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Gerald A. Rushton fonds

  • CA MMB L445;P3738-3773
  • Fonds
  • 1891-1958

The fonds consists of photographs of Union Steamship vessels, ranging in date from 1891 to 1955 and Union Steamship newsletters (1956-1958).

Rushton, Gerald Arnold

Union Steamship Company collection

  • Fonds
  • 1898-2003 and [n.d.]

The collection consists of a combination of materials relating to the Union Steamship Company of British Columbia that has been collected over the years by the Vancouver Maritime Museum as well as documents that have been donated to the museum by Gerald Rushton, author of two books on the company titled Whistle Up the Inlet and Echoes of the Whistle; Arthur Twigg, author of the book Union Steamship Remembered; Harold Cecil Biles, former employee; and James Richard Southworth, former Marine Constable. The collection includes financial reports, maps, schedule notes, special operating circulars, company memos, sailing guides, menus, brochures, research notes, correspondence, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, manuscripts, assorted ephemera, photographs and audio cassettes. The collection is arranged in 8 series: Administrative; General files; Articles, clippings, and scrapbooks; Echoes of the Whistle book; Whistle Up the Inlet book; Union Steamships Remembered book; Photographs; and Audio-visual.

Bowen Island Historians photograph collection

  • Collection
  • [ca. 1885-1989], predominant 1900-1979

The collection consists of photographs and postcards of a wide range of people, buildings, locales, and events associated with Bowen Island. These include a large number of images of: the Bowen Island Inn resort complex and ships operated by the Terminal Steam Navigation Company and later, the Union Steamship Company; churches; ferry launches operated by the Sannie Transportation Company; members of many island families; beach activities; school activities; sports; picnics; tent camping; logging; ferries; and, local areas such as Snug Cove, Deep Bay, Miller's Landing, Cowan's Point, Tunstall Bay and Hood Point.