Shipping, Deep-Sea

SHIPPING, DEEP-SEA, based in BC ports, started in 1916 when the provincial government passed the BC Shipping Act to encourage a provincial ship-owning industry free of controls from Ottawa or Britain. As a result of the legislation Canada West Coast Navigation Co was incorporated and 9 diesel auxiliary schooners were constructed, 7 by Wallace Shipyards (see Alfred WALLACE) and 2 by Cameron Genoa Mills of VICTORIA. The 5-masted vessels were slow sailers at 76 m long, 13.4 m wide and 2,250 tonnes...

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