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South America

Subseries contains photographs taken by Alan Haig-Brown in and near Manaus, Brazil, mostly of tugs, canoes and waterfront scenes.

Haig-Brown, Alan

090809AHB_Astoria

File contains photographs of various boats and ships in Astoria, OR and Vancouver, BC. Included are photographs of Seven Daughters (fishing boat), Calamari (fishing boat), Chellisa Michelle (fishing boat), Celebrity Mercury (cruise ship), Spirit of Oceans (passenger ship), Manfred Nystrom (towing vessel), Norwegian Sun (cruise ship), Veendam (cruise ship) and the R. G. McBeath (Vancouver Police boat). Also contains photographs of the Maritime Memorial Park beneath the Astoria bridge.

From descriptive metadata created by Alan Haig-Brown: "Anya and I stayed overnight in Astoria and took pics along the river and then went out to the ship wreck at the ocean beaches."

Haig-Brown, Alan

Southern United States

Subseries contains photographs taken by Alan Haig-Brown over various visits to Southern United States, mostly to Louisiana and Texas. The photographs document the fishing and marine industries in the area, including boats and ships, shipyards and crews.

Haig-Brown, Alan

Asia Pacific

Subseries contains photographs taken by Alan Haig-Brown documenting people and activities involved in the fishing and commercial marine industries in coastal East Asia. Numerous regional boats and shipyards are also captured.

Haig-Brown, Alan

Europe

Subseries contains photographs taken by Alan Haig-Brown over several trips to the Netherlands and Belgium. Photographs are of various boats and ships, shipyards and locks.

Haig-Brown, Alan

[Interviews and Oral Histories]

File contains audio cassette recordings of interviews and oral histories with personalities in the maritime trades created by Alan Haig-Brown. Includes recordings with Pat Moone, Capt. C. Clarke [same as Charlie Clarke?] (2 cassettes), Charlie Clarke, Louis Percich, Dick Anzulovich, Burt Menchions (2 cassettes), Robert Allen Jr. (+ Charlie Clarke on side 2), Phil Haydon, Julie Edwards, Sam Matsumoto, Scotty Neish, Harry Assu and Al Renke. Names were transcribed from handwritten cassette labels. Additional information about the interview (e.g. date, location or boat) is also written on the cassette labels.

Haig-Brown, Alan

Pacific Coastal Region

Sub-series contains photographs taken by Alan Haig-Brown to document the marine industry and culture in British Columbia, Alaska and Washington state primarily, with some files related to Oregon, California and Hawaii. The file-level arrangement preserves the original order of the creator, who grouped his photographs by date and - typically - location.

Subjects depicted include BC Ferries and their crews, the Vancouver Harbour and the Fraser River.

Haig-Brown, Alan

660601AHB_NorthernGirl

File contains scanned copies of Alan Haig-Brown's photographs of various boats along the Fraser River, including the Delta Queen V, and of a damaged container ship towed into Seattle from Gulf of Alaska. Also included are photographs of Northern Girl, operated by Logger Freight Services out of Granville Island in 1966; Alan Haig-Brown was second engineer (deck hand) on Northern Girl in May and June 1966.

Haig-Brown, Alan

020808AHB_Coos&Tall

File contains a combination of historical (1964-5) photographs of Clay's Wharf, and contemporary photographs of tall ships in Steveston, BC. Also contains a black-and-white photograph of Alan Haig-Brown as a young man, and Arrawac Freighter (ex Beatrice) upon which he worked.

On the historical photographs of Clay's Wharf, Alan Haig-Brown comments: "We lived there from 1962 to 1964 while I went to school and university in Vancouver. Rent free for caretaking, had use of the little cliner built boat." Of the tall ships, he notes: "Fraser River pilots greeted in the Gulf and then each rode a ship up the river."

Haig-Brown, Alan

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

Writing

Series contains materials related to Alan Haig-Brown's marine writing, including drafts of his published books and research sources.

Haig-Brown has written several published books, most focusing on the commercial fishing industry in British Columbia. The drafts in the series include the non-fiction, award-winning "Fishing for a Living" (1993) and the children's book, "The Suzie A" (1991). The research sources relate to various figures in the BC fishing industry, and to specific boats. Several schematic drawings of boats are also included within individual files.

Haig-Brown, Alan

090717AHB_LionsGate1

File contains photographs of various boats and ships in the greater Vancouver area, including a sailboat and a container ship, oil tankers, tugs towing lumber and gravel barges, yachts and commuter boats. The vessels depicted in the photographs are Matilda (Malta), Jai Ho/MOL Strength (Panama), Azzura, Argent Cosmos (Panama), Sea Imp X, and Coastlink Ferries.

Haig-Brown, Alan

090717AHB_LionsGate3

File contains photographs of ships taken from the Lion's Gate Bridge, including the Seaspan Revolution and Seaspan Hawk tugs pushing the Stavanger Viking.

