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Fonds AM317 - British Columbia Towboat Owners' Association fonds

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British Columbia Towboat Owners' Association fonds

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AM317

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  • 1925-1974 (Creation)
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    British Columbia Towboat Owners' Association

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2.4 m of textual records. - ca. 10 maps. - ca. 10 architectural drawings

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About 1925, the owners of towboats in the Vancouver area first organized as a section of the recently formed Vancouver Merchants Exchange. In 1930, the section was reconstituted as the British Columbia Towboat Owners' Association. The main functions of the Association have been to establish and maintain a common standard of operating practice both ashore and afloat for the tug and barge industry, to study and offer solutions to problems related to the towboat industry and to promote a high degree of operating efficiency amongst its member firms, to promote sound labour management relations, to maintain liaison with Provincial and Federal government authorities, and to maintain an interest in technical developments which may concern the membership.

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Fonds consists of the constitution, by-laws, minutes between 1925 and 1968, subject files, circulars, agreements, financial records, maps, publications and reports of the British Columbia Towboat Owners' Association. Also included is correspondence, 1967 to 1968, dealing with labour disputes, federal agencies, and national ship ownership.

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Includes records from separate accruals formerly identified and described as AM317 and AM659. These descriptions have been amalgameted into a single fonds; citations for these records should use only AM317.

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