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Chart of Newfoundland and Labrador

Maritime Museum of BC, 3153 This item is a Photostat copy of a 1775 map of Newfoundland and Labrador. This map was recorded from surveys done by Captain James Cook, the famed British Naval Captain and Navigator. Surveying is a scientific measurement of features of...

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Foghorn Bellows

Maritime Museum of BC, 984.007.0001 Foghorns are a very useful tool, and navigational aid in foggy conditions. They can help avoid other vessels or a rocky shoreline. Old precursors to foghorns include bells, or gongs, or even the periodic firing of a cannon. All of...

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Walking Stick Rifle

This object might make you think you’re in a James Bond or Sherlock Holmes story. Cane guns were popular, albeit very expensive, status symbols of the wealthy Victorian gentleman. Ordinary walking sticks were fashionable outdoor accessories for upper-class, and rising...

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POW Model

Most stories from the collection would stay unknown if it were not for the role of researchers. This was the case when a researcher contacted staff regarding a Prisoner of War Ship Model, donated by his father. The ship model originates from Kenora, Ontario, where a...

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Blog

Welcome to the Maritime Museum of BC's blog!  Here you'll find posts about museum updates, historic objects in the collection, and new events and programs. Browse the posts in the links to the right! 

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