Fonds 016.R.0011 - S/V Dorothy Collection

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

S/V Dorothy Collection

General material designation

Parallel title

Other title information

Title statements of responsibility

Title notes

Level of description


Reference code

CA MMBC 016.R.0011

Edition area

Edition statement

Edition statement of responsibility

Class of material specific details area

Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Dates of creation area


  • 1898-2016 (Creation)

Physical description area

Physical description

2 boxes of textual and photographic records.

Publisher's series area

Title proper of publisher's series

Parallel titles of publisher's series

Other title information of publisher's series

Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series

Numbering within publisher's series

Note on publisher's series

Archival description area

Name of creator

Maritime Museum of British Columbia

Biographical history

The Maritime Museum of BC opened in 1955 as a naval museum located on Signal Hill just outside the gates of the HMC Dockyard in Esquimalt. By 1965, the Museum had outgrown the original location and found a new home in the former Supreme Court building in Bastion Square − the oldest surviving courthouse in the province. In 2014, the Museum got news from the Government of British Columbia that the provincially-owned historic courthouse was in need of major repairs that require the building to be empty. The Museum has since relocated to a new public storefront location at 634 Humboldt St., where we have our exhibits, public research space, and a gift shop. The majority of our collections are now stored off-site but are still accessible through our research request program.

The Maritime Museum of BC represents a rich and vast link to the province’s legal and nautical roots. It is also home to three significant sailboats − Dorothy, Trekka and Tilikum − each with their own incredible story of adventure and enchantment.

The Museum cares for more than 35,000 unique artifacts, in excess of 40,000 historical photographs and an internationally recognized chart collection. As well, the Museum delivers popular educational outreach programs geared to children and seniors featuring topics such as immigration, pirates and privateers, women at sea, and the fur trade.

Custodial history

These records are from previous owners, as well as the MMBC itself, since the time the S/V Dorothy was transferred to Museum ownership.

Scope and content

S/V Dorothy is one of the three vessels in the MMBC collection. You can find out more about her here:

This collection of records is a combination of photographs, certificates, log books, work agreements, maintenance records, etc. Please see the attached list for an inventory list.

Notes area

Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition


Documents have been arranged by type (i.e. photographs, textual, clippings, etc.) then chronologically.

Language of material

Script of material

Location of originals

MMBC Society Office.

Availability of other formats

Restrictions on access

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

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

Finding aids

Associated materials

Related materials


Further accruals are expected as S/V Dorothy continues to be worked on.

Alternative identifier(s)

Standard number area

Standard number

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Control area

Description record identifier

Institution identifier

Rules or conventions

RAD, July 2008 version. Canadian Council of Archives.


Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Language of description

Script of description


Digital object metadata



Media type





86.9 KiB


August 2, 2016 1:45 PM

Digital object (Master) rights area

Digital object (Reference) rights area

Digital object (Thumbnail) rights area

Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related places

Related genres