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Major Matthews collection Coquitlam (B.C.) Dams With digital objects
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[Five views of Coquitlam Dam construction]

Photograph negative is a copy of five photograph prints, showing: original construction camp; construction camp and surrounding area; first rapids of Schuyler Creek near dam site; sluicing done for proposed canal to sluice tunnel; and bridge across spillway of the original dam. Negative was created in order to produce lantern slides of the five images.

[Four views of Coquitlam Dam and Buntzen Lake Power Plant number two construction

Photograph negative is a copy of four photograph prints, showing: early excavation at Buntzen Lake power house site; view looking up Coquitlam Lake from east end of dam, showing cleared shores that will be submerged when water levels are raised; trestle work for Coquitlam Dam; and downstream view of original Coquitlam Dam, showing construction sawmill in the background. Negative was created in order to produce lantern slides of the four images.

[Various scenes regarding the construction of the Coquitlam Dam]

Photograph negative is a copy of five photograph prints, showing: water cresting over the top of the Coquitlam Dam; the clearing of the Coquitlam Dam site with a donkey engine; the roots of a large tree cleared off the Coquitlam Dam site; bridge over Coquitlam Dam; and two men sawing tree stump at Coquitlam Dam site. Negative was created to produce lantern slides of the five images.

Coquitlam Dam

Photograph negative is a copy of a cross section diagram of the dam, showing: rock fill in upstream and downstream toes; location of original dam buried in new structure; and the equivalent cross section of a concrete dam. Negative was created in order to produce a lantern slide of the image.

[Three views of completed Coquitlam Dam]

Photograph is a copy of three photograph prints, showing: view along centre line of dam, showing water flowing over spillway in the foreground and bridge and reservoir to the right; view from lake side towards spillway, showing spillway bridge and gatehouse; and view of downstream side of dam from west bank, showing spillway through rock cup on the right and the borrow pit in the background. Negative was created to produce lantern slides of the three images.

[Four views of Coquitlam Dam construction]

Photograph negative is a copy of four photograph prints, showing: downstream side of dam, showing concrete encased New Westminster water main; and three views of the new Westminster Water Works intake tower. Negative was created in order to produce lantern slides of the four images.

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