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Fonds AM607 - Bernard Leitch Johnson fonds

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Bernard Leitch Johnson fonds

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AM607

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  • 1902-1977 (Creation)
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    Johnson, Bernard Dodds Leitch

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  • 0.26 m of textual records
  • 24 photographs
  • 1 plan

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(1904-1977)

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Born in Vancouver, Bernard (Barney) Leitch Johnson was the son of Captain Barney Leitch Johnson. He began serving on deep sea vessels at age 18. He obtained his foreign going masters certificate in 1928. For the next ten years, he worked for several B.C. maritime companies as a Master and Manager, primarily with Standard Oil of B.C. In 1939, Johnson joined the Royal Canadian Navy, serving on a variety of armed ships doing convoy duty. He was discharged in 1945 as a Commander. Following his discharge, he acted as Marine Superintendent for Johnson Walton Steamships and Westward Shipping. In 1955 he was appointed Manager for the Port of Vancouver and he remained in that capacity until his retirement in 1969.

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The fonds consists of correspondence, clippings, notes, photographs and pamphlets relating to Johnson's education, career, writings and organizations in which he was involved. Fonds also includes a plan for the Leitch-Johnson log carriers.

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