the CMMC national chapter dating from 1982 to 1985.
2. Black binder containing agendas, minutes, and reports from the divisional council meetings and annual general meetings for the CMMC Maritimes Division dating from 1984 to 1989.
3. Blue binder containing agendas, minutes, and reports from the national council meetings of the CMMC dating from 1985 to 1986.
4. Black binder containing agendas, minutes, and reports from the national annual general meetings dating from 1986 to 1990.
5. Black binder containing agendas, minutes, and reports from the national council meetings of the CMMC dating from 1987 to 1989.
6. White binder containing agendas, minutes, and reports from the national council meetings of the CMMC dating from 1990 to 1993.
7. Blue “Operations Manual for Kingcome Navigation” binder containing agendas, minutes, and reports from the national council meetings of the CMMC dating from 1994 to 1998.
8. Red binder containing agendas, minutes, and reports dating from 1990 to 1994.
9. Green binder containing agendas, minutes, and reports for the annual general meetings dating from 1995 to 1999.
10. Purple binder containing agendas, minutes, and reports from the national council meetings dating from 1997 to 1998. Also contains a 1998 issue of “The Port Log”, a 1998 issues of “From the Bridge”, a 1998 issue of “The Foghorn”, and a 1998 ‘Notice to Members’ report.

Box 5 (arc 167)
Contents: 9 binders
1. Green binder containing agendas, minutes, and reports for the national council meetings dating from 1999 to 2006.
2. Blue binder containing primarily correspondence and reports related to meetings and membership dating to 2000. Also, the July 2000 issue of “The Port Log: Journal of the Company of Master Mariners of Canada Vancouver Division”.
3. Black binder containing correspondence, member updates, minutes, and reports related to the Company of Master Mariners Fundy Division dating from 1978 to 1982. Documents have had water damage at some point.
4. Red binder containing agendas, minutes, and reports for the annual general meetings and extraordinary general meetings of the Company of Master Mariners Fundy Division dating from 1987 to 1996. Also contains minutes from the national council meeting held in Halifax on October 26, 1996.
5. Green Binder containing agendas, meeting minutes, reports, correspondence, and membership lists of the Canadian Institute of Master Mariners Montreal Division dating from 1975 to 1982.
6. Green binder containing meeting minutes, reports, and notices for the Company of Master Mariners Great Lakes Division, dating from 1975 to 1993.
7. Blue binder containing agendas, minutes, and reports for the national council meetings dating from 2006 to 2008.
8. Green binder containing meeting minutes, reports, notes, and correspondence from the national council meetings dating to 2009. Also, additional correspondence dating to 2009 and a copy of the 2009-2012 strategic plan.
9. Blue binder containing agendas, minutes, and reports from all divisions for the national council meetings dating from 2001 to 2007. Also contains correspondence and reports regarding AGM guidelines and Company of Master Mariners of Canada guidelines.

Box 6 (arc 168)
Contents: Folders containing primarily correspondence, but also agendas, minutes, reports, and membership lists related to all divisions of the Company of Master Mariners dating from the late 1970s to the early 1990s. Appears to be in general chronological order. May include some duplication from other boxes. Also contains a few photographs.

Box 7 (arc 169)
Contents: 9 cassette tapes; 66 folders
1. 4 folders continued from box 6
2. Cassette tapes
a. “Parkship” names and personalities
b. Tecumseh Park
c. Winnipegosis #3
d. Winnipegosis #5 ending
e. Winnipegosis end; Westview Park
f. Beaton Park #2
g. Beaton Park #3
h. Supplement Canadian Merchant Marine Questionnaire
3. Vertical files in alphabetical order covering a variety of subjects, committees, and divisions, and including correspondence, brochures, reports, bylaws, strategic plans, history, donation records, and legal documents dating from the late 1960s to 2007. Some correspondence of note is related to the Canadian Maritime Law Association, the Canadian Memorial Liverpool, the Canadian Merchant Marine Association, the Canadian Merchant Navy Association, the Honorable Company of Master Mariners, the Company of Master Mariners of Australia, the New Zealand Company of Master Mariners, The Council of American Master Mariners, the International Federation of Shipmaster’s Associations, the Nautical Professional Education Society of BC, the Nautical Institute, and Veterans Affairs.

Box 8 (arc 170)
Contents: 21 folders
1. Annual general meeting 1994 – 2008
2. Auditor’s report 1999 – 2009
3. Baugh fund/trust agreements 1979
4. By-laws 1995 – 2006
5. Foundation 2003 – 2007
6. Letters patent (copy) 1967
7. Procedures 1995 – 2009
8. Seminars 2005 – 2008
9. Strategic planning 2007
10. Minutes: national council 2001 – 2009
11. Minutes: national ways and means committee 1990 – 1997 and extraordinary meeting 1984
12. Minutes: Fundy division 1997 – 1998
13. Minutes: Great Lakes division 1994 – 1997
14. Minutes: Great Lakes division 1998 – 1999
15. Minutes: Maritime division 1993 – 1997
16. Minutes: Maritime division 1993 – 1998
17. Minutes: Montreal division 1983 – 1998
18. Minutes: Ottawa-Hull Division 1982 – 1989
19. Minutes: Ottawa-Hull division 1990 – 1997
20. Minutes: Vancouver Island division 1996 – 1999
21. Vancouver Island division, The Anchorage 1997 - 1999

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Immediate source of acquisition

Donated by Captain Ratch Wallace, 5 October 2010.

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The original inventory list assigned numbers based on box numbers and orders. The original order was altered slightly to create this inventory. This order was then altered during the move, so a new order has been established with new box lists and finding aids.

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  • English

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MMBC off-site storage, shelves 43.6.1 - 43.6.2, boxes ARC 163 - ARC 171.

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This fonds contains personal information such as names and addresses of association members from the 1960s up to 2009. It also contains correspondence that may include private and/or personal information.

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All requests for use must be made through the MMBC Research Request program (http://mmbc.bc.ca/collections/library-and-archives/research/). Please note that fees may apply.

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RAD, July 2008 version. Canadian Council of Archives.

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13 July 2017

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