File BD-005 - 950900AHB_LogBarge

Alan HB.tif Campbell River.tif Capt Bob.tif Maia H_001.tif Maia H_002.tif Nakwakto Rapids_001.tif Nakwakto Rapids_002.tif Nakwakto Rapids_003.tif Nakwakto Rapids_004.tif Nakwakto Rapids_005.tif Nakwakto Rapids_006.tif Rivtow023.tif Rivtow024.tif Rivtow025.tif Rivtow026.tif Rivtow027.tif Rivtow028.tif Rivtow029.tif Rivtow030.tif Rivtow031.tif Rivtow032.tif Rivtow033.tif Rivtow034.tif Rivtow035.tif Rivtow037.tif Rivtow038.tif Rivtow039.tif Rivtow040.tif Rivtow042.tif Rivtow043.tif Rivtow044.tif Rivtow045.tif Rivtow046.tif Rivtow047.tif Rivtow048.tif Rivtow050.tif Rivtow051.tif Rivtow062.tif Rivtow064.tif Rivtow065.tif Rivtow066.tif Rivtow067.tif Rivtow068.tif Rivtow069.tif Swell.tif

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

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47 photographs (tiff) : colour

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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 a Rivtow log barge, partially submerged, being towed by a tug (Ocean Clipper) from Moses Inlet to Howe Sound. Also includes aerial photographs of the Nakwakto Rapids.

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Online access to some photographs in the file is restricted to protect the privacy of the individuals depicted within them. Restricted files can be viewed onsite in the Rare Books and Special Collections reading room.

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