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R.C.M.P. Patrol Ship "St. Roch" [in] The Harbour

Item is a mounted photograph that is the interior part of a 1957 Christmas card sent to Major Matthews from Colonel W.J Burns-Miller. The card's folder commemorates British Columbia's Centennial year, 1958. The card contains more information on the history of B.C. and a thank-you letter from Matthews to Burns-Miller dated Dec. 23, 1957.

[Demonstration of an assault landing by an LCM (landing craft, mechanized) at Kitsilano Beach during the Diamond Jubilee]

Item is a photograph. Typewritten notes with the photograph read: " ASSAULT LANDING - A beach assault landing such as took place in the various theaters of war will be demonstrated when these same LCM's will make an opposed assault on Kitsilano Beach at 4PM the 7th of July. Personnel of all units of Greater Vancouver will take part in demonstration as well as in the other Diamond Jubilee events depicted by the Army: the Inagural [sic] Parade 1st July, The huge Services Day Parade 7th July, the gigantic display at Seaforth Armouries 1st to 13th July, and the army's part in the colourful Pageant at Brockton Point Oval 1st to 13th July."

[Panoramic view of downtown Vancouver looking east from Granville and Hastings Streets]

View of waterfront showing the C.P.R. yard, piers and ships; courthouse under construction; Granville Street from the 500 block and south; Holy Rosary Cathedral and the spire of St. Andrew's Church; the railway station and yard, Kelly Douglas and Co. Ltd. and David Spencer Ltd.; and Hastings Street, streetcars and the Dominion Bank building.

Vancouver Harbour 1923

Panoramic view from Pender Street showing the C.P.R. car barge dock, the Immigration Building and Pier A and the squatter's shacks on Deadman's Island

[Panoramic view of Vancouver Harbour from Stanley Park]

Prominent buildings identified are Hotel Vancouver (900 West Georgia), the Georgia Medical Dental Building, Immigration Building, Marine Building, Royal Bank and Pier "BC". Ships identified are (L-R): "Catala", "Princess Louise", "Robert Merrick", "Empress of Japan", "Aorangi", C.P.R. transfer car barage, "Kyuqust" and Union Oil Co. Tanker.

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