Views from deck of the "El Aquario," supply ship supporting the U.S. Army Air Corps Alaska flight project in 1934. The ship is passing through the Seymour Narrows, on Eastern edge of Vancouver Island, Canada. A steamship is seen approaching from the South, astern. It is a three funnel passenger ship that passes to port of the El Aquario. View from pilot house of waters at North end of the narrows. Dolphins swimming along with the ship are seen from the bow. Seagulls land on the deck and superstructure of the ship. Strong tidal currents are seen flooding in from the North.
Film clip shows workers surrounding a completed B-29 bomber parked on ramp of what appears to be the Boeing plant on Sea Island, Canada. Film clip reads:"Canada Builds B-29s for U.S." (Note: Boeing of Canada, headquartered at Vancouver, B.C., built a huge manufacturing factory on Sea Island to build aircraft for the war effort. In 1944 Boeing began to manufacture the mid-sections of B-29 fuselages there, including bomb bays for the bomber. These sections were then trucked to Renton, Washington where they were incorporated into final assembled aircraft. However, this clip shows a fully assembled B-29 that may have been flown here for something like worker morale purposes.)
View of U.S. Army transport ship, "El Aquario," at dockside in San Francisco, California, preparing to get underway in support of the Army Air Corp Alaska Flight Project, in 1934. Views from aboard the El Aquario, as it makes its way out of San Francisco. View from amidship, forward to the pilot house.
Views of surrounding scenery as the ship makes way in protected inland waters from Seattle Washington through Vancouver, British Columbia, and Southern Alaska. View on deck as the ship rolls while underway.. View in ship's dining hall during meal as she rolls slightly (not enough to upset the dishes). An isolated waterfront house seen along the way.
4 set of twins in 5 years is a record in Vancouver, Canada. A family with their eight children. A father and a mother stand in front of their house and hold their children in their arms.
Spinning saucer boat in Vancouver, Canada. Kids board on spinning saucer boat. They are delighted by the spinning saucer boat ride.
The International Ice Skating Championship in Vancouver, Canada. 21 year old French Alain Gilett wins the Men's Trophy. Carol Heiss wins the Women's trophy. A crowd applauds during their performance.