Fonds AM510 - Captain William Watts fonds

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Captain William Watts fonds

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0.02 m of textual records

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Captain William Watts was born in Collingwood, Ontario, and came to Vancouver in 1887 with his partner, Ed Trott. In 1889, they opened a boatbuilding business, Watts and Trott, which later became Vancouver Shipyards. Watts was an avid rower. In 1890, he won the B.C. rowing championships.

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The fonds consists of a Vancouver Shipyards' ledger, 1892-95. Fonds also includes an account book for ships on Harrison Lake, 1898-1900, including some articles on marine engines.

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Includes records from separate accruals formerly identified and described as AM510 and AM552. These descriptions have been amalgamated into a single fonds; citations for these records should use only AM510.

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  • Box: 565-G-04 fld 03
  • Box: 566-A-04 fld 02