FIVE MILES SOUTH OF TRIAL ISLAND 18" x 36"
Canada's first two submarines secretly rendezvous with the salvage steamer Salvor five miles south of Trial Island marking the beginning of the silent service for the Royal Canadian Navy. Canada's silent service will be celebrating it's 100 years in August 2014.
CABANE A SUCRE 20" x 30"
A spring snow fall requires the big red barrel on runners at this sugar shack.
HITCHING A RIDE 18" x 36"
A 1920's Ford Model T Snow Flyer is about to overtake it's predecessor in northern Quebec.
CANADIAN NATIONAL MIKADO 3275 AT TRENTON 24" x 36"
The engineer oils his locomotive as the fireman watches for a green signal near Whites Road just east of Trenton. Canadian National steam locomotive operations ceased in the late fifties throughout Canada.
ALBERNI'S OERLIKONS 18" x 36"
On the night of 26 July 1944 HMCS Alberni , while at anchor was attacked by a German Junkers 88 flying at sea level. ALBERNI opened fire with her starboard and then her port Oerlikons as well as her aft pom-pom. As the plane climbed to clear her bow direct hits were scored by her port oerlikons and the aircraft crashed 1000 yards off the port bow.
RETURN TO SEA 18" x 36"
HMCS Port Hope a Bangor Class Minesweeper and HMCS Fennel a Flower Class Corvette hastily sail past George's Island in Halifax Harbour towards the submarine nets at McNabs Island.
HMCS RAINBOW 24" x 48"
HMCS Rainbow is seen off the coast of British Columbia taking part in Anti-Submarine Warfare exercises in the early 70's along with HMCS Terra Nova. Rainbow served with distinction from 1968 to 1974 in numerous exercises and missions.
HMCS OAKVILLE AND U-94 24" x 48"
After a successfully ramming by Oakville a boarding party of two Canadians attempt to capture the sinking U-94 on the 28 August 1942. Hal Lawrence, one of the two Canadians had the mishap of losing his shorts while boarding the
u-boat's heaving deck.
LA CROCHE AT LA TUQUE 18" x 36"
Claude Hebert is seen working the Saint Maurice log booms in the fifties using a Russel Brothers built tug. La Croche was built at Owen Sound and is still in use today near Quebec City. His deckhand observes a moose at a distance.
SS NIPISSING 18" x 36"
SS Nipissing sails past what is know today as Lighthouse Island. This the same location is pictured in the painting of RMS Segwun below.
RMS SEGWUN 18" x 36"
RMS Segwun was initially built as a paddle wheeler named SS Nipissing built in 1887 and then rebuilt in 1924 as the RMS Segwun. This is the oldest coal fired steam boat in the world still in operation. Royal Mail Ship Segwun continues to ply the lakes of the Muskokas. Boarding takes place at Gravenhurst Ontario for this unique experience.
LEAVING PORT McNICOLL 24" x 48"
SS KEEWATIN leaves on schedule late in the afternoon. The Canadian Pacific train station and the grain elevators are now gone soon to be replaced by a new development. It is older than the Titanic and has an engine almost identical to the great liner. Keewatin is now a museum ship at this location and is a must see for the whole family.
TADOUSSAC ON THE SAGUENAY FJORD 24" x 48"
Canada Steamship Lines SS Tadoussac is seen sailing near Cap Trinite en route from Bagotville to Montreal June 1958. Our Lady of the Saguenay, a thirty-five foot statue of Mary can faintly be seen in the distance.
REMOTE RESUPPLY 20" x 30"
An HU-16B Grumman Albatross from CFB Comox brings supplies to a remote northern British Columbia location. Ten of these aircraft served in the RCAF throughout Canada from 1961 to 1971 performing a variety of roles including Search and Rescue.
CFB NORTH BAY'S QUAD RADAR (GCA/PAR) 24" x 18"
A C-130 practices instrument approaches at CFB North Bay in the late 1980's. The aircraft in this case is being talked down to the runway in poor weather conditions which was the primary role of the Quad.
BUCYRUS ERIE 22B 28" x 22"
A cable hoe from the early 1960's crawling to the next work area. This is what they looked like before the use of hydraulics.