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VANCOUVER, 14 July 1978.
M.W. Holland
Memorandum
Mr. A.N. Cairns
File:  0-110
Further to our discussions this a.m.
You are requested to handle oh a priority basis, as per our
earlier discussions, the feasibility of placing the recently
acquired floating ramp in operation at the Northland Terminal.
Have discussed this matter with Mr. D.W. Francis, and suggest
that you should have liaison with him with respect to the implementation of traffic patterns of any configuration you may
recommend.
Further, you are requested to contact Mr. MacRae, the Manager
of Terminal Dock, with respect to the property adjacent to
Northland, to determine, should same be required, the possible
use of this additional land.
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Manager, B.C.C.S.S.
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Mr. V. Jones
Mr. E.J. Agar
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Date   VANCOUVER, 14 July 1978. File:  603
From   M.W. Holland
To  Memorandum
Mr. J.D. Finnie
In your absence I have continued to pursue the retroactive Rail
adjustment with Marketing and Sales, and from a discussion with
Mr. Sallee on 13 July, he advised that he would be replying to
my letter on 14 July.  He has stated they have determined a
settlement for 1978, but he has not divulged the amount.
Mr. Margetts is most anxious that this matter be settled, and I
request that you keep on top of the M. & S. until we are satisfied with the settlement.  Their main concern, of course, is a
review on a per-car basis of the current tariff, to be implemented
as soon as possible.
By copy of this letter I am asking Mr. Aitken to act in my stead,
and the two of you should enter into direct discussions with
Messrs. Sallee and Cymet to determine a per-car basis.  This is
in accord with Mr. Margetts' stated agreement that we would be
willing to look at this proposal after A.I.B. restrictions had been
removed.
In view of the overall situation I would suggest that the above is
a tariff matter and that Mr. V. Jones should become involved in
the determination of our position.  Accordingly, please keep Mr.
Jones advised of the outcome of your discussions.
Manager, B.C.C.S.S.
MWH'BB
cc.  Mr. C.A. Aitken
Mr. B.D. Margetts
Mr. V. Jones
CjrD   Form 102-R CPRail
Internal Correspondence
Date   VANCOUVER, 14 July 1978.
From  M.W. Holland
j0  Memorandum
Mr. C.A. Aitken
File:
T-430
L-022
We are now in receipt of the assignment by the Minister of Highways,
of. the Northland dock facility at Prince Rupert to Canadian Pacific
Ltd.
In light of this, you are requested to ask the Law Department to prepare a lease arrangement for the property currently used by MacMillan Fisheries Ltd., ensuring the interests of our Northland
operation are adequately protected.
By copy of this letter I am requesting Mr. A.J. McPherson to review
the situation and to assist in preparing the background material for
the proposed lease.  You will refer to his memorandum of 14 June, and
I would suggest that an additional charge of $800.00 per month is
warranted, bringing the total lease payment per month for MacMillan
Fisheries Ltd.'s use of the property to $3,000.00.
Now that we have received the assignment, it will be in order to
raise a voucher implementing retroactivity and increasing the monthly
lease payments on the shed facility to $2200.00.  In light of the
conditions outlined in my letter to Mr. Wilson of 2 March, and his
confirmation of compliance dated 20 March, I am sure Mr. Wilson will
give you any assistance you may require, and I suggest that you review directly with him our position and his requirements.  Of course,
you should consult with M. & S. to ensure their requirements are
met.
Manager, B.C.C.S.S.
MWH'BB
cc.  Mr. A.J. McPherson
Mr. V. Jones
Mr. N.H.   Parham,  Prince Rupert,  B.C.
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Internal Correspondence
Date   VANCOUVER, 14 July 1978.
from M.W. Holland
y0 Memorandum
Mr. T. King
File:  E-003
Further to our conversation with respect to Kort nozzles.
Would you kindly provide me with a report on the benefits of the
installation of such equipment on the "Ocean Prince."
Your early reply is requested.
Manager, B.C.C.S.S,
MWH'BB
mForm 102A-R
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Date  VANCOUVER, 13 July 1978. File:  E-005
Fmm  M. W. Holland
j0  Memorandum for File:
Messrs. Cairns, Aitken and myself met with Capt. Ken Higgs, owner
and Master of the "Island Commander" and reviewed the problems
which we had encountered with the sailing of his vessel the past
while.
It was stated quite clearly that Capt. Higgs will, from our standpoint, have to operate in accord with all regulations issued by
the M.O.T. and other Government regulatory bodies, as well as
adhere to any agreements in effect with labour unions affecting
his vessel.
Further, it was stated that his insurance will have to be modified
to cover the barges and contents, which he advises was in effect
for the trip commencing 7 July.
In line with the above I have asked Capt. Higgs for a letter confirming that he is meeting these conditions, which he has assured
me he will forward 14 July.
Capt. Higgs has asked for some modifications to equipment on board
the barges, which we have agreed to review, and if feasible to have
placed on board.
Further, Capt. Higgs requested the right to ask for an adjustment
in his stated rate for use of the vessel, which I confirmed we
would give consideration to but did not commit ourselves to any
acceptance.
Inasmuch as the,conversation was very firm in its tone, the meeting
adjourned with all parties realizing that the above-stated conditions
must and will be met.
Manager, B.C.C.S.S.
MWH'BB
cc.  Mr. B.D. Margetts
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TELEX
VANCOUVER, B.C., 14 JULY 1978
P.E. LE FEUVRE
TORONTO, ONT.
06-22057
YOUR TELEX RE WL SAILES. REGRET NO FURTHER DEVELOPMENTS. WILL ADVISE
AGAIN NEXT WEEK.    BCC-82
W.W. HOCKING
ACCOUNTANT BCCSS
WWH'BB
$WNm TELEX VANCOUVER, B.C., 14 JULY 1978
File:  AGR-3.BRAC.S.
P.I. GEORGES
MONTREAL, QUE.
RE CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS BCCSS AND STEWARDS AND GALLEY STAFF,. -MEETING
FOR 13 JULY WAS CANCELLED AND MR WELCH HAS NOW SUGGESTED 8 AUG. YOUR
AUTHORITY PROCEED WOULD BE APPRECIATED SOON AS POSSIBLE.  PLS .FORWARD COPY
J.T. SPARROW.  ' BCC-81
M.W. HOLLAND
MGR., BCCSS,
cc./Mr. P.E. Timpson
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Dats   VANCOUVER,   19 July  1978,
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Mr. R.R. Reid
File:  E-001
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Reference to memo from V. Jones to M.W. Holland, 11 July 1978,
File E-001.
A bottle count was made early part of this year when the first
demurrage charges were submitted by 'Coba' Industries.
'Coba'Industries quoted 17 oxygen and 16 acetylene bottles; whereas
our count for Northland was 6 oxygen and 4 acetylene at hand.
A further search was made with an end count of bottles on hand, 7
oxygen and 5 acetylene.  This gave us a deficit of 21 bottles in
total to a cost of approximately $2,800.
The deficit was mentioned to Jack Tattrie at the time, and it
was agreed that the matter should be settled between Mr. L. Fleming
and either Mr. Jones or Mr. Holland.
In my estimation, this should be to the account of Northland
Navigation.
Superintendent Engineer
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File:  X-78-14-8
P.I. GEORGES
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JULY 1978
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BURRARDS AND BCCSS SHIP PERSONNEL EFFECTED REPAIRS PR PATRICIA WRANGELL
DAMAGE 18 JULY. COMPLETE REPORT WILL BE MAILED TODAY.
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19 July 1978.
File No. 106
Mr. Irvin Froese
Vice-President
Transportation Services
Johnston Terminals Ltd.
P.O. Box 5300
2020 Yukon St.
Vancouver, B.C.
V6B 4B7
Dear Mr. Froese:
This has reference to the Hostling contract covering service at
Vancouver, B.C., which expired 1 July this year.
In order to finalize the matter and to draw up an agreement to
be executed, attached is a rough copy of same, noting the amended
sheet covering Paragraph 7.
If you agree with the contents, please return indicating your
approval, and same will be forwarded to our Legal Department for
final preparation.
Yours very truly,
M.W. HOLLAND
Manager, B.C.C.S.S.
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Dare   VANCOUVER, July 19, 1978 File:    I-78»
From   R. d. Pelley
7° Chief Steward, "Princess of Vancouver"
Purser, "Princess of Vancouver"
To advise you that on the 1230 sailing of the "Princess of Vancouver" today Mr. and Mrs. Percy Wood, Executive Vice President
and Chief Operating Officer of United Airlines, will be aboard.
Mr. and Mrs. Wood are on vacation and are not travelling for
any official function. It would be fitting if the tour of the
bridge could be arranged for these people.
Thank you very much for your assistance in this matter.
($\p   Form 102-R
Sales Representative
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BC Coast Steamship Service
Pier "8", Vancouver, BC   V6C 2R3
Tel(604)665-3135, Telex04-507684
W Holland
J8 July 1978.
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File No.   T-78-10
■ Manager
Mr. Tom Ritter
Superintendent
Glacier Bay National Monument
P.O. Box 1089
Juneau, Alaska 99801.
Dear Mr. Ritter:
Attached please find next log segment from the "Princess
Patricia" while in Glacier Bay.
Yours very truly,
R.R. REID
Asst. Manager, B.C.C.S.S.
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Date     VANCOUVER, 18 July 1978.
From     r.r. Reid
To     Mr. R.D. Pelley
Vancouver.
File:  T-78-10
Confirming our conversation 17 July.
Will you kindly provide me with an up-to-date status report: on
the "Princess Patricia" discounts, noting I require this
information by Thursday, 20 July.
Asst. Manager, B.C.C.S.S.
RRR'BB
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File:     T-78-99
fS^Form 102A-R
Date     VANCOUVER,  18 July 1978.
From     R.R.  Reid
j0     Mr. R. Hughes
Acting Wharf Ticket Agent
Vancouver, B.C.
With return of the attachments, please advise who had car towed
away, if passenger was told by anyone in the office where to
park it, and any additional information you can supply in this
respect.
Asst. Manager, B.C.C.S.S.
RRR'BB
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Da(e     VANCOUVER, 18 July 1978. File:  435
From     R.R. Reid
To     Mr. J.G. Shave
Advertising Representative
Dept. of Public Relations & Advertising
Vancouver, B.C.
I am attaching billing from Alaska Visitors Association concerning
a 5%  surcharge on the media campaign.
Is this factual» and if so, will you please place in line for
payment ?
Asst. Manager, B.C.C.S.S.
RRR'BB
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Date   VANCOUVER, 18 July 1978. File:  78.529.G.
From   R.R. Reid
jo   Capt. D.M. McKechnie
c/o "Princess of Vancouver"
We are very pleased to forward to you, photograph of the presentation made to you on board the "Princess of Vancouver" en route
Vancouver from Nanaimo 0830 sailing 11 June, by the Georgia Strait
Girl Guides, in appreciation for the services extended to them
during the past three years.
We greatly appreciate the time taken by you in this respect.
■^'f.   Form 102-R
Asst.   Manager,  B.C.C.S.S,
RRR'BB
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internal Correspondence
Da,e   VANCOUVER, 18 July 1978. File:  78.529.G.
From   R.R.Reid
To  Mr. R.A. Ferguson
Regional Manager
Dept. of Public Relations & Advertising
Vancouver, B.C.
Reference our letter 19 June in connection with Georgia Strait
Girl Guides making presentation to the Master of the "Princess
of Vancouver" on the 0830 sailing 11 June from Nanaimo, in
appreciation for the services extended to them during the past
three years.
A picture of the presentation is enclosed, and under separate
cover a photograph has been sent to Capt. McKechnie.
Qlg)   Form 102-R
Asst.  Manager,  B.C.C.S.S.
