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#82

Date: July 7, 1910
Source: New Westminster Museum
Photographer: W.T. Cooksley

Information: Blessing and launching of Missionary Hospital boat, Columbia II. New Westminster, July 7th, 1910 at New Westminster Marine Ways (Dawe's Shipyard). Mrs. John Antle did the christening (wife of the Rev. J. Antle, who was to take command of the vessel, an Anglican Mission Ship.) See "Daily Columbian" Oct. 6, 1909, p1 for announcement of this vessels construction.

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Shipbuilding

#100

Date: [N.D.] c. 1915
Source: New Westminster Museum
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Information: "Westminster Marine Railway Co. Ltd.. Samson III (centre). Skeena". Also known as Dawe's Shipyard: it was in Queensborough (see R971.1 P967q PULLEM, H.C. "Queensborough: Part One" pp. 23-24 in which this photo (dated "about 1915") and a brief history of the shipyard appear.)

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#796

Date: April, 1918
Source: Venable, donor
Photographer: Canadian Photo Co.

Information: "The launching of the "War Comox" by steamboat Samson III". "War Comox" was one of four vessels built at Poplar Island for the Imperial Munitions Board. "War Comox 4/18 : Scrap Aenoa 1925. Wood-built, dry cargo, 3300 DWT. Very fire prone" - Note from Charles Nes of North Vancouver, who researched shipping records re the four ships, "War Comox", "War Ewen", "War Edensaw" and "War Kitimat".

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#838

Information: "War Ewen" built for the Imperial Munitions Board at Poplar Islands Shipyards; launched 1918. Registered in London. This was one of 4 vessels of 2800 tons each that were built at Poplar Island Shipyards. These were: the "War Ewen", "War Comox", "War Edensaw", "War Kititmat".

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