File BD-039 - 060426AHN_MiscTugs

MV Iron Horse001.NEF MV Iron Horse002.NEF MV Iron Horse003.NEF MV Iron Horse004.NEF MV Iron Horse005.NEF MV Iron Horse006.NEF MV Iron Horse007.NEF MV Iron Horse008.NEF MV Iron Horse009.NEF MV North Arm Prowler073.NEF MV North Arm Prowler074.NEF MV Ocean Monarch073.NEF MV Ocean Monarch074.NEF MV Ocean Monarch075.NEF MV Ocean Monarch076.NEF MV Ocean Monarch077.NEF MV Pull Away001.NEF MV Pull Away002.NEF MV Pull Away003.NEF MV Pull Away004.NEF MV Sea Imp V001.NEF MV Sea Imp V002.NEF NorthArmTrans.NEF OceanMonarch.NEF

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060426AHN_MiscTugs

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  • Source of title proper: Title based on computer folder name as received from Alan Haig-Brown.

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RBSC-ARC-1698-BD-039

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  • 2006 (Creation)
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    Haig-Brown, Alan

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24 photographs (nef) : colour

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(1941-)

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Alan Haig-Brown was born in Campbell River, British Columbia. In his teens, he worked as a deck-hand and was later taught to seine fish by his father-in-law Herb Assu of Quadra Island. As a young man, he worked on commercial fishing boats and coastal freighters. He seined salmon and herring until 1973, and then served for eleven years as coordinator of First Nations education in the Cariboo-Chilcotin. He also taught in the Chilcotin and Shuswap First Nations.

Haig-Brown photographs and writes about commercial boats and their crews, from tugs to fishing boats, in British Columbia and internationally. He has published several books, including the award-winning Fishing for a Living (1993) and The Fraser River (1996). He became editor of the West Coast Fisherman in 1986 and later founded The West Coast Mariner and The West Coast Logger. He continues to contribute to a number of commercial marine and commercial fishing magazines, such as Professional Mariner and Maritime Life and Traditions. He also writes a regular column for Cummins, a marine engine manufacturer.

Alan Haig-Brown is the son of writer and conservationist Roderick Haig-Brown, brother of Valerie Haig-Brown and father of filmmaker Helen Haig-Brown. He lives in New Westminster, British Columbia and Bangkok, Thailand.

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File contains photographs of tugs on the Fraser River, including the Iron Horse, the North Arm Prowler, the Ocean Monarch, the Pull Away and the Sea Imp V.

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