RRR'BB
/ BC Coast Steamship Service
Pier "8", Vancouver, BC   V6C 2R3
Tel (604)665-3135, Telex 04-507684
1W Holland
' j "-ager
I R Reid
■■:-.. Manager
CPRail
18 July 1978.
File No.   78.ALA.521.H.
Mr. G. Arnold Hart
129 St. James Street
Montreal, P.Q.
H2Y 1L6
Dear Mr. Hart:
Thank you for taking the time to write to me upon your return
to Montreal concerning your recent "Princess Patricia" Alaska
cruise.
It was a pleasure having Mrs. Hart and yourself on board the
"Patricia," and to read of the enjoyment you both experienced
on the cruise.
If we can be of service to you again in the Vancouver area in
any way, please do not hesitate to let us know.
Yours very truly,
R.R. REID
Asst. Manager, B.C.C.S.S.
RRR'BB
J BC Coast Steamship Service
Pier "8", Vancouver, BC   V6C 2R3
Tel(604)665-3135, Telex04-507684
W Holland
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■ Manager
18 July 1978.
File No.   78.ALA.521.K.
Mrs. CD. Williams
574 St. Giles Road
West Vancouver, B.C.
V7S 1L8
Dear Mrs. Williams
Thank you kindly for taking the time to write to us under date
of 28 June concerning your recent cruise on board the "Princess
Patricia."
Commendation and criticism are always welcome, and the points
raised by you have been passed along to the Officers concerned.
One must appreciate the reason for some of the actions on board,
which are the result of many years experience.  Announcements
made over the public address system are repeated in order that
everybody has an opportunity to hear the remarks made, in view
-of the fact there are some areas on board ship that the public
address system does not reach, and also each time an announcement
is made there are at least half a dozen people who rush up to the
Purser asking what he has said and asking him to repeat it.
I am sure that your activities on board ship would not permit you
to observe the total number of hours that the Purser's office is
open; however, by reason of his many duties he makes a point of
announcing when his office is open, in order to assist passengers
in any business dealings they wish to conduct with him.
An area quite often brought to our attention is the appearance that
the Captain and Purser are supplied with free wine.  This is simply
not the case.  Each bottle of wine which appears at either table
is purchased by either a passenger at the table or by the Purser
and Master themselves.  There is no complimentary wine available
to any Officer on board the "Princess Patricia." Having sat at
both Officers' tables, the experience of having wine at dinner was
heightened by the fact that many of the people accommodated at
those tables had been accorded gifts of wine by wellwishers, and
they shared their wine during the voyage.  On some occasions
passengers wished to extend the courtesy of a bottle of wine at
night, and made a point of arranging for the wine in advance.  In
other words, any suggestion that wine is free at either the Purser's.
Master's, Chief Officer's or Chief Engineer's table is erroneous. - 2 -
We greatly appreciate your comments regarding Mrs. 0'Sullivan,
although she is not one of our employees. She is entitled to
operate her Gift Shop on short or long hours at her discretion,
and she is accorded the privilege of eating in the Dining Room
at each meal service.  It is entirely up to her whether or not
she partakes of the meals which are provided to her free of
charge.
Knowing full well the extent of the duties performed by the
Stewardess, particularly when the age of some of our passengers
is realized, there are occasions when she is performing a duty
and cannot be reached by one of the bellboys.  Her services are
on a 24-hour-day basis, and there is no such thing as being off
duty in an emergency.
Again, thank you for taking the time.to write to us.
Yours very truly,
R.R. REID
Asst. Manager', B.C.C.S.S.
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be.  Mr. G.H". Burchill
Purser
"Princess Patricia"
Copy of Mrs. Williams' letter attached. May I please have
your personal comments concerning this letter.
Asst. Manager, B.C.C.S.S. BC Coast Steamship Service
Pier "B", Vancouver, BC   V6C2R3
Tel (604) 665-3135, Telex 04-507684
IW Holland
R Reid
i- Manager
18 July  1978.
File No.   AGR.3.BRAC.S.GEN.
Mr. J.A. Foster
811 Beach Drive
Nanaimo, B.C.
Dear Mr. Foster:
This will acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 16 July 1978,
serving grievance under Article 14.1 pertaining to the following
mentioned persons:  R.E. Shields, A.J. McFadyen, F.J. Gaos and
A.J. Smart.
This matter will be looked into immediately and reply given you
at the earliest possible moment.
Yours very truly,
R.R.  REID
Asst.  Manager,  B.C.C.S.S,
RRR'BB
cc.  Mr. R. Welch
Mr. G. Grekul
Mr. G. Duggan BC Coast Steamship Service
Pier "B", Vancouver, BC   V6C2R3
Tel (604)665-3135, Telex 04-507684
1W Holland
R Reid
H Manager
•18 July 1978.
File No. T-79-10
Mr. Edward A. Wild
American Hosts Tours
401-A West Katella Ave.
Anaheim, California 92802.
Dear Mr. Wild:
I apologize for not replying to your letter of 19 June, but I
have been involved in a series of meetings and outside endeavours,
and am just now trying to catch up on a lot of office mail.
With reference to our recent conversation concerning possibility
of a replacement for the "Princess Patricia," no decision has been
made, although it is now certain that if a replacement is secured,
it will not be employed in southern waters during the winter season.
As soon as our plans are firm with regard to our Alaska endeavours
in 1979, we will be in touch with you.
Yours very truly,
R.R. REID
Asst. Manager, B.C.C.S.S.
RRR'BB CPRail
Internal Correspondent
Date   VANCOUVER,   18 July 1978.
From   R.R.   Reid
File:  657
To  Mr. H.R. Harriman, Manager, Revenue Accounting, Montreal.
Mr. W.J. Comerford, Manager, Customer & Agency Accounts, Montreal,
Please refer to your letter of 13 June 1978, Files MRA - 900272 and
MCAA - 34-3, which was forwarded to our BCCSS Agent at Nanaimo
Wharf.
In view of VIA Canada assuming responsibility for CP Rail passenger
operations, CP Rail passenger tickets have been withdrawn from our
Nanaimo office and it is not our intention that the Nanaimo BCCSS
Wharf Ticket Office become involved in the handling of VIA traffic.
This for your information.
Asst. Manager, B.C.C.S.S.
RRR'BB
cc.  Mr. E. Robinson, Nanaimo, B.C.
(S) Form 102-R CPRail
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Dale    VANCOUVER, July 18, 1978
From    M.W. Holland
To    Mr. R. Granger
Montreal
File:  332973
This has reference to forms submitted for Roy C. OWENS, #P-332973,
S.I.N. 701-378-770, due to retire on pension August 1, 1978, account
age limit.
You will by now have received my telex BCC-84 requesting three months'
extension for Mr. Owens.
Form P.F.20 is submitted herewith.  I did not consider it necessary
to obtain the Union's agreement, as Mr. Owens will only be on the
labour force until August 3, two days after retirement date, but
extra time is necessary for him to use up accumulated  lay days and
annual vacation.
Manager, B.C.C .S.S.
HLH/jb
(S) Form 102-R
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Internal Correspondence
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Date    VANCOUVER, July 18, 1978
From    M.W. Holland
To   Mr. R. Granger
Montreal
File:  354664
Re:  Gerhard J. RIES, #P-354664, S.I.N. 702-729-831,
Date of Birth:  July 11. 1925	
Mr. Ries has elected to retire on pension effective October 1, 1978,
account disability and the following forms are enclosed:
■- completed Form P F.37
■- completed Form P.F.2
- completed Form T.D.I
Manager, B.C.C.S.S,
JB
(S. Form 102-R
J internal Correspondence
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Date    VANCOUVER, July 18, 1978
From    M.W. Holland
To    Mr. A. McDermott
Montreal
File:  336
A*,.">A
g. Form 102-R
This will serve to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated
July 11, 1978, file MC&I-R-45-12, enclosing additional
Pro Formae for the London Underwriters and covering vessels
in B.C. Coast Steamship Service.
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Manager, B.C.C.S.S,
JB
4 CPRail
ernal Correspondence
Date    VANCOUVER, July 18, 1978
From    M.W. Holland
To   Mr. A. McDermott
Montreal
File:  X-78-14-5
Reference your letter of July 11, 1978, concerning damage to
the "Princess Patricia" on July 4, at Wrangell, Alaska.
The present estimates indicate that cost of repairs should not
exceed $5,000.00.
Manager, B.C.C.S.S.
JB
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L W Holland
B Reid
■ Vanager
BC Coast Steamship Service
Pier"B",Vancouver,BC   V6C2R3
Tel(604)665-3135, Telex04-507684
CPRail
July 18, 1978
File:  137749
Miss J.M. Dixon
#302 -- 350 Douglas Street
Victoria, B.C.
V8V 2P5
Dear Marj:
Concerning your retirement effective July 1, 1978, I am
enclosing herewith a copy of a letter dated July 10, received
from the Manager, Pensions and Benefits, together with
Forms P.F.39 and P.F.44, regarding "level income pension."
Please sign the Form P.F.39 and return to me at your earliest
possible convenience.
With regard to U.S. Railroad Retirement Board benefits, if you
have not been contacted by a Board Representative within a
reasonable time, you should get in touch with the Field Office
at the following address:
U.S. Railroad Retirement Board
Federal Building, Room 942
915 Second Avenue
Seattle, Washington  98174
U.S.A.
Yours truly,
H.L. HUDSON
Office Manager
B.C.C.S.S.
JB Pier tf , Vancouver, _.(_,    vou _.hj
Tel(604)665-3135, Telex04-507684
W Holland
18 July  1978
IReid
File:   T-78-99
' Manager
Mrs. J. Gorman
6240 Adams Place
Richmond, B.C.
V7C 2W1
Dear Mrs. Gorman:
I have received your letter of 28 June concerning our vessel the
"Princess of Vancouver."
It is regretted that you find our schedule for the Vancouver to
Nanaimo portion of the trip inconvenient, but the "Princess of
Vancouver" handles commercial traffic in addition to passengers and
their vehicles. Sufficient time must be spent in both Vancouver
and Nanaimo to facilitate the loading and unloading of this traffic;
also, several other vessels use our terminal slips and to ensure
maximum utilization of the slips and the vessels, the schedule on
which the "Princess of Vancouver" operates must be strictly adhered
to.
During peak summer periods the "Carrier Princess", previously used
in carrying passengers, now carries commercial traffic normally
shipped via the "Princess of Vancouver." This allows for additional
passengers and their vehicles to be accommodated on the latter vessel.
It is not possible, however, to utilize the "Carrier Princess"_at
the present time for the reasons stated in my second paragraph.
Yours very truly,
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d*T News Summary
News and views on topics of
current interest prepared by Public Relations
and Advertising Department
Vol. 34 No. 28
July 14, 1978
Aviation               15
Business & Finance        18
Labor                  10
Railway
Shipping
Tourism & Travel
5
11
17
SLOW CAR UNLOADINGS DELAY GRAIN FLOW
Terminals at Vancouver and Thunder Bay unloaded an average of only
60% of CP Rail grain cars available each day during June, says J.W.
Malcolm, vice-president of CP Rail's Prairie Region. He says this
slow unloading of cars is delaying Canada's grain shipments.
Page E
CONRAIL'S TROUBLES GROW WORSE
U.S. Government officials are beginning to conclude that Conrail
will never become self-sufficient. It is losing more money than the
railways it replaced; service has deteriorated, not improved; ship-"
pers have been frightened away; and it needs additional financing.
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PRINCE RUPERT GRAIN-HANDLING STUDY
A consortium of six grain companies has been officially formed to
prepare a study on the feasibility of developing expanded grain terminal facilities at Prince Rupert. The consortium, created at the
instigation of the Alberta Wheat Pool, held its first meeting June 27.
Page 15
TRENDS AND TOPICS
A tentative labor contract in the U.S. between a group of large
railroads and four of their 11 unions is nearing a settlement
calling for wage increases of up to 35% over the next three years.
