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Haig-Brown, Alan Bodies of Water
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Alan Haig-Brown fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1698
  • Fonds
  • 1951 - 2012, predominant 1984-2012

The fonds consists primarily of Alan Haig-Brown's written and photographic works on the marine industry in Canada and internationally. Photographs document ships and boats, maritime scenes and personalities in fishing and ship-building. The geographical scope of the photographs includes British Columbia, Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California and Hawaii; Southern Coastal US (Texas and Louisiana); Thailand, China, Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines; Netherlands; Brazil.

Textual records include annotated drafts for several of Haig-Brown's books, hand-written notes, newspaper clippings, design schematics and correspondence.

The fonds also contains audio recordings of interviews and oral histories with figures in the maritime trades.

Haig-Brown, Alan

081220AHB_ICE

File contains photographs of tugs traveling through ice on the Fraser River near New Westminster.

From descriptive metadata created by Alan Haig-Brown: "Taken Dec. 20, 2008 as the Fraser River continued to freeze after several days of below zero temps."

Haig-Brown, Alan

971226AHB_Dunlap

File contains photographs of the interior and exterior of a tug in winter, with several images of crew removing ice. Also contains: photographs of the Island Monarch tug, in a shipyard while a Marcon system is being installed and in the water; photographs of a boat (Kamchatka) being scrapped with a backhoe; and photographs of Alan Haig-Brown and Don Pepper sitting in a Seine skiff at Queensborough in New Westminster, BC.

A caption from Alan Haig-Brown reads: "I rode a Dunlap Towing tug from Juneau Alaska to Seattle over the Christmas period."

Haig-Brown, Alan

990300AHB_Valdez

File contains photographs taken aboard a tug in the Port of Valdez, Alaska. Crew are shown in several interior and exterior shots.

A caption by Alan Haig-Brown reads: "with Crowley tanker escort tugs, for article in Professional Mariner, circa 1990s."

Haig-Brown, Alan