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SS Joan on water

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-6-131
  • Item
  • 1892-1905
  • Part of K. McCann

The SS Joan, named for Robert Dunsmuir's wife, was a 831 ton, twin screw steamer belonging to the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway. It ferried passengers between Nanaimo and Vancouver and was sold, along with the E&N railway, to Canadian Pacific Railways in 1905. It continued to operate the route until 1914 when it was sold.

Goldrush town buildings

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-6-145
  • Item
  • 1895-1905
  • Part of K. McCann

Possibly Dawson City. The Ora, Nora, and Flora (see building on right) were steamships built at Albion Ironworks for Francis Rattenbury. He started a business transporting people across Bennett Lake during the Klondike goldrush

sternwheeler named Canadian

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-6-147
  • Item
  • 1898-1905
  • Part of K. McCann

The Canadian was built in 1898 and ran until 1937. It was the largest of ships in the Yukon

Byrdie and Guy Audain in India

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-6-13
  • Item
  • 1903-1906
  • Part of K. McCann

This image is from a hunting trip taken in India. The man seated in a chair on the left is identified as R.D. Harvey and Byrdie and Guy are seated on the right side of the picture.
Sarah Byrd 'Byrdie' Dunsmuir and Guy Audain were married in October 1901. After Byrdie had her first child, James, in 1903, she joined her husband and his regiment in Aurungabad, India. Byrdie did not enjoy the life of an army wife and so they came to live in Victoria in 1906, with an income provided by James Dunsmuir.

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