Page 10
Air Canada could face a strike threat later this summer from its
2,700 flight attendants who are asking for a 10% wage increase
plus a cost-of-living supplement in a one-year labor contract.
Page 10
A shipping executive foresees increased importance for "ro-ro"
(roll-on, roll-off) vessels which can unload themselves and whose
smaller size enables them to reach less accessible ports.
Page 12
Canadian Pacific NEWS IN BRIEF
CP RAIL MOVES RECORD TOTAL RAIL TONNAGE
MONTREAL - CP Rail shattered all records last month for the movement of
total rail tonnage. The railway produced 9,956,000,000 gross ton-miles
in June -- the most in its 97-year history. Prior to 1978 the record
for gross ton-miles produced in any single month was 9,652,000,000, set
in May, 1977. The record June volume was due to increased movement of
potash, coal, iron and steel products, grain and petrochemicals.
(CP Rail News Release, July 12)
* * *
LANG DENIES GRAIN LOSSES
WINNIPEG - Federal Transport Minister Otto Lang has dismissed a Vancouver
report that suggests there have been massive losses in grain sales due
to an ineffective delivery system. The Vancouver report appeared to
ignore recent improvements, including the laying of double track by CP
Rail through the Rockies to Vancouver, the current expansion of grain
storage facilities there and studies into the need for additional grain
cars, said Mr. Lang.
(Winnipeg Tribune, July 10)
* * *
EXPANSION EXPECTED IN FIVE YEARS
VANCOUVER - Transport Minister Otto Lang said July 7 the present grain
delivery system is complicated and strained to capacity but will be
expanded in the next five
of the system made by the
enough track capacity and
million-bushel capacity,
needed for wheat by 1983.
(Vancouver Sun, July 8)
years. Mr. Lang reacted strongly to criticisms
Vancouver Sun on July 7, saying there is
space is being made in Vancouver for a 10-
He said 4000 to 6000 more hoppers will be
* * *
HALL FEELS RAILWAY SUBSIDIES A MISTAKE
VANCOUVER - Emmett Hall said July 10 the federal government could smooth
the grain-handling by letting the railways act more like a business.
One billion dollars earmarked for the railways over the next seven or
eight years will incur heavy costs to taxpayers. Mr. Hall also defended
Vancouver Grain Elevator Terminals which a CP Rail spokesman recently
called a bottleneck.
(Vancouver Sun, July 11)
* * *
GRAIN SYSTEM BIG MESS
VANCOUVER - Canada's grain delivery system is in a mess and it would
take at least $1-billion to straighten it out. The federal government, railways and pool elevator companies all have to shoulder the blame.
Experts say three things required are: more West Coast grain-handling
facilities costing about $200-million; more hopper cars, $200-million;
and more rail lines from the Prairies to the West Coast, at least $600-
million.
(Vancouver Sun, July 7)
* * *
MINING SLUMP MAY CONTINUE FOR TWO MORE YEARS
VANCOUVER - The B.C. mining industry is in a state of decline, and needs
a revival of investor confidence and increased copper prices to stop the
slide, the president of the mining association of B.C. said July 10.
(Vancouver Province, July 11)
* * *
GRAIN PROPOSAL TERMED BACKWARD
YORKTON - A proposal by Saskatchewan to revamp the marketing system for
Prairie feed grain would be a backward step and unworkable, Alberta
Agriculture Minister Marvin Moore said July 11. Mr. Moore said he would
like to see more grain sold through the Winnipeg commodity exchange and
a futures' market.
(Winnipeg Free Press, July 12)
* * *
GRAIN LOADING ON THE MOVE AGAIN
VANCOUVER - There were 1284 grain cars in the Port of Vancouver area
July 11 -- described by the CTC as a healthy number. The CTC said
turnaround time was now excellent. Grain being loaded aboard ships is
above average.
(Vancouver Province, July 12)
* * *
CHURCHILL GRAIN SHIPMENTS START
WINNIPEG - Canadian National Railways reported in Winnipeg on July 10
that this year's first shipment of grain to Churchill, 500 carloads of
barley, now is moving over CN lines to the northern port. CN said that
to assist the Canadian Wheat Board in meeting its 1978 export commitments
through Churchill, it plans to move 1,250 carloads of grain per week beginning July 23.
(Winnipeg Tribune, July 11)
* * *
GRAIN OF SALT NEEDED IN HOPES AT RUPERT
VANCOUVER - CN Rail is planning to move 1250 car loads of grain a week
into the Port of Churchill during the summer, but Bob Phillips, publisher
of The Western Producer, says Churchill is operated at well below capacity
and he thinks this situation should be noted by British Columbians who
are optimistic about increased grain traffic through Prince Rupert.
(Vancouver Province, July 12)
* * * 4
GOOD PRAIRIE HARVEST FORECAST
OTTAWA - Prairie farmers appear on their way to a fine harvest, Statistics Canada indicated July 6. In the third of seven reports on crop
conditions across the country, the federal statistics agency said Prairie
crops are growing favorably. Fair weather has helped farmers move ahead
with haying operations while their early-seeded cereal crops burst into
head.
(Ottawa Citizen, July 7)
* * *
MUSEUM ON THE TRAILS WILL BE LONGEST, LARGEST IN THE WORLD
OTTAWA - 'Look, even Sir John A. Macdonald's eyes are bloodshot,' says a
discovering train official, pointing proudly to an animated figure of
Canada's hard-drinking first Prime Minister. That's the kind of painstaking detail that is going into preparation of the 19-car train for its
public debut July 22 as the world's longest and largest travelling
museum. Museums Canada, the federal agency running the train, anticipates
it will travel Canada's rails for a least five years. The annual operating
cost is now estimated at $2.7-mi11 ion, an increase from the original
projection of $750,000 when the exhibit was proposed a year ago.
(Ottawa Journal, July 7)
* * *
CN EXPECTS OPERATING PROFIT OF $40-MILLI0N
HALIFAX - CN expects to have an operating profit this year of at least
$40-million and total earnings of more than $100-million based on its
recent $808-million government recapitalization program. Company president Robert Bandeen made the prediction at a board meeting of the CN in
Halifax.
(Globe and Mail, July 11)
* * *
SMITH TRANSPORT STARTS NEW SERVICE
TORONTO - Smith Transport has announced the start of a new 72-hour
trucking service between Toronto and Vancouver.
(Vancouver Sun, July 11)
* * *
VIA RAIL HOLDING SURVEY
WINNIPEG - VIA Rail Canada will conduct an on-train marketing survey in
western Canada late next month to determine travel patterns and preferences, the rail passenger corporation said here following a meeting with
officials of the federal transport department and transportation officials from the four western provinces.
(Winnipeg Free Press, July 8)
* * * RAILWAY
SLOW CAR UNLOADINGS DELAYING GRAIN FLOW
WINNIPEG - Terminal elevators at Vancouver and Thunder Bay unloaded an
average of 60 per cent or less of CP Rail grain cars available each day
during June.
J. W. Malcolm, vice-president of CP Rail's Prairie Region, said the situation was frustrating and made it difficult to gauge and plan for grain
requirements during the months ahead.
"We were given targets that required an all-out effort during the final
months of the current crop year and the first few months of the new crop
year beginning Aug. 1. This coincides with the time of year when the
railways can achieve maximum throughput, and we prepared ourselves to
meet the targets that had been set."
Cars were spotted at country elevators and, after being loaded, were
moved to ports. Large numbers were on hand each morning consistently
throughout June, ready for unloading. This was achieved despite the
fact that total freight movements by CP Rail during the month were at
record-breaking levels. However, daily unloadings averaged only 60 per
cent of the cars on hand at Thunder Bay and less than 55 per cent of
those at Vancouver. There was only one day during the entire month at
each port when all of the cars on hand in the morning, plus some that
arrived during the day and were unloaded that same day.
There were 10 days when less than half the cars at Vancouver were unloaded. During the last half of the month, there was only one day more
than 75 per cent of the cars on hand at Thunder Bay were unloaded. "I
think I see the same thing happening as has happened too often in the
past," Mr. Malcolm said. "There have been many times when we geared up
for extra effort, after being told it was needed, only to find that the
rest of the grain handling system did not (or could not) absorb the volumes of grain the railways were moving.
"We were told to expect a large movement last year. We urged that much
be moved before winter weather started to hamper railway performances.
The programs we were given did not begin to test our capabilities until
the bad weather had arrived. Then, throughout a very difficult winter,
critics charged that the railways did not have enough cars to move the
grain.
"When spring arrived we were told that a special effort would be needed
to catch up. We made that effort, but unloadings have not kept up to
our pace. Hundreds of cars have sat idle, full of grain, each day at
the ports -- unable to return to the Prairies for more grain, and unable
to make way for more loaded cars.
"I don't know all the reasons why cars are being unloaded more slowly
than we are delivering them to the ports. Nor do I know why programs
for moving grain in July are lower than the targets we had been given
earlier. But it should be obvious that the problem is not due to a car
shortage. "It is frustrating to respond to forecasts of a continuing high demand
and then find that current requirements at given times are much less.
It is to be hoped that we are not starting to repeat last year's experience of delaying peak demand until bad weather hampers our ability to
meet it."
(CP Rail News Release, July 5)
* * *
GRAIN CAR SHORTAGE IS NOT PROBLEM
EDMONTON - Provision of more grain cars is not the answer to the country's grain-handling problems, says the Mountain Region vice-president
of CN.
"The fact is, we have more cars than the terminals can possibly handle,"
said Charles Armstrong. He said inefficiency in any one aspect of grain
handling affects the entire operation.
"I don't want to be a party in saying: 'If the elevators did this, or if
the pools did that, then the system would work.' When you think of the
system we're running . . . it's fantastic how well things do come together."
(Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal, July 3)
* * *
UNIT TRAINS WANTED
MOOSE JAW - The Moose Jaw district agricultural board July 2 endorsed a
resolution supporting the use of unit trains to move grain from large
inland terminals and branch line elevator points during peak marketing
periods.
Thomas Mann of Drinkwater said this would maximize use of grain facilities but noted it would be a middle-of-the-road approach requiring cooperation from all levels of the industry.
(Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, July 3)
* * *
GRAIN EXPORTS UP 10 PER CENT
WINNIPEG - Canadian Grain Commission statistics show that during the
week ended June 21, 296,000 tonnes of wheat were exported as well as
66,000 tonnes of durum wheat.
Total grain exports so far in the 1977-78 crop year are 17.4 million
tonnes, 10 per cent more than for the same period of the previous crop
year.
(Winnipeg Tribune, July 3)
* * * MANITOBA TO TAKE PART IN TRANSPORTATION STUDY
BRANDON - The Manitoba government is to enter into an agreement with the
federal government and the other Prairie provinces for a study of passenger transportation in Western Canada.
The study is to formulate comprehensive, long-range plans for the development of a passenger transportation system for western Canada, a
release states.
The study, to be known as the Western Region Intermodal Passenger Study,
was approved in principle at a meeting of Prairie transport ministers in
Winnipeg Dec. 16. The first phase of the study will examine and analyze
the existing system, identify issues and problems, establish evaluation
criteria and formulate service standards.
Phase two will formulate options to existing means of transportation and
analyze the options.
(Brandon Sun, July 3)
* * *
CN, CP RAIL EMPLOYEES SWITCHED TO VIA RAIL
MONTREAL - A major hurdle facing the takeover by VIA Rail Canada, Inc.
of inter-city passenger trains has been cleared with the signing of an
agreement transferring 2,800 employees to VIA Rail from CN and CP Rail.
Fourteen unions joined the railways at a signing ceremony marking agreement on job security and seniority after several months of negotiations.
Agreement was reached through mediation on most issues, but the parties
went to binding arbitration to resolve differences over separation provisions for employees who take early retirement.
The railways are to continue operating the trains under contract with
the corporation, but VIA is gradually taking over planning, marketing,
ticket sales and on-board services.
