Friday, July 4, 2014

Visiting The Vancouver Maritime Museum

Vancouver Maritime Museum

The Vancouver Maritime Museum is located in Vanier Park, west of False Creek  in the neighborhood of Kitsilano on the Vancouver waterfront.
Some of the museum permanent exhibitions includes:
  • The Historic arctic exploration vessel St. Roch used by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
  • Extensive galleries of model ships, including the famous model of the French warship Vengeur du Peuple made of pork and beef bones. She was built by French prisoners during the Napoleonic period.
  • Children's Maritime Discover Centre 
  • An extensive collection of maritime art including artworks by Emily Carr. A large library and archives.
  • Chung collection: Material relating to Canadian Pacific Steamships
  • Outdoor displays: NASA undersea research vessel, the boiler of the Beaver - the first steamship in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Heritage Harbour.
For more information visit the Vancouver Maritime Website and Social Media Channels.
Vancouver Maritime Museum - Vanier Park Kitsilano

Permanent Exhibit Pictures

Her Majesty's Ship (HMS) Orion -  Vancouver Maritime Museum, Vanier Park Kitsilano - photo:
Her Majesty's Ship Orion, model built by Louis C. Rosen.

Vancouver Harbour, circa 1910, (detail). Emily Carr Oil on Board, Watercolour  -  Vancouver Maritime Museum photo:
Vancouver Harbour,  circa 1910 painted from Coal Harbour in the early 20th century when Emily Carr was teaching in Vancouver, these paintings both show the docks of Vancouver Harbour with coastal ships alongside. Emily Carr Oil on Board: Watercolour. Everett Family Collection.(information from Vancouver Maritime Museum).
Vancouver Harbour, 1965, (detail). Sam Black Oil on Canvas -  Vancouver Maritime Museum photo:
Heritage Harbour - Vancouver Maritime Museum photo:
Kayak Hunter Jimmy Iqaluq (detail) Senator and Mrs. Arthur Laing Collection -  Vancouver Maritime Museum photo:
Empress Of Japan -  Vancouver Maritime Museum, Vanier Park Kitsilano - photo:
Strait of Georgia June 24, 1792 - Vancouver Maritime Museum, Vanier Park Kitsilano - photo:
 "Beaver" enters Camosun Harbour, 1836 Watercolour by Gordon Miller - Vancouver Maritime Museum - photo:
"Beaver" enters Camosun Harbour, 1836. Watercolour by Gordon Miller. "Beaver's" charting of Camosun Harbour was instrumental in the Hudson's Bay Company's survey of the coast for a site for a new fur trading outpost. That outpost, Fort Victoria, was established in 1843. Six years later, it became the headquarters for the HSBC's Columbia Department.
The Landing of Captain Vancouver, Mural oil on canvas (detail) Artist: Marion Powers Kirkpatrick 1915 - Vancouver Maritime Museum - photo:
The Landing of Captain Vancouver, mural, oil on canvas. Artist: Marion Powers Kirkpatrick 1915. Vancouver Maritime Permanent Collection. Commissioned from an unknown source, Boston area artist Marion Powers Kirkpatrick created this mural to hang in the Hotel Vancouver. The painting was later installed in the lobby of Pier, BC. Over the double doors in the lobby that led to the walkway along the roof over the sheds of the pier. Pier BC was opened in 1927, but it is not known when exactly the painting was installed. It hung there until 1980, a few days before Pier BC was demolished. Canada Place is now where Pier BC used to be.

Waterworks Art Exhibit

November 1, 2013 - January 31, 2014
The art work in this exhibition is a collection from 40 Vancouver based artists from the Emily Carr community created over the summer aboard the historic steam tugboat SS Master docked at Granville Island Pubic Market docks.

Summer Night (detail) Zohar Fiszbaum oil on canvas - Waterworks Vancouver Maritime Museum Photo
Burrard Bridge and Ferry Jackie Conradi-Robertson Waterworks Vancouver Maritime Museum Photo
S.S. Master (detail) by Susanne Kestner-Aiello  Waterworks Vancouver Maritime Museum Photo

The Nelson Letters

October 22, 2013 - January, 2014
The Vancouver Maritime Museum is proudly displaying its newest donation The Nelson Letters, containing documents dating back to the battle of Trafalgar, including secret battle plans signed by Lord Horatio Nelson. 
The Nelson Letters - Vancouver Maritime Museum - photo: