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S.S. Beaver Medal Award Ceremony

By BCShippingNews 07 November 2018
Maritime Museum of BC recognizes maritime contributions...

In a ceremony at Government House in Victoria on November 6, the Maritime Museum of BC awarded the Beaver Medal of Maritime Excellence to this year’s recipients. The Honourable Janet Austin, B.C.’s Lieutenant Governor, presented the medals to Robin Inglis, Donald Krusel, John MacFarlane and Jane McIvor along with a special award to the Wahl Family of North Coast Boatbuilders. 

Jamie Webb, Master of Ceremonies and member of the Beaver Award Committee, outlined the significance of the Medal, noting it is made from the salvaged steel of the S.S. Beaver which grounded on Siwash Rock outside Vancouver in 1888. The Beaver was the first steam-powered vessel on the West Coast of North America which operated along the B.C. Coast for 52 years.

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1. The Honourable Janet Austin, Lieutenant Gove...
2. Robin Inglis, former museum and archives cur...
3. Don Krusel, former President...
4. John MacFarlane, Curator Emeritus of MMBC an...
5. Jane McIvor, Publisher and Editor, BC Shippi...
6. Edward Wahl, representing the Wahl Family of...
7. Recipients of the 2108 S.S. Beaver Medal for...
8. Don Prittie, Chair, Maritime Museum(far left...
9. Jane McIvor with Rear Admiral Nigel Greenwoo...
10. A close up look at the S.S. Beaver Medal fo...
11. The Wahl Family of North Coast Boatbuilders...
12. Rear Admiral Nigel Greenwood (Ret'd); Rear...
13. Captain Joanne McNish, Regional Director, C...
14. Don Prittie, Chair, Maritime Museum of BC,...
15. Captain Joanne McNish with Jamie Webb, Beav...
16. John MacFarlane (centre) with cermony guest...
17. Don Prittie with David Leverton.
18. Admiral John Anderson (Ret'd) (left) with c...
19. Jan Drent, Beaver Award Committee with Nige...