Of the 2,800 employees being transferred', 1,800 provide on-train services. About 2,300 of them now work for CN and 500 for CP Rail. VIA
also employs 500 management and other non-union employees.
Employees whose positions are abolished because of reductions in service
and who would otherwise be laid off are permitted under the agreement to
move into unfilled positions in certain other groups if they are qualified. The same would apply to employees who are asked to relocate but
prefer not to.
Passenger service employees remaining with CN or CP Rail who cannot find
vacancies in their own company may move to a corresponding position in
the other company, and total railway service will be used to determine
vacations and other benefits.
(Toronto Globe and Mail, July 8)
* * * CONRAIL'S TROUBLES GROW EVEN WORSE
NEW YORK - Government officials are beginning to conclude that Conrail
will never become self-sufficient. It is losing more money than the
railroads it replaced. Service has deteriorated, not improved. Shippers have been frightened away, and, after a two-year truce, government
agencies are taking a more active role in overseeing Conrail's affairs.
In fact, Conrail is further from operating and financial success now
than when it started:
-- IT lost $367-million last year, and $216-million more in the first
quarter of this year. These larger-than-expected losses sent
Conrail back to Congress this spring, seeking an additional $1.3-
billion on top of its initial $2-billion.
-- THE percentage of cars delivered within one day of scheduled arrival fell from 75 per cent when Conrail began operations to 55
per cent in early May.
-- CONRAIL was fined $2.3-million by the Interstate Commerce Commission early this month for failing to comply with ICC orders to
speed the flow of freight cars to other railroads.
Despite an impressive start at rehabilitating track, Conrail's operating
difficulties have discouraged many shippers. For example, Sea-Land
Service Inc., the nation's largest ship operator, recently said it was
switching from Conrail to the Delaware & Hudson Ry. Co. to move containers west from New York.
At times, the company has appeared to be virtually paralyzed. An ICC
official points out that the agency had to send 30 car service agents
into Conrail facilities this spring to unclog the jammed switching
yards. With more than 100,000 cars belonging to other railroads on its
lines, Conrail is a primary cause of the national freight car shortage.
Conrail's failure to improve service makes it still costlier to rehabilitate the system. Donald C. Cole, president of U.S. Railway Assn.,
the government agency that bankrolls and monitors Conrail, says: "There
is a continuing decline in their traffic base." In the first quarter of
1978, Conrail had revenues of $759-million, down from $770-million in
the first quarter last year. Without increased traffic to produce
additional revenues, more federal funding will be required. "A one-
per-cent short-fall in revenue between 1978 and 1982 would require
increased federal assistance of $189-million, or 15-per-cent more than
Conrail's $1.3-billion estimate," Mr. Cole told Congress this month.
In its report on Conrail performance, USRA told Congress: "The coming
year will be a crucial one for Conrail." Citing problems of service
deterioration, locomotive reliability, car utilization, capital investment, and labor productivity, USRA said Conrail has until next April to
show progress or the agency "will be prepared to present alternatives
for congressional consideration."
(Business Week, July 10)
* * * SOUTHERN RAIL MULLS ACQUIRING IC SUBSIDIARY
NEW YORK - Southern Railway is studying the idea of acquiring Illinois
Central Gulf Railroad.
It marks the second time in two years that the Southern, seeking further
growth, has pursued the prospects of uniting in some way with another
railroad. Its prior effort fell though in 1976 with Missouri Pacific
Corp. because, in part, there wasn't agreement on the executives who
would run the combined unit.
* * *
(Wall Street Journal, June 28)
SAVING A STATION
New York - For more than a decade, preservationists have fought to keep
the Grand Central Terminal here, and last week they won in the U.S. Supreme Court.
Last week the court rejected Penn Central's argument that New York
City's landmark designation amounted to a "public taking" of private
property without compensation -- a violation of the Fifth and 14th
amendments. If the city wanted to preserve Grand Central, the railroad
reasoned, it should pay for it. "Agreement with this argument," wrote
Associate Justice William Brennan in the majority opinion, "would invalidate not just New York's laws, but all comparable legislation elsewhere in the nation. We find no merit in it."
Across the country, preservationists were jubilant over the decision.
All 50 states and more than 500 municipalities already have preservation
laws, but many of them have hesitated to designate commercial properties
as landmarks for fear of legal challenges. Now, said Randall Scott,
research director of Washington's Environmental Law Institute, "the
court has reassured many communities that they can move rapidly on these
cases."
(Time, July 10)
* *• *
CANADIAN CARLOADINGS
Carloadings
Volume (Tons)
Piggyback
Carloads
Volume (Tons)
Piggyback
For 10 Days Ending
June 31, 1978
70,051
4,282,461
7,281
Total for Year to
June 31, 1978
1,679,328
103,866,356
179,915
Change from Similar
Period, 1977
Percentage
Change
(   10,445)
(  996,918)
251
(13.0)
(18.9)
3.6
Change from Similar
Period, 1977
Percentage
Change
(  118,885)
(10,851,762)
3,466
( 6.6)
( 9.5)
2.0 10
U.S. CARLOADINGS
(UNAVAILABLE)
( ) decrease
* * *
RAIL BARRICADE WORRIES INTERIOR FIRMS
CRANBROOK - Closure of the CP Rail line into Creston ?nd the West Kootenay by the St. Mary Indian Band is worrying companies which depend on it
for shipping. The effect of closure is not yet apparent because CP Rail
increased traffic between shutdowns preceding the latest blockade.
However the crunch will come in the next few days. CP Rail has asked
for a federal cabinet order granting right-of-way and leaving the matter
of compensation with the courts.
* * *
(Vancouver Province, July 12)
LABOR
AIR CANADA'S ATTENDANTS MAY STRIKE
MONTREAL - Air Canada, having barely averted a strike by 1,500 pilots,
could face a similar threat later this summer from its 2,700 flight attendants.
Conciliation talks between the airline and the Canadian Air Line Flight
Attendants Association broke down last week and the union is organizing
a series of membership meetings to discuss the dispute. A strike vote
could be organized right after the last meeting, said chief union negotiator Lore Tamme July 7. The flight attendants have been without a contract since June 30.
Air Canada, she said, wants to reduce sick-leave benefits and abolish
the monthly maximum each flight attendant can fly. Currently they are
limited to 75 hours a month in the air. "They (Air Canada) want us to
fly over the limit whenever they feel like it, which is usually toward
the end of the month when we reach our maximum," she said.
The flight attendants are asking for a 10-per-cent wage increase plus a
cost-of-living supplement in a one-year agreement.
(Montreal Gazette, July 8)
* * *
TENTATIVE RAIL ACCORD, SETTING RAISES UP TO 35 PER CENT OVER THREE
YEARS, SEEN THIS WEEK
WASHINGTON - Negotiators for a group of large railroads and four of the
11 unions representing their employes are nearing a settlement that the
Carter administration's inflation-watchers aren't going to like. The
tentative agreement, expected to be announced this week, calls for
increases in wages and cost-of-living adjustments of up to 35 per cent
over the next three years or so.
(Wall Street Journal, July 10) 11
SHIPPING
CONTAINERS MAKING WAVES IN THE SHIPPING BUSINESS
HALIFAX - More and more goods are being shipped by containers today. In
the past decade, the containerization concept of uniform sizes for boxed
cargo has revolutionized the shipping industry.
New types of containers are now coming into operation that are exclusively designed for carrying specific goods. For example, tanks framed
in plywood transport liquids while open-top containers with canvas covers carry ore.
Perhaps the most ingenious designed yet is a container that can be emptied by tilting it on end. It has a loading funnel at the top and an
unloading shute at the bottom. These containers, used for transporting
such products as powdered milk and plastic pellets, are often equipped
with protective plastic liners.
(Financial Post, July 8)
* * *
BYE-BYE BOXCAR
TORONTO - In 10 years, the old red boxcar will all but disappear from
Canadian scenery. As the containerization trend spreads to the trans-
Canadian rail freight industry, the boxcar will be replaced by trains of
containers and trailers carrying most of the country's manufactured
goods to market.
According to A. E. Jenner, Canadian Pacific's general manager of inter-
modal services, "the boxcar will cease to be an economical form of
transportation. Its use will be limited to the movement of such raw
materials as potash, coal and grain."
Mr. Jenner says domestic containerization will also have a great impact
on the location of industries. Businessmen will be freed from many of
the traditional considerations involving access to good transportation
facilities, that have plagued them when planning the sites of their
industrial plants.
"There will be a much wider choice of location," he says. "Business
won't have to confine themselves to a site by a railway, nor will they
have to contend with the expense of installing a spur line. In fact,
they will be able to build their plants wherever they like and inter-
modal service will be able to reach them by road."
(Financial Post, July 8)
CANADIAN BUSINESS PASSING US BY
* * *
TORONTO - Thousands of containers move in and out of Canadian ports
every month. 12
Only a few Canadian companies have succeeded in container manufacturing.
Steadman Ltd. is the major container manufacturer in Canada and it is
now a subsidiary of the international Interpool consortium.
For Canadians, the problem has been one of financing. Manufacturers in
Britain, Belgium, West Germany, South Korea and other countries receive
subsidies from their governments because the container trade is considered a vital part of their domestic shipbuilding industry. A Canadian
company would be lucky if it could obtain the capital necessary to finance a venture at 9i-per-cent interest.
Meanwhile, one company has been able to penetrate the specialized container market. Continental Container Transport Appliances of Montreal
recently built 240 10-foot containers for CP Rail. They are used for
moving copper concentrate from Union Miniere Exploration & Mining Corp.'s
mine near Pickle Lake in northwest Ontario to Noranda Ltd. smelters in
northwest Quebec.
(Financial Post, July 8)
* * *
'SHIP OF THE FUTURE'
TORONTO - A new generation of container ships could replace the specially-
designed large, cellular ships now favored by shipping lines.
Wolfgang Schmitz, president of Atlantic Container Line Ltd., says: "The
total container ship is a thing of the past." Mr. Schmitz favors the
"ro-ro" vessel which is equipped with all the gear necessary for unloading itself. Its smaller size allows it to reach less accessible ports
and harbors.
"We will be employing more vessels which are independent of expensive
shore installations and which can call at ports without expensive rail
links and sophisticated terminals," Mr. Schmitz says. "The trend toward
these ships is already evident."
On ro-ro ships -- as the name implies — cargo can be rolled on and
rolled off. A side or rear hatch opens up and containers or other cargo
can be moved directly into the hull of the ship. In addition, a crane
on the ship's deck can load containers directly from the dock. In contrast, the cellular ships, built to carry as many containers as possible, don't have unloading equipment and are too large to navigate the
St. Lawrence Seaway.
(Financial Post, July 8)
* * *
GEOGRAPHICAL ADVANTAGE MAKES IT TOP CONTAINER PORT: HALIFAX
HALIFAX - Local officials in Halifax are proud of the fact that their
port has once again assumed its preConfederation role as the leader in
East Coast trade. 13
Today, Halifax is the largest container port in the country, handling
more than two million tons of containerized cargo in addition to 709
thousand tons of bulk cargo in 1977. That's a big jump from 1968 when
less than 650 thousand tons passed through the port.
Container vessels find
and begin their return
Port of Montreal.
that they can dock in Halifax, unload their cargo
trip in less time than it would take to reach the
Canadian National Railways played a major role in the development of
Halifax as a container port. CN, along with Clarke Transportation Canada Ltd. and Halifax International Containers Ltd. (Halicon), owns one-
third of Hal term, operated by Halifax International Terminals Ltd. (Hal-
icon is owned 80 per cent by the province of Nova Scotia and 20 per cent
by the City of Halifax.)
(Financial Post, July 8)
* * *
FAST GROWTH ATTRIBUTED TO FAR-SIGHTED PLANNING: SAINT JOHN
SAINT JOHN - The success of the Port of Saint John was made possible by
New Brunswick leaders, who a decade ago, talked Ottawa into financing
the port's expansion.