Haig-Brown, Alan

090723AHB_Summer

File contains photographs of ships and boats, mostly at sunset, in Vancouver and Seattle.

Haig-Brown, Alan

090825AHB_Fraser-CR

File contains photographs of various boats on the Fraser River, including the Western Pacific (fishing vessel), Western Navigator (tug), Viking Monarch (tug), Western Enterprise (trawler), Taaska (fishing vessel), Ten Forward (fishing vessel), Seaspan Scout and Seaspan Challenger (tugs), Fraser Titan (hopper dredger) and more. Also contains photographs of the New Westminster waterfront.

Haig-Brown, Alan

100710AHB_Seabus 2

File contains photographs of various boats and ships near the Vancouver Harbour, including tugs, cruise ships and the Burrard Pacific Breeze. Canada Place can be seen in multiple photographs.

Haig-Brown, Alan

950621AHB_Kuskokwim

File contains photographs of a towboat, Skipper Iyan Gusty and crew taken on the Kuskokwim River and in Bethel, Alaska. Several photographs depict a Crowley Maritime shipping container.

Haig-Brown, Alan

050509AHB_X-craft

File contains photographs of a US Navy X-Craft and the Alaska state Ferry Chenega docked at Everett, WA. Many of the photographs document the bridge, crew, vehicle deck, passenger areas and engine room of the ships.

From descriptive metadata created by Alan Haig-Brown: "Built at Nichols Brothers for the US military the experimental vessel was undergoing final fitting out when I photographered for Pro Mariner's Annual ship review."

Haig-Brown, Alan

980700AHB_Kennicott

File contains photographs from Haig-Brown's trip onboard the cargo ship, Swift Arrow, from Howe Sound to Port Edward. Also contains photographs of the Kennicott passenger ship and Rivtow Star tug.

A caption from Alan Haig-Brown reads: "Trip onboard the ship Swift Arrow. Robinson senior pilot and Boothby trainee. A second senior pilot was also onboard. Outside (Hecate Strait) from Pine Island to Triangle Island then into Port Edward at mouth of Skeena River."

Haig-Brown, Alan

060706AHB_Guangzhou3

File contains photographs of JiangmenYingying Shipbuilding and South China Shipyard.

From descriptive metadata created by Alan Haig-Brown: "This [JiangmenYingYing] yard to build under 10,000 ton vessels, another yard for over 10,000 ton. Company started as shipbreaker. Moving mountains to build ships. Now contract to build QSK19-powered bunkers vessel for South Africa. Design by Focal Marine & Offshore Corp. Ltd." Another descriptive note about South China Shipyard reads: "Owned by Big Fair group of Hong Kong. Building several Cat and Cummins powered Anchor Handling Tugs for eventual Middle East customer. Yard recently taken over from State ownership."

Haig-Brown, Alan

081229AHB_Coho & ICE

File contains photographs of various tugs and ships on the Fraser River near New Westminster. Also contains photographs of the passenger ship Coho traveling through the Vancouver harbour with Harbour Air and Westcoast Air seaplanes in the foreground, and of other boats in the Vancouver harbour area.

Haig-Brown, Alan

071114AHB_Euromast

File contains photographs of boats on the river at Dordrecht, and a ship ready to sail.

From descriptive metadata created by Alan Haig-Brown: "I went there for the 10 AM opening and took these shots of various boats on the Nieuvwe Maas (big river) and the lock between Cool Haven and Park Haven. The Euromast is just at the point where the Maastunnel passes under the Nieuvwe Maas."

Haig-Brown, Alan

090330AHB_PortHardy

File contains photographs of trawlers and other boats at Port Hardy, including Spirit of Yalis, Valiant Lady, Grace, Ocean Park and R.D. Riley (pilot boat).

Haig-Brown, Alan

000221AHB_Yucluta

File contains photographs of the Yucata Spirit tug towing log booms through the Yucultas.

Haig-Brown, Alan

071115AHB_MerwedeRail

File contains photographs of various vessels passing under the Merwede rail bridge, including dredge in care of two tugs.

Haig-Brown, Alan

100615AHB_SnowPrince

File contains photographs of tugs, a yacht and a fishing boat traveling on the Fraser River. Also contains a photograph of BC Ferries' Nimpkish.

Haig-Brown, Alan

100726AHB_Seattle

File contains photographs of seiners and tugs in a Seattle Harbour. Also contains photographs of the Whatcom Museum and Archives in Bellingham, Washington, and of the Patullo and Fraser Bridges in New Westminster, British Columbia.

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

050422AHB_SkookumChuck

File contains photographs of the tug Kinnaird from Sechelt to Pender Harbour through the Skookum Chuck. Also contains photographs the Kinnaird's owner-operator, Don MacKenzie.

