S.S. Beaver Medal
Those to be recognized by this annual award are Malcolm Barker, General Manager of Victoria Shipyards and a driving force behind its successes; Dr. William Hick, a physician closely involved in the dramatic development of the Port of Prince Rupert; and Harbour Publishing’s Howard White, who has published numerous works about British Columbia—and in particular its coastal history. A special award will go to Victoria’s Thermopylae Club, which has been active in preserving marine history since 1932. The presentations will be made at a luncheon at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club. more…
Join us as we honour the 2013 recipients of the Maritime Museum of BC’s SS Beaver Medal for Maritime Excellence, Malcolm Barker, Dr. William Hick, Howard White, and the Thermopylae Club of Victoria at a luncheon in Victoria.
Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Time: 1145 for 1200
Place: Royal Victoria Yacht Club, 3475 Ripon Road
Tickets: $50 per person
To order tickets, either phone or return the ticket form by fax, mail or email to Kristy Fallon, Director of Marketing and Communications.
2012 SS Beaver Medal for Maritime Excellence recipients
Robert G. Allan, naval architect
Peter Bernard, QC, maritime lawyer
Dennis Washington, marine industrialist
Special award to MV Coho, veteran Victoria – Port Angeles ferry
2012 SS Beaver Medal recipients
From left-to-right: Jamie Webb, MMBC; Kyle Washington, Seaspan; Robert Allan, Robert Allan Naval Architects and Marine Engineers; Ryan Malane, Black Ball Transport’s MV Coho; Peter Bernard, Bernard and Partners; and Capt. Stephen Brown, President BC Chamber of Shipping.
Photo credit: BC Shipping News.
Beginning in 2012, the Maritime Museum of BC started the SS Beaver Medal for Maritime Excellence awards program to recognize up to three individuals who made outstanding contributions to nautical endeavours in our province. These attainments may include science, technology, business, maritime skills applications, nautical heritage and culture, and academic contributions. The gold‐plated medal, which incorporates copper from the 19th century steamship S.S. Beaver, underlines BC’s vivid maritime history and highlights the continuing importance of our maritime sector.
The medals are made from copper and brass salvaged from S.S. Beaver, the first steamship on the West Coast. The ship has had deep significance in our province’s maritime history. The Hudson’s Bay Company owned the British-built vessel and it served our coastal communities for 53 years. The ship foundered in 1888, but its history lives on through the gold-plated medals.
Captain Stephen Brown, President Chamber of Shipping of BC
Commodore Jan Drent, RCN (Ret’d)
Dr. Michael Hadley, marine historian
Don Krusel, CEO Prince Rupert Port Authority
Captain David Snyder, Canadian Coast Guard (Ret’d)
Captain Jamie Marshall, VP Operations, BC Ferries
Dr. Marianne Scott, marine journalist