The result is what Brunterm terminal president Gerry Benoit calls, "the
fastest growing container port in Canada."
Saint John advocates point to their port's natural advantages. They
cited the fact it serves two railways; it is geographically closer to
the major industrial markets of North America than any other all-weather
port in the Maritimes; and is only 2,400 miles from the Panama Canal.
Its proximity to the U.S. also makes it attractive to a number of lines
serving the U.S.
Brunterm's container-handling equipment is the most efficient in North
America, Mr. Benoit says. The facility has three ship-to-shore cranes
with an outreach of 115 feet, backreach of 60 feet and a capacity of 45
long tons. Brunterm is also the only Canadian container terminal to
have cranes with fully articulated bogies, which increase the terminal's
flexibility.
This equipment allows Saint John to move cargo directly from the ship to
the flat car of the train or truck, without having it touch the ground.
"In the old days a ship used to spend as much as 60 per cent of its time
in port," says Gordon H. Creighton, general manager of CP overseas rail
and a vice-president of Brunterm. "Now only 10 per cent of its time is
spent in port giving the ship the capacity of multiplying its cargo
tonnage accordingly."
(Financial Post, July 8)
* * * 14
CP SHIFTING FACILITIES TO MONTREAL: QUEBEC
QUEBEC - After nine years of service, Canadian Pacific has decided to
shut down its container facilities in Quebec City.
Though no final agreement has been signed, work has already begun on
dismantling one of two cranes. It will be moved to Montreal where Canadian Pacific is planning to expand its operations.
Even though Montreal is farther down the St. Lawrence, Canadian Pacific
officials now think it is in a more accessible location for serving the
central Canadian market.
This move will leave Quebec without any container facilities.
(Financial Post, July 8)
* * *
FURTHER FROM EUROPE, BUT STILL GOING STRONG: MONTREAL
MONTREAL - The battle continues between Montreal and Maritime ports for
the dominant position in the East Coast container trade.
Montreal led the way in the shipping industry by building the first container terminal in Canada, but its growth rate has not kept pace with
the ports of Saint John and Halifax.
Plans have now been finalized for an extension to Montreal's public terminal giving its two wharves — a 1,000-foot berth and a 1,200-foot
berth with the option of another 600 feet for a third berth if needed.
The first users of the new terminal will be Canadian Pacific which has
operated a terminal in Quebec with only limited success. Canadian Pacific is in the process of moving the first of its two Quebec-based cranes
to the Montreal site.
(Financial Post, July 8)
* * *
'CONTAINER REVOLUTION HIT US HARD': TORONTO
TORONTO - Management and labor are joining forces to find new business
for the Port of Toronto.
Cargo moving through the port has been cut in half over the past decade -- dropping to 3,176,552 tons in 1977 ~ and this has hurt the port
authority as well as the dock workers. The number of hours of work for
stevedores and checkers dropped to 195,816 in 1977 from 725,324 in 1969.
The container revolution brought about Toronto's declining trade. Ships
once had to make an expensive trip down the St. Lawrence Seaway to bring
imports to Toronto. With the advent of containers, ships now unload
their cargo in Maritime or Quebec ports, having it sent the rest of the
way to Toronto by rail or truck. This gives shipping lines a faster
turnaround for their costly cargo vessels.
(Financial Post, July 8)
* * * 15
DESPITE NEW FACILITIES, TRADE GOING TO SEATTLE: VANCOUVER
VANCOUVER - The ports of Vancouver and Seattle are locked in a life-or-
death struggle -- at issue, the survival of the fittest or who gets most
of the lucrative West Coast container trade.
In the past year, Seattle seems to have got the upper hand, with the result that Vancouver's container handling is running at only 40 per cent
of capacity.
(Financial Post, July 8)
* * *
COMPANIES FORM CONSORTIUM
EDMONTON - A consortium of six grain companies has been officially
formed to prepare a study of the feasibility of developing expanded
grain terminal facilities at Prince Rupert, B.C.
The consortium, created at the instigation of Alberta Wheat Pool, held
its first meeting in Winnipeg June 27. At that meeting the last holdout, Cargill Grain Company, deposited a cheque into a specially-created
fund to finance the study. The other members of the consortium are
Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, Manitoba Pool Elevators, United Grain Growers
and Pioneer Grain Company Ltd. UGG's commitment has not been formally
ratified by the company's board of directors, but that is expected in
early July.
The study, which is to begin right away, will look into such factors as
the volumes of grain likely to move through the port, the size and site
of a new terminal, its environmental effects and construction methods
and costs.
(The Western Producer, July 6)
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JAPAN LINE: A RETRENCHMENT PLAN TO RIDE.OUT THE SLUMP IN TANKERS
NEW YORK - Since the Arab oil embargo, Japan Line Co., one of Japan's
biggest shipping companies, has experienced nothing but trouble. Financial problems brought on by the decline in demand for the oil-carrying
tankers its operates were magnified as the company refused, until just
recently, to renegotiate long-term commitments to shipbuilders. These
forced Japan Line to expand its fleet — and nearly doubled its payments
to the builders -- in the midst of a slipping market.
Today, Japan Line is floundering. A few weeks ago, when the company
announced that it lost $85.6-million on revenues of $1.1-billion for the
year ending March 31, all of its 18 full-time directors handed in their
resignations.
(Business Week, July 10)
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16
AVIATION
AIR CANADA EXTENDS PARCEL SERVICE
MONTREAL - Air Canada's overnight parcel delivery service will be extended to nine more Canadian cities starting Aug. 1, the airline announced
July 4.
The new points to be served are Victoria, Regina, Saskatoon, Windsor,
Ont., London, Ont., Quebec City, Saint John, N.B., Moncton and St.
John's, Nfld.
A flat rate of $8 for overnight door-to-door delivery of packages weighing one kilogram or less will apply between all points.
(Calgary Albertan, July 5)
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CUTS IN AIR FARES UP TO 70 PER CENT SLATED AROUND AUG. 31
WASHINGTON - Air-fare cuts of as much as 70 per cent may begin showing
up around the country in about two months.
The CAB said its new fare plan probably will go into effect around Aug.
31. The plan allows airlines to cut coach fares as much as 50 per cent
where they aren't allowed to reduce fares by 70 per cent; to boost fares
perhaps five per cent to 10 per cent on much of their route system if
they wish; to set first-class fares at any level they choose, and to
keep discount fares, which involve various travel or booking restrictions, in effect as long as they desire, scrapping the current 18-month
limit.
(Wall Street Journal, July 10)
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FOURTH AIRLINE SET TO PURCHASE NEW AIRBUS JETS
NEW YORK - A fourth airline has indicated buying preference for the
medium-sized passenger jets being developed in Europe by Airbus Industrie over comparable craft being planned in the U.S.
Air France said in Paris it has tentatively decided to buy four of the
Airbus A300-B10s at a total cost equivalent to about $111-mi 11 ion, with
deliveries starting in 1983. Additional orders are likely in the future, officials said. Iberia, the Spanish airline; Alitalia of Italy,
and Air Inter, the domestic French carrier, also are understood to be
bending towards the Airbus, industy officials said.
On July 6, Lufthansa said it signed a "memorandum of understanding" to
order 10 of the new BlOs and take options for 15 more, for a total of
$240.4-million, including spares. That same day Swissair of Switzerland
said it signed a similar accord for six BlOs, for a maximum of $272-
million, including spares, flight simulators and ground-support equipment.
(Wall Street Journal, July 10)
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17
TOURISM & TRAVEL
OLD DOWAGER IS READY TO CELEBRATE 50 YEARS
TORONTO - The old dowager is looking pretty good these days, thanks to a
$14-million facelift.
The Royal York Hotel, still the biggest hotel in the British Commonwealth
is set to celebrate its 50th anniversary next year. In 1972 when it began an extensive renovation program, it was reeling from fierce competition from rival newcomers, such as the 1,466-room Sheraton Centre. With
1,400 employees, the Royal York has 1,600 rooms and caters to more than
one million people a year.
Gordon Cardy, the Brockville, Ont.-born general manager of the grand old
granite lady, believes the queen of the Canadian Pacific hotel chains is
ready to kick up her heels for the 50th anniversary. He is confident
the average room occupancy in 1978 will run from 73-to-75 per cent and
that the hotel will wind up with grossing an impressive $30-million. At
the same time, he concedes that in the last few years, the Royal York
lost five-to-10 per cent of its convention business to the newer hotels.
But he maintains that it has recuperated this business, bringing out
figures to show that in a typical week recently the guest rooms enjoyed
an average 80.7-per-cent occupancy.
Mr. Cardy said it is successful because of its stately tradition and decorum. But, more important, the facelift has brought it into modern
times with its 13 dining and drinking spots and the Imperial Room, the
grand-daddy of opulent supper clubs that lures the well-heeled.
Mr. Cardy said another important reason for its rejuvenation is the fact
that it is linked by underground walkway to such major buildings as the
Toronto-Dominion Centre, Royal Bank Building, First Canadian Place and
Union Station. He estimates that the walkway links a daily, moving population of 40,000.
(Winnipeg Free Press, July 7)
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CONVENTION CENTRE ADDED TO PLAN
OTTAWA - A convention centre has now been included in proposals covering the planned Rideau Centre.
However, it will be some time before final decisions are taken as to
whether a convention centre will actually be built. The proposals were
included in a presentation made to Ottawa-Carleton regional council members July 5.
It was pointed out that a convention centre would tie in with plans for
a CP Hotel and a retail centre. One of the main questions remaining is
whether there will be sufficient funding for such a facility.
(Ottawa Journal, July 6)
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18
BUSINESS & FINANCE
THE MUCTC PROPOSES A TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM FOR WEST ISLAND
MONTREAL - The Montreal Urban Community Transit Commission has just proposed a public transit system for the western part of the Montreal Urban
Community which will include 12 bus lines, 11 of them new ones.
The proposed system offers buses that would operate from 6 in the morning to midnight Mondays to Saturdays inclusive, and from 10 a.m. to midnight on Sundays. During the rush hours there will be 15-minute intervals between buses, and at all other times 30-minute intervals.
Studies have apparently not only shown that a system operating throughout the day and during weekends is essential, but also that the following points should be given priority in the service: medical centers or
hospitals, socio-cultural centers, schools, and recreational or sports
complexes, connection with the CN stations in the northwest and CP Rail
stations in the south, and finally the industrial parks in the western
part of the MUC, to make it easier for people to go to work and also to
promote the establishment of new industries.
The public transit system project for the western suburbs of Montreal
puts the cart before the horse, according to most of the mayors concerned. Before developing bus systems, we must make sure that the commuter
trains form its framework.
The mayors do not agree to being forced to set up a bus system in the
western suburbs which practically takes for granted the eventual disappearance of the CN commuter train to Deux Montagnes and the CP Rail
commuter train to Rigaud. Without the prior improvement of the present
railway system and in the absence of a firm and positive decision to
maintain the commuter trains, the West Island mayors consider that the
bus service will be inadequate. They do not oppose increases in the
property tax to finance a public transit service, but they fear that a
bus system, whose main purpose would not be to serve the two rail lines
by completing them, would be needlessly expensive.
The suburban mayors would like CN and CP Rail, assisted by Quebec or by
Ottawa -- even administered by the MUCTC if necessary -- to offer a regular and improved service — morning, noon and night, forming the backbone of shuttle services by bus to and from the stations. With the bus
system now proposed by the MUCTC, it would take some one leaving Baie
d'Urfe, for example, practically two hours to get downtown, following a
route parallel to the CP Rail line.
An editorial in The Montreal Gazette also stated: West Island mayors
are up in arms over MUCTC's plan to take over bus service on the West
Island in such a way that it would replace train service. The lamentable bus service needs all the upgrading it can get, but it should
complement and interlock with the two rail lines, not be independent of
them. If the rail service declines any more, people will prefer their
cars'^to slow,, meandering buses and thus only compound the existing
traffic problem's.-,.