Haig-Brown, Alan

060726AHB_RoyalBargeMu

File contains photographs of tugs, barges and ferries on the Chao Phrya River, as well as details from the Royal Barges.

From descriptive metadata created by Alan Haig-Brown: "Taken at the Royal Barge Division of the Thai Navy near the Royal Barge museum on Klong Bangkok Noi. There were no barges at the museum so I found them nearby and was allowed to get these shots of detail. July 26, '06."

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

061204AHB_Houma

File contains photographs of the 190-foot DP2 crewboat Joanne G McCall (of Seacorp McCall) and tugs on the Intracoastal Waterway at Houma, Louisiana.

Haig-Brown, Alan

090118AHB_AnyaFog

File contains photographs of tugs and log booms in New Westminster, with some shown in the fog, taken from Haig-Brown's condo and the New Westminster boardwalk. The file also contains picturesque photographs of a Skytrain crossing the SkyBridge.

Haig-Brown, Alan

090827AHB_Warrior3

File contains photographs taken aboard the Sea Warrior (tug) on the Fraser River towing a coal barge. Also contains photographs of the Sea Link fleet and other tugs.

Haig-Brown, Alan

950900AHB_LogBarge

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.

Haig-Brown, Alan

951100AHB_SpiritofVan

File contains photographs of BC Ferries' Spirit of Vancouver Island, its captain and crew. There are several photographs of the Spirit of British Columbia taken from inside the Spirit of Vancouver Island.

A caption from Alan Haig-Brown reads: "I rode this ferry with Capt. Myerscoup through Active Pass in November of 1995. The Spirit of Vancouver Island and sister ship Spirit of British Columbia were built in 1994. The[y] are 167.5 meters long and carry 470 cars and 2,052 people plus 48 crew."

Haig-Brown, Alan

051207AHB_mvUDelaware

File contains photographs of a research vessel for the University of Delaware, showing its exterior, interior and Cummins KTA19 engine.

Haig-Brown, Alan

100619AHB_PrinceRupert

File contains photographs of passenger and fishing boats in and around Prince Rupert Harbour, as well as container cranes nearby. Also contains a photograph of BC Ferries' Northern Adventure.

Haig-Brown, Alan

060705AHB_Guangzhou2

File contains photographs of a container ships and barges in Guangdong province, and gillnet fishing boats at anchor in Shangchuan Dao (Island) harbour. A descriptive note by Alan Haig-Brown in the image metadata reads: "Container ship ready for delivery from Guangzhou Panyu Shanghai Shipyard Co. Ltd. Powered by two 500 hp Cummins KTA19 main engines. With 6:1 gear ratio. Capacity 118 TEU."

Haig-Brown, Alan

050412AHB_Foss [access record]

File contains photographs of container cranes on the Fraser River and Foss tugs in Tacoma, WA. There are numerous photographs of the Foss crew in the wheelhouse and engine room of the tug.

Haig-Brown, Alan

060703AHB_HongKong

File contains photographs of Hong Kong Pilot boats, catamaran ferries serving Park Island, a Cummins engine and a "Junk" built by Choi [Cheoy?] Lee for the Hong Kong jockey club for a youth group.

Haig-Brown, Alan

060426AHN_MiscTugs

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.

Haig-Brown, Alan

061206AHB_Loureville

File contains photographs of Cummins-powered crewboats with pushboats and Cummins service trucks, and of Kerry Neuville at the Neuville Boatworks.

Haig-Brown, Alan

080829AHB_Fraser

File contains photographs of various boats moored at Shelter Island, including a US purse seiner "in very tough shape" (caption from Alan-Haig Brown). Also contains photographs of the tugs Pacific Force and North Arm Furious.

Haig-Brown, Alan

880112AHB_fishing NEF

File contains photographs of fishing boats, including seiners and trollers, scanned by Alan Haig-Brown from the original copies.

Haig-Brown, Alan

100619AHB_YVRtoYPR

File contains photographs of fishing and other boats in Prince Rupert Harbour, as well as photographs of a street in Prince Rupert. Also contains aerial photographs taken on a flight from Prince Rupert.

Haig-Brown, Alan

000214AHB_Alert

File contains photographs of the Crowley escort tug Alert, built at Dakota Creek shipyard in Anacortes, WA, on sea trials.

Haig-Brown, Alan

010717AHB_PolarEndevour

File contains photographs taken aboard the tanker Polar Endeavour, docking at Ferndale, Washington and in transit to Anacortez. Capt. Zeghibe and pilot Don Mayer.

Haig-Brown, Alan

040815AHB_Sacramento

File contains photographs of ships and tugs in Oakland, CA, including photographs of a tug pushing the container ship Kauai.

A caption from Alan Haig-Brown reads: "Riding down the dug channel on a ship with ship's Capt. Bonnafacio."

Haig-Brown, Alan

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