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One black and white photograph of a fish cannery as seen from the water.
This photograph was taken somewhere on the northern coast of British Columbia or the southern coast of Alaska. It was probably taken from the SS Joan.

In August 1901, Premier James Dunsmuir and about 20 other family members and associates traveled to northern British Columbia and Alaska aboard the Dunsmuir steamer, SS Joan, named for Joan Dunsmuir. They visited Port Essington at the confluence of the Skeena and Ecstall Rivers before steaming north to Skagway, Alaska, from where they travelled to Whitehorse, Yukon Territory.1 

1. Victoria Daily Times, August 21, 1901 p3

This photograph was taken to aid in the understanding and presentation of the Dunsmuir family story. 
History of Use
This photograph was taken in 1901 and placed in an album created by the James and Laura Dunsmuir family at Burleith, their home on Victoria's Gorge Waterway. In 1906 it was probably taken by the family to Victoria's Government House where they lived while James served as British Columbia's eighth Lieutenant Governor. From there it was taken to the family's new house, Hatley Park, in 1910.

Sometime after Laura Miller Dunsmuir's death in 1937, the album became the property of Dola Frances Dunsmuir (also known as Mrs. Dola Cavendish) and was kept at her house Dolaura in Colwood, B.C. After hear death, the album was owned by her sister Kathleen's daughter, Judith Humphreys (also known as Mrs. Judith Joy). Her daughter donated the album to Craigdarroch Castle in 2012.
8.9 x 11.3 cm

Related people/businesses/organizations
Dola Frances Dunsmuir (owner)
Judith Marie Kathleen Humphreys (owner)
Kathleen Euphemia "Kathleen" Dunsmuir (owner)
James Dunsmuir (owner)
Laura Miller Dunsmuir (nee Surles) (owner)
Related Associations
Burleith (was used in)
Government House (Victoria, B.C.) (was used in)
Hatley Park (was used in)
Dolaura (house) (was used in)
SS Joan (Relates to)