(Montreal Le Devoir, July 10) ,_
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TELEX
VANCOUVER, B.C., 13 JULY 1978
File:  103
J.D. MASON    05-24725
MONTREAL, QUE.
W.J. COMERFORD
MONTREALj. QUE.
PSPS
YT 10TH IDEAL GRASSICK. PHONED MOHAN SINGH AFTER MONTH HAD GONE BY AND NO
ADDITIONAL PAYMENT RECEIVED.  WE DID RECEIVE CHEQUES ON JUNE 3, 10, 15, 23
AND 30 ALSO JULY 10 WHICH PAYS TO MAY 31.  MOHAN ADVISES HE IS FINDING THINGS
SLOW BUT WILL ATTEMPT EXTRA. PAYMENT IN JULY WHICH WOULD BRING HIM 4 WEEKS
O/S.  IAN GRASSICK OUT OF TOWN ON BUSINESS AND REGULAR BOOKKEEPER ON A V
SO MISSED A PAYMENT.  SINCE 0 ROBISON TELEX YOU 10TH GRASSICK SENT CHEQUE
FOR 6561.63 CLEARING S/BAY O/S MARCH 14 AND 21 AND PART PAYING MARCH 31
IN ADDITION TO CURRENT TRAFFIC.  GRASSICK NOW USING NEW CN BARGE SERVICE
LARGELY.  ADVISE YOUR CONCURRENCE PRESENT PAYMENT PROGRAMME AS BOTH
ROBISON MYSELF KEEPING WATCH.  ORIGINAL MASON COPY COMERFORD.   BCC-77
C.A. AITKEN
TERMINALS SUPT. BCCSS
CAA'BB
cc.     Mr.   0.   Robison, Vancouver.
PLS. INITIAL & PASS
Account.
Sales Repr.
Mgr. Traff/Sales "^ //Holland
njer
; Reid
' Manager
BC Coast Steamship Service
Pier "8", Vancouver, BC   V6C 2R3
Tel(604)665-3135, Telex04-507684
CP Rail
13 July 1978
File: 393864
Mr. E. Lott
4069 Departure Bay Road
Nanaimo, B.C.
V9T 1C6
Dear Mr. Lott:
Two letters have been sent you in connection with the Canadian
Pacific Limited Pension Plan and no response has been received
to date.
Kindly present yourself to the Office Manager immediately, duties
permitting, who wishes to interview you in this regard.
Yours truly,
<3
Tl^i
A.N. CAIRNS     '
Marine Superintendent, B.C.C.S S.
cc.  E. Lott
Able Seaman
"Princess of Vancouver"
HLH : GP
/ dl. i_o_<_.[ oiearnsuip service
Pier"B".Vancouver,BC   V6C2R3
Tel(604)665-3135. Telex04-507684
W Holland
' Reid
■ Manager
&
13 July 1978
File: 397628
5fc_3S_JN
Mr. Robert Ward
#100 - 1915 Haro Street
Vancouver, B.C.
V6G 1H9
Dear Mr. Ward:
Our claims department have forwarded a copy of the attached letter
concerning over-payment by the Workers' Compensation Board.
Kindly see that this matter is attended to immediately and advise
this office date action taken.  Failure to comply could have serious
repercussions.
Yours truly,
Manager, B.C C.S.S
cc.  W.C. Sylander
Vancouver
HLH'GP CPRail
Internal Correspondence
13
Date   VANCOUVER, July 12,  1978
From   M.. W. Holland
To Mr. H. S. Harriman
Manager Revenue Accounting
C. P. Rail
Windsor Station
Montreal, P. Q.
TICKET STOCK B. C. C. S. S.
Filer 6o6
r
The following tickets have been received from the printer's on
this date and added to B. C. C. S. S. stock; t
BCS 5 x 4 Nos. 471,001 - 571,000 inclusive (Total 100,000);
BCS 5 x 10 Nos. 505,001 - 555,000 inclusive (50,000).
Manager, B. C. C. S. S.
AJM.gg
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Form 102-R
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Date VANCOUVER,  July 13,   1973
From M. W. Holland
To  Mr. J. L. Rochon
Supervisor, Data Centre
Vancouver
Filet  T-78-150
With regard to cash advance cheques in the amount of $6,500
U.S. and $4,500 Canadian for the "Princess Patricia," normally
made out to Agent 0. R. Robison.
As Mr. Robison vail be on.holidays during the next week or so,
will you kindly arrange to have the next cheque made out to
the acting agent, J. R. Hughs,
Manager
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1 Manager
BC Coast Steamship Service
Pier "8", Vancouver, BC   V6C 2R3
Tel(604)665-3135, Telex04-507684
July 13th, 1978
File: T-78-30-5
Johnston Terminals Limited
P. 0. Box 5300
Vancouver, B. C.
V6B 4B6
Attentionr M. V. A. Claims Department
Dear Sirs:
I have attached copy of letter sent to you on May 3rd, 1978
which has not been ackowledged by you.
Would you please give this matter your immediate attention
to bring it to satisfactory conclusion.
Yours truly,
Manager, B. C. C. S. S.
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Enclosure BC Coast Steamship Service
Pier "B", Vancouver, BC   V6C 2R3
Tel(604)665-3135, Telex04-507684
//Holland
R Reid
■ Manager
July 13th, 1978
File: T-78-30-171
Mr. Reg Derr
Terminal Manager
Capital Freightways Ltd.
1440 Venables Street
Vancouver, B. C.
Dear Mr. Derr:
Re: Capital Tractor No. 67; Domans Trailer No. DT27,
Damage Claim June 19th, 1978	
Attached you will find copies of billing from Casco Terminals
Ltd. ($34.51) and Wid's Towing & Recovery Ltd. ($80.00) for
equipment used in recovery of Doman's Transport Co. trailer
DT27 dropped by your driver on June 19th, 1978. Also attached
are copies of our Statement of Account evidencing these items
have been paid to the various firms by us.
I would appreciate receiving your cheque in the amount of
$114*51 reimbursing us for the above at your earliest convenience.
Yours very truly,
Manager, B. C. C. S. S.
AJM:gg
Enclosure CP Hail
Internal Correspondence
Dato    VANCOUVER,   11  July  1978.
From    J.W.McCowatt
To    Master
"Princess of Vancouver"
File:  T-78-1010-A
Further to the spring inspection on the "Princess of Vancouver"
by Canadian Steamship Inspection, I am now in receipt of a Work
Order addressed to "Machine Shop Foreman," and with regard
thereto wish to advise as follows:
Item 1 - The plugs in the fresh water tanks were repaired and
replaced in the spring of this year to the satisfaction
of the Inspector concerned.  Kindly ensure that these
plugs are brought up from the bottom of the tanks and
resecured prior to Boat and Fire drill on 12 July 1978
at Nanaimo.
Item 2 - This item under investigation and will be dealt with
separately.
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Form 102-R
Asst. Superintendent Engineer
JWM'BB
PLS. INITIAL & PASS
Manager
Asst. Mgr.
Marine Supt.
Supt. Engr.
Asst. Supt. Engr.
Catering Supt.
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Terminate Supt.
Oeptl. Analyst
Office Mgr.
Account.
Sales Repr.
Mgr. Traff/feales
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Internal Correspondence
Date   VANCOUVER,   11  July 1978.
From    T«   KinS
j0   Memorandum
Mr. M.W. Holland
File:  X-78-14-*
Damage sustained by our "Princess Patricia" at Wrangell, 5 July 1978.
Ship-side was set in, in way of cabins 227 and 231.
Repairs will be carried out by Burrard Shipyard on Tuesday morning,
18 July 1978.
Method of repair will be as per sketch attached, by cropping out
the damaged portion situated between the main centre window and
after 'tear-drop' section, and replacing with new material and
stiffener.
The set-in portion aft of the 'tear-drop' section will be heated and
faired in place.
We have found original cast brass frames at Victoria, along with
the winding gear, which will complete the repair of both cabins.
Hot work will be carried out at Vancouver alongside Pier "B", and
interior woodwork will be repaired same day.  Cabin will be habitable on departure and any further adjustments or finishing will be
carried out on her return.
For insurance purposes, damage should be well below our $15,000
deductible.
Superintendent Engineer
TK'BB
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*W Holland
'imager
IRReid
.-..,' Manager
BC Coast Steamship Service
Pier-'B".Vancouver,BC   V6C2R3
Tel(604)665-3135, Telex04-507684
July 11, 1978
File: T-78-134
Miss Catherine Gerecht
12 South Highland Avenue
Baltimore 24, Maryland
U. S. A.
Dear Miss Gerecht:
Please find enclosed herewith the white earring you lost
v;hile you were a passenger on the "Princess Patricia,"
June 9, 1978 sailing.
It is not necessary to reimburse us for postage as suggested in your letter as we are pleased to perform this
service free of charge.
Yours truly,
Manager
B* Co C. S. S.
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Enclosure
J BC Coast Steamship Service
Pier "B", Vancouver, BC   V6C 2R3
Tel (604)665-3135, Telex 04-507684
-' W Holland
' r.iger
i. Reid
■:.' Manager
July 10, 1978
File: 431
Fraser River Pile Driving Co. Ltd.
I83O River Drive
New Westminster, B. C.
V3M 2A8
Gentlemen:
In reference to your invoice #78426, 22 June 1978, relating
to your moving of our barge ramp from its emplacement at
Richmond Gravel property at #6 Road, the following is submitted for consideration.
It is noted that while the Manit, #28 was utilized for six
hours, the operator and engineer are claimed for 12 hours
ST plus 4| hours OT each.
Our Charter barge EVCO 69 was moved as part of a shared tow
and only from Richmond Gravel to Pioneer Grain.
It is requested clarification may be given with respect to
the large variation in hours of the operator and engineer
and the hours of utilization of the barge.
It is suggested our portion of the shared tow of EVCO 69
would be appropriate as 2 hours x $77 per hour -  $154, i.e.
50$ of shared tow Richmond Gravel to Pioneer only.
Your consideration in respect to these observations is anticipated.
Yours truly,
A. N. Cairns
Marine Superintendent
B. '-•. C. S. S.
ANC:gg .
cc:    Mr. W. W. Hocking
Enclosures
J CPRail
Date   VANCOUVER, 10 July 1978.
From   M.W. Holland
j0   Messrs. R.R. Reid
A.N. Cairns
File:  0-112
'..%) Form 102-R
Attached is copy of memorandum from Mr. D.J. Murray for your
review, regarding the activity  of RivTow Straits Ltd. at the
Gulf Oil site at Kitimat.
The attached is complete and self-explanatory, but I would appreciate your further comments, should you have any.
Manager, B.C.C.S.S.
MWH'BB
Manager
Asst. Mgr,
PIS. INITIAL & PASS
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Supt. Engr.
Asst. Supt. Engr,
Catering Supt.
[Terminals Supt,
Deptl. Analyst
Office Mgr.
Account,
Sales Repr.
Mgr. Traff/feales
rfyu*   /n&A.
1 Form 102A-R
Date     VANCOUVER, 10 July 1978. File:  P-100
From     M.W. Holland
j0     Memorandum
Mr. D. Hall
BCCS-Northland Service
Vancouver, B.C.
The attached is in reference to our conversation this a.m., and
I would appreciate your comments with respect to Mr. Maloney's
review of the situation.
Manager, B.C.C.S.S.
MWH'BB
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Internal Correspondence
Date
VANCOUVER, 10 July 1978.
File:  T-78-10
From  R« R« Reid
70 Master
"Princess Patricia"
In view of arrival of the "Prinsendam" 18 July, will you please
arrange for arrival of the "Princess Patricia" on that morning
at 0830, to facilitate Customs and baggage clearance.
Asst. Manager, B.C.C.S.S.
