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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

Roland Stuart's Hatley Park home from the pond

Image shows the farmhouse at Roland Stuart's Hatley Park estate. In the foreground, the pond that would later form part of the Dunsmuirs' formal gardens is visible. Farm labourers are gathering hay.
In the summer of 1903, architect Ridgeway-Wilson was engaged to make some alterations to the home, including the use of a half timber and plaster finish. It is possible that this image post dates the improvements made.

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