Fonds RBSC-ARC-1372 - W.R. Menchions fonds

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W.R. Menchions fonds

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RBSC-ARC-1372

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  • 1914-1935 (Creation)
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    Menchions, W.R.

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10 cm of textual records;12 plans;1 photograph

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(1871-1946)

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W.R. Menchions was one of the best-known wooden boat builders in Canada. Born in 1871 in Bay Robert, Newfoundland, Menchions found employment as a boat builder and a fisherman there. In 1896 he came to Vancouver where he soon established what became one of the port's leading boatyards.

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The fonds consists of plans of fishing vessels built by W.R. Menchions for various companies and individuals including a seine patrol and towboat (1914-1915), cannery tender (1924-1926), seine boat (1925), and specifications and contracts for gasoline boats, seine boats and fishing boats (1914-1935). The fonds also includes one photograph of the vessel Frieda of the Kakiak Fishing Co.

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Inventory available. PDF document attached.

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