RRR'BB
cc. Purser, "Princess Patricia" - Kindly note the foregoing and be
guided accordingly.
Chief Steward, "Princess Patricia" - Please arrange to have baggage
ready for taking ashore immediately
upon arrival.
Mr. A.E. Schmidt, Supt., Dept. of Investigation, Vancouver - For your
information.
Mr. D. Smith, Casco, Pier "B", Vancouver - For your information.
(gg) Form 102-R
-...,. W Holland
. Reid
Manager
BC Coast Steamship Service
Pier "8", Vancouver, BC   V6C 2R3
Tel(604)665-3135, Telex04-507684
July 10th, 1978
File: 78.RSF.151
Famous Artists Limited
674 Granville Street
Vancouver, B. C.
V6C 1Z6
Dear Sirs:
Would you please complete the "Statement of Selling Agent"
portion of the attached Application for Refund in favour of
Professor G. W. Eaton and return to me for further handling.
Perhaps while you are handling this you could also tell me
if you give one of your envelopes with each ticket or use
one of CP Rail's envelopes. The reason for this question
is that the CP Rail envelope is stamped with refund policy,
and all patrons should be made aware of it when ticket is
purchased.
Your early reply vill be appreciated.
Yours truly,
Manager, B. C. C. S. S.
AJM:gg
Enclosure BC Coast Steamship Service
Pier "B", Vancouver, BC    V6C 2R3
Tel(604)665-3135, Telex04-507684
'//Holland
R Reid
". Manager
July 10th, 1978
File: 78.REF.152
Mr. George W. Courtney
4721 Little Street
Vancouver, B. C.
V5N 4S7
Dear Mr. Courtney:
I have received your application for refund on ticket BCS
5x10, No. 459170 covering fare for four adults plus auto
from Nanaimo to Vancouver at 2400 hours, July 3rd, 1978.
A ticket envelope outlining this Company's refund and cancellation policy is given with the purchase of each and
every vehicle ticket. This cancellation policy is repeated
again in our tariffs, which are open to public inspection.
In particular, the policy provides that no refund be allowed
on any vehicle space not cancelled three hours prior to
schedules sailing time. Since you failed to cancel as required, I would appreciate it if you would detail any extenuating circumstances that will permit me to give your application
further consideration.
I would appreciate a reply at your earliest convenience.
Yours very truly,
Manager, B. C. C. S. S.
AJM:gg
J V Holland
! Reid
Manager
BC Coa?tSteamship Service
Pier "8", Vancouver, BC   V6C2R3
Tel (604)665-3135. Telex 04-507684
July 10, 1978
File: AGR.2.CMSG.5SN.
Mr. 17. A. Gibb
Grantham's Landing, B. C.
VON 1X0
Dear Mr. Gibb:
Upon receipt of your letter dated 28 June 1978 in which you.
state your intent to now accept promotion to Second Officer,
in turn your position in the Deck Officer's category seniority list will be established in accordance with Article 22,5
of the CMSG/BCCS Agreement, and you will be placed on the
roster behind F. A. Eastman and ahead of S. Schimpf.
Yours truly,
A* N. Cairns
Marine Superintendent
_D* 0« Oft 0« Oft
ANC:gg
cc: C. M. S. G.
V TELEX
VANCOUVER, B.C., 7 JULY 1978.
P.I. GEORGES
MONTREAL, QUE.
MESSRS KING AND REID DETAINED IN WHITEHORSE BUT HAVE ASSURED EVERYTHING
UNDER CONTROL FROM BOTH ASPECT PASSENGER RELATIONSHIP AND TEMPORARY REPAIRS,
FULL REPORT WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE UNTIL LATE THIS P M     BCC-63
M.W. HOLLAND
MGR., BCCSS
MWH'BB
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Date
From
VANCOUVER, 7 July 1978.
M.W. Holland
To    Miss B.C. Thorn
Vancouver.
I took two phone calls yesterday after 6:00 p.m., which were as
follows:
2.
Mr. A.L. Fleming, 1424 - 10th Ave. S.E.
Calgary, telephone number 269-6038.
mailing address Box 583,
Looking for two cabins adjoining, if possible, but separate
as acceptable, on the following sailings in this preference:
Sept. 28
Aug. 19
Aug. 27
Any of the remaining September sailings.
He is looking for middle to economy class accommodation and
is a CP employee.  I advised Mr. Fleming that your desk would
contact him early in the week to give him some indication of
availability.  He did ask to be waitlisted.
Mr. Bob Stevens of Sather Tours.  Looking for accommodation for
one single male on the August 11, 19 or 27 sailing.  I advised
him there was share basis accommodation on the August 11, 19
and 27 sailings, with individuals ranging from a 14-year-old
boy travelling with parents, to a 70-year-old non-smoker.
Would you kindly contact Mr. Stevens and confirm this and/or
indicating any other space which might be available.
Manager, B.C.C.S.S.
MWH'BB
cc.  Mr. R.D. Pelley
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(gt)   Form 102-R CPRail
Internal Correspondence
Date   VANCOUVER, July 7,  1978
From   R. D. Pelley
To   Purser, "Princess Patricia"
Mr. Harry Burchill
File: T-78-10
!
Would you please arrange to contact Mr. Jim Hamilton, Manager,
White Pass and Yukon Railway, upon your arrival Skagway, regarding the attached message.
Thank you very much for your cooperation.
Sales Representative
-D. C. C* d» fa.
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Enclosure
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BC Coast Steamship Service
Pier "8", Vancouver, BC   V6C2R3
Tel(604)665-3135, Telex04-507684
W Holland
CPRail
P, Reid
' Manager
July 7th,  1978
File:    T-78-30-188
Inter-City Express Ltd.
2655 Dollarton Highway
North Vancouver, B. C.
V7H IBI
Attention: Mr. A. C. Hayes
Dear Sir:
I have received your letter of July 7th, 1978 indicating
your intent to claim for alleged damages to tarpaulin said
to be on trailer ICX407 on or about July 5th, 1978.
I note that you have stated "The incident was reported to
your Nanaimo staff as required." However, it is apparent
that notice was not made as re-quired. It was not until
1430 hours that our staff was able to view the tarpaulin,
and at that time it was rolled up on the deck of ICX407.
No cargo was aboard the trailer, as the unit had been picked
up prior to 0800 hours and cargo delivery made. The first
opportunity to view the tarpaulin was not at the time of
delivery as required.
I am certain that if the driver, Mr. Jim Holman, had made a
reasonable effort, he would have been able to report the
alleged damage to one of the staff who was tending the vessel,
"Princess of Vancouver," and thereby fulfill his obligations.
Because damage was not reported as required, at time of
delivery, I regret that the claim cannot be given further
consideration.
Yours very truly,
Manager, B. C. C. S. S.
AJM:gg
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Date   VANCOUVER, July 7th, 1978 File: T-78-30-148
From  m. W. Holland
To  Mr. F. W. Barham
Divisional Manager
Accident Claims & Safety
C, P. Transport
44 West Pender Street
Vancouver, B. C.
Re: Your File 83-199-4
I have received your letter of July 6th, 1978 indicating your
intent to claim for damages to unit No. 500517 on or about
May 30th, 1978.
Since Mr. J. Klemovitch of your office discussed this matter
with Mr. A. J. McPherson on June 1st, 1978, I cannot understand why you would submit such a letter but vail reiterate
our previously stated position on this matter.
The damage noted in the report completed by our Senior Traffic Supervisor at 1119 hours of May 30th, 1978 is old damage.
A yard check at 1430 hours of May 10th, 1978 at Nanaimo, B. C.
shows the same damage except on May 30th, 1978 someone (presumably employed by C. P. T.) had added some tar and repair
work around the top seam.
For obvious reasons we cannot accept liability in this instance.
Manager, B. C. C. S. S.
AJM:gg
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File?    T-78-10
Date    VANCOUVER, July 7, 1978
From   R. d. Pelley
To   Mr. A. J. McPherson
Re: "Princess Patricia" Mishap, Wrangell, Alaska
Re: Damage Staterooms 227 and 231    _____
Had a conversation with Mr. R. Reid this morning and he requests
refunds to be prepared for ship's arrival Monday, July 10 for the
following:
1. Cabin No. 227 Mr. Eugene Pilz refund — $775.00 U.cS._Funds.
Reference BCSll/09502 - Mr. Pilz is occupying this ha_g_r category cabin and is being refunded the difference between cabin
occupied and the lowest category on the same deck, which is
the D-category.
2. Cabin No. 231 Mr. G. L. Latten refund — $320.00 Canadian
Funds. Reference BCSll/08904 - Refund on the basis Mr. Latten
.occupying E category cabin and should be given difference
between it and B category.
Mr. Reid states your refund basis should be policy decision account
"Princess Patricia" mishap, Wrangell, July 4»
Sales Representative
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File No. T-78-40
July 7, 1978
Mr. Alain Fouchard
6820 St. Dominique, Apt. 4
Montreal, Quebec
Dear Mr. Fouchard:
Thank you for your recent letter, in which you expressed interest
in working on this Company's vessels.
I regret to advise that this year's crew requirements have been
fully met, and there is little or no chance of our being able to
employ you.
Due to the fact that our cruise vessel will be retired at the end
of the current season, all of our employees who previously worked
on the "Princess Patricia," have exercised their rights under
Union regulations to return to work for the ship's last season,
possibly out of sentiment; however, the prevalent unemployment
situation undoubtedly has some bearing on this matter.
In addition, we have applications made some months ago from a
number of people who must receive consideration for positions that
may arise through illness or leave of absence.
We appreciate your interest in Canadian Pacific, and hope you will
be successful in obtaining employment elsewhere.
Yours very truly,
M.W. HOLLAND
Manager, B.C.C.S.S,
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Internal Correspondence
Date   VANCOUVER, July 7th, 1978 File: T-78-30-155
From M. W. Holland
To   Captain J. Sandberg
Master, "Princess of Vancouver"
Vancouver, B,'C.
Re: Trailer Damage, June 1st, 1978, C. P. Transport I476O
I would appreciate your handling the follovong matter personally.
I will quote from a letter received from C. P. Transport regarding
a collision that occurred during the loading operation for the
2400 hours sailing June 1st, 1978:
"Our driver...states that he was in process of backing
a tractor trailer unit onto the P.O.V., under guidance
of the boats signalman and was in the later stages of
positioning his unit when the ships "Mate" suddenly
jumped onto the trailer's running board causing his
body to block driver's view of the signalman. Apparently, at that precise moment the signalman gave
signal to stop.
Our driver advises that when his vision became blocked
he immediately brought his unit to a stop, but was a
moment late in avoiding contact with the trailer parked
at rear."
To date, I have not received any report of this occurrence from
the duty officer and since he apparently was involved, I am interested to know why it has not been reported. Further, I would
like to know why he jumped up on the running board as alleged
and any other-details he can recall of this incident.
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Captain J. Sandberg
July 7th, 1978
Your early attention to this matter vail be appreciated.
Manager, B. C. C. S. S.
AJM:gg
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Pier "8", Vancouver, BC    V6C 2R3
Tel(604)665-3135, Telex 04-507684
V Holland
■ Reid
Manager
July 7, 1978
File:  T-78-31-3
Mrs. L. Gray
1974 Westminster Avenue
Port Coquitlam, B.C.
Dear Mrs. Gray:
This refers to my letter of June 28, in which you were advised
that I would make further enquiries into the incident of May 18,
on which date your vehicle sustained damage on our vessel the
"Princess of Vancouver."
It would appear that our Seaman stood directly in front of you
and made the correct signal to steer you away from the obstruction.
It is, therefore, considered that the fault was on your part, as
many hundreds of cars a year successfully make that particular
maneuver without damage.  Regretfully we must deny your claim.
It is unfortunate that you did not report the matter immediately
to I.C.B.C., as instructed in their manual.
