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2018.040.42 Launch of MV Columbia, 19 November 1948

: 2018.040.42

: Q6A-5


: 1948-11-19 - --

: Estate of Bessie Vaughan and Nakusp & District Museum

: 1940s, Hempseed; Gordon, Hempseed; Mildred Mary, Johnson; Ernest Cregg 'Ernie', Johnson; Kate (Bailey), Keys; George, McWhirter; Elizabeth (McDowall), Nakusp shipyard, Surfco/Columbia IV (tug), Thom; Peter, tugboats, Upper Arrow Lake, Watson; Alfred, and Wright; Rose (Williams)

: Nakusp

2 b/w photographs (25.4 cm x 20.1 cm), 1 b/w negative (60 mm)

Rose Wright (left) christens new Canadian Pacific Railway’s new MV Columbia IV (previously Surfco when it operated on Alberni Inlet), Nakusp shipyard, Upper Arrow Lake, 19 November 1948. L-R: Rose Wright, Peter Thom (master builder), George Keys (shipyard worker), Alf Watson, Mildred Mary Hempseed, Kate Johnson, Gordon Hempseed, Ernie Johnson, Elizabeth McWhirter. Inscription on rear mistakenly lists ship as MV Beaton, 1950s.

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