C is for Child Labour

Three boys enjoy an outing on “Nina II”’s skiff in Tofino BC, ca.1956. In the early days of canning, children would not have had time for such fun and games. Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society Archives, G2005.001.002ab.

T is for Tall Ships

With masts like this, it could only be a tall ship! “Tall ship” is the term used today for old-fashioned sailing ships, which actually came in a variety of different models depending on their purpose.

W is for World War II

A prime example of wartime re-purposing in BC: a young sailor poses next to one of the two torpedoes installed on this former cannery tender turned anti-submarine boat. Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society Archives, 1997.058.003.