Fonds 016.013.0001-0016 - Russel Fonds

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Russel Fonds

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CA MMBC 016.013.0001-0016

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  • 1990-2009 (Creation)
    Russel, Rosalie

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6 albums. -- 3 scrapbooks. -- 1 VHS tape. -- 98 photographs. -- 7 posters. -- 2 enlarged photos. -- 1 flag

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Russel, Rosalie

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Fonds consists of photos, albums, and scrapbooks relating to B.C. Ferries collected during the 19 years that the donor worked at B.C. Ferries.

Flag in container, never opened.

Three pamphlets for Final Farewell Decommissioning Ceremonies for MV Queen of Prince Rupert 20 April 2009, the Queen of Tsawwassen 27 September 2008, and the Queen of Vancouver 15 April 2009.

98 Photos of B.C. Ferries ships, specifically Queen of the Islands, Queen of Burnaby, HMS Discovery; and Pacificat Voyagers. Includes pictures of exteriors and interiors, primarily at dock (Richmond, BC) and without passengers.

VHS tape of “BC’s Fast Ferries: The Building of the Pacificat 1000” from the Knowledge Network, 1998. Tape is still in vacuum seal wrapping.

Small photo album containing 57 colour photos of the Dogwood Princess being refit in the dockyard and making a new office space.

Small photo album containing 68 colour photos of golfing, barbecue at Deas Dock, and the Princess Marguerite III.

Small photo album containing 48 colour photos of the Spirit of Vancouver Island refit at the Esquimalt Graving Dock, 2004.

Small photo album containing 75 colour photos and 7 strips of negatives of the Spirit of British Columbia refit, 2005 and the Spirit of Vancouver Island, 2006.

Small photo album containing 44 colour photos of the Spirit of Vancouver Island refit at the Esquimalt graving dock, 2004.

Photo album containing 491 colour photos of B.C. Ferries ships, Queen of the North, Queen of Victoria, Queen of Sidney, Queen of Prince Rupert, Queen of Burnaby, Spirit of British Columbia, Spirit of Vancouver Island, Skeena Queen, Queen of New Westminster. Also, photos of the Duke Point opening, the Mill Bay terminal, Albert J. Savoie vessel, Dogwood Princess vessel, an event at Deas Dock, retirement party for Bev Bolenbech, retirement party for Bob Ogsten, new building at Horseshoe Bay, MV Church sunk for the reef society, and the Pacificat Voyager ship.

Scrapbook titled “Queen of the North” containing 19 double sided pages consisting newspaper clippings discussing the Queen of the North dating from 2005 to 2008.

Scrapbook titled “Queen of Oak Bay Surrey North” containing 17 double sided pages consisting newspaper clippings discussing ferry disasters/sinking dating from 2000 to 2006.

Scrapbook with photocopied cover of “Tail Ships: The Fleet for the 21st Century” by Thad Koza, containing 9 double sided pages and loose clippings consisting newspaper clippings regarding Richmond Tail Ships, dating to 2002.

Enlarged black and white photo of Deas Dock, undated.

Enlarged colour photo of Deas Dock, undated.

B.C. Ferries posters: Building Fast Ferries for B.C. – and the world.

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donated by Rosalie Russel, 24 September 2016.


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  • English

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MMBC off-site storage.

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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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6 September 2017

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