Yours truly,
Manager, B.C.C.S.S.
HLH/jb CPRail
Internal Correspondence
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Date      VANCOUVER, July 7, 1978
From     M.W. Holland
To     Mr. A. McDermott
Manager
Insurance & Fire Protection
Montreal
File:  606
Reference your letter of June 15, 1978, file G-P-4, concerning
insurance coverage for cash handled at Swartz Bay by Blaney
Agencies Ltd.
Attached herewith is Revised Interim Cover Note No. BCL 230,
which covers the above.
Manager, B.C.C.S.S.
JB
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Date    VANCOUVER, July 7, 1978
From    M.W. Holland
File: X-78-2
To   Mr. W.C. Sylander
Vancouver
The following is for your information
1409 will be required:
please advise if Form
On July 6, 1978, we received a telephone call from Peter Reynolds,
White Pass & Yukon, Seattle, advising that a Mrs. Thirza Atkinson,
travelling on board the "Princess Patricia" in Cabin 332, fell on
the dock at Skagway while boarding the train for the Lake Bennett
trip, and has broken her hip.
There is no medical professional available and in light of weather
conditions, there were no flights in or out of Skagway on that day.
He has requested a Coast Guard helicopter be made available to fly
Mrs. Atkinson to Juneau and Bartlett Hospital.
Mrs. Atkinson is travelling in the company of Miss A.J. Howard and
Mr. & Mrs. H.J. Crew.  Mr. Reynolds advises he will contact us should
he receive further information.  Mr. Pelley has been requested to
contact the ship and obtain an update on the situation, particularly
with respect to notification of next of kin.
It is understood that White Pass are accepting responsibility for
the accident, but you may wish to contact them for written confirmation.
Manager, B.C.C.S.S.
HLH/jb
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Date       VANCOUVER, July 7, 1978
From       M.W. Holland
To       Mr. H.I. Williams
Purchasing Agent
Vancouver
File:  560
Kindly arrange to dispose of 28 buoyant apparatus units,
surplus ex "Princess of Vancouver."
These units measuring 6' x 4' x 12" and weighing approximately
200 lbs. each consist of three copper floatation tanks in a
wooden frame capable of supporting approximately 2,000 lbs.
They are made up in two's or three's and would be suitable
as a small boat float, etc.
Suggested price -- $15.00 each unit.
$P  Form 102-R
Marine Superintendent
B.C.C.S.S.
cc:  Mr. W.W. Hocking
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Pier "B", Vancouver, BC   V6C 2R3
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July 7, 1978
File:  126622
Mr. M.O. Chow
730 Pembroke Street
Victoria, B.C.
Dear Mr. Chow:
Re  Clifford A. BENNETT, deceased February 27, 1978
It will be appreciated if you would kindly advise if Mrs. Bennett
has now received advice from the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board
concerning survivor benefits.
If Mrs. Bennett has received this notice, will appreciate a. copy
being forwarded to this office.
Yours truly,
Manager, B.C.C.S.S.
JB
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Date   VANCOUVER, 6 July 1978.
From   M-W- Holland
Jo  Memorandum for File:
File:  78.ALA.521.A.
(g) Form 102-R
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Received phone call from Peter Reynolds, White Pass & Yukon, Seattle,
advising that a Mrs. Thirza Atkinson, travelling on board "Princess
Patricia" in Cabin 332, fell on the dock at Skagway while boarding
the train for the Lake Bennett trip, and has broken her hip.
There is no medical professional available, and in light of weather
conditions, there are no flights in or out of Skagway today.  He has
requested a Coast Guard helicopter be made available to fly Mrs.
Atkinson to Juneau and Bartlett Hospital.
From the file it is noted that Mrs. Atkinson is travelling in. the
company of Miss A.J. Howard and a Mr. and Mrs. H.J. Crew. Mr,
Reynolds advises he will contact us should he receive further
information.  By copy of this memo, Mr. Pelley is requested to
contact the ship and obtain update on situation, particularly with
respect to notification of next of kin.
Manager, B.C.C.S.S.
MWH'BB
cc.  Mr. R.D. Pelley
Mgr. Traff/feales
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6 July 1978.
File No. 606-AIR
Mr. T.G. Laurie
Commercial Sales Representative
CP Air
304 Granville Square
200 Granville St.
Vancouver, B.C.
V6C 2R1
Attention:  Mrs. Wendy Rossi
Dear Mr. Laurie:
Thank you for your letter of 4 July.
U-Ticket Agreement and Credit Application have been completed
in duplicate, and are returned herewith as requested.
Yours very truly,
B.H. Bussell
Secretary to Manager
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Internal Correspondence
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Date    VANCOUVER, 6 July 1978.
From    A.N. Cairns
To Mr. H.I.Williams
Purchasing Agent
Vancouver, B.C.
File:  560
Reference telephone conversation Moakes/Cairns - Sales Order
#8-S-103-8.
It is requested Mr. F.A. Hart's enclosed cheque be accepted
as payment for the purchase of 10Q life jackets (surplus ex
"Carrier Princess) at an agreed price of $6.0Q each plus tax.
intendent
(*§*) Form 102-R
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Date       VANCOUVER,   6 July 1978 File:   604
From        M.W.  Holland
To       J. Dale
Telephone Supervisor
Granville Square
Vancouver
Will you kindly arrange to have the intercom fixed on
Mr. J»D. Finnie's telephone, 665-3176, as it is not in
working order.
-"■/'f)   Form 102-R
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Manager, B.C.C.S.S.
GP
V 8C Coast Steamship Service
Pier "8", Vancouver, BC   V6C2R3
Tel (604) 665-3135, Telex 04-507684
//Holland
'.Reid
■ Manager
July 6th, 1978
File: T-78-30-171
Doman Marpole Transport Ltd.
1275 Vulcan Way
Richmond, B.C.
Attention: Mr. Lawrence Valiers
Dear Sir:
As per our telephone conversation of this date, I am returning
the attached original copy of your letter dated June 30th, 1978.
I would appreciate it if you would confirm to me the final outcome of any arrangements made with Mr. Reg Derr of Capital Freight-
ways as I am anxious to have an equitable settlement made on
this damage.
Yours very truly,
Manager, B.C.C.S.S.
AJM:gg
Enclosure CPRail
Date      VANCOUVER, July 6, 1978
From      M.W. Holland
To      Investigator K. Wright
c/o Purser
PRINCESS OF VANCOUVER
File:  164
In connection with the incident on the "Princess of Vancouver",
Vancouver to Nanaimo, 12:30 p.m. sailing on July 4, 1978, when
a large plate glass window on the starboard side of the Sunroom
was broken by a group of youths playing soccer.
As agreed by Mr. Reid, Assistant Manager this Department, we
are prepared to accept re-imbursement in the amount of $130,00
to cover the cost of the broken window.  No additional charge
will be made for labour.
I understand that you will be able to recover this amount from
the escort of the group, Mr. Radakovich.  If payment is to be
made by cheque or money order, it should be made out to Canadian
Pacific Limited.
Manager, B.C.C.S.S.
HLH/jb
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' Manager
BC Coast Steamship Service
Pier "B", Vancouver, BC   V6C 2R3
Tel (604)665-3135, Telex 04-507684
mil
July 6, 1978
File: T-78-10
Ms. S. P. Roundy
North West Travel
Chateau Towers
1920 Broad Street
Regina, Saskatchewan
S4P 1X9
Dear Ms. Roundy:
I was pleased to note from your letter of June 27 the opening
of your new office in Regina. We at Canadian Pacific Alaska
cruises wish yoix much success with your new business venture.
I feel the Regina area has the potential travelling public to
support an additional agency in your local area.
Enclosed you will receive a supply of our current "Princess
Patricia" brochures. I trust these will be of great use to
you.
If I may be of assistance in the future, please contact me
at (604) 665-3194. collect.
Yours truly,
Richard D. Pelley
Sales Representative
.u. Li. C. o. o.
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Enclosures
si BC Coast Steamship Service
Pier "8", Vancouver, BC    V6C 2R3
Tel(604)665-3135, Telex04-507684
■W Holland
:■ ager
R Reid
: Manager
July 6, 1978
File: T-78-10
Mr. Gary Stewart, President
Stewart Travel Services Ltd.
239 Charlotte Street
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 2V2
Dear Mr. Stewart:
We were extremely happy to hear from Stewart Travel Services
again. I have heard that your "Travel Fair 78" was very successful.. Because of your tremendous success, I am eager to
participate.
At this time our attendance cannot be confirmed. As you are
aware, "Princess Patricia" is sailing in her final season of
Alaska cruises, and a decision for our 1979 season is forthcoming. When we have a definite answer, I will make a point
of contacting you to advise whether we will or will not be
joining your "Travel Fair 79."
Thank you again for considering Canadian Pacific Alaska cruises
as a participant. Looking forward to speaking to you soon.
Yours truly,
Richard D. Pelley
Sales Representative
b. C. C v_>. o.
RDP:gg
P. S. The representative for your area is Mrs. Lynda Breton
in our Montreal office. A copy of your letter and my reply
will be forwarded to her for her information.
cc: Mrs. Lynda Breton, Montreal
J .'anager
BC Coast Steamship Service
Pier "8", Vancouver, BC   V6C 2R3
Tel(604)665-3135, Telex04-507684
W Holland
nager
SReW July 5th, 1978
File: T-78-30-181
Inter-City Express
2655 Dollarton Highway
North Vancouver, B. C.
V7H IBI
Attention: Mr. A. C. Hayes
Dear Sir:
I have received your letter of June 28th, 1978 regarding
alleged damage to your flatdeck trailer ICX 544 on or about
June 27th, 1978.
Our records indicate that damage vras not due to handling by
any of our staff. An inspection of the unit prior to removal
from our lot on June 27th, 1978 indicates that damage was
the result of a mechanical problem. Our inspection report
shows a split in the lower crossbrace coupled with the heavy
loads carried on this unit contributed to the other cross-
brace slowly giving way. As a result, the leg did not have
adequate support. Further, the fact that shiny metal was
not obvious suggests that damage occurred well before being
loaded on our vessel.
Under the circumstances, I regret that your claim cannot be
given further consideration.
Yours very truly,
Manager, B. C. C. S. S.
AJM:gg CPRail
Internal Correspondence
Date    VANCOUVER, July 6, 1978
From    A, N. Cairns
To    Master, "Carrier Princess"
File: 577
(x|g) Form 102-R
Work by Dolphin Pile Driving vail commence on Monday, July 10,
1978 to reposition anchors and relocate the floating dolphin
at Swartz Bay.
Vessels are advised to move with caution in the vicinity of
the float until work is completed.
Marine Superintendent
B. C. L. o. S.
ANC:gg
cc: Master, "Trailer Princess"
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ternai Correspondence
Date     Vancouver» B.C.,  July 5,   1978
From    W.W.  Hocking
To     Mr. H.S. Harriman
Manager, Revenue Accounting
Montreal, P.Q.
Further to my letter of July 4th, your file PD-B/5-1 regarding
Truck and Trailer revenue for June 1978.
The following movements should be credited to Miscellaneous
Revenue for the Trailer Princess and Carrier Princess.
June 3
Swartz Bay - New Westminister
$ 2,700 (T.P.)
June 17
June 19
This revenue was reported by the Vancouver
Wharf Ticket Agent in May.
Cross Harbour - Lube Oil Truck 900 (C.P.)
Cross Harbour - Lube Oil Truck 900 (T.P.)
Accountant
JD*0»L«aO_.Oa
:*»Form 102-R BC Coast Steamship Service
Pier "8", Vancouver, BC    V6C2R3
Tel(604)665-3135, Telex04-507684
'/Holland 5 July  1978.
'Reid Eile Ho.    T-78-10
Mr. Tom Hitter
Superintendent
Gia.cX.nr Bay National Monument
P.O.  Box 1089
June.au, Alaska 9.9801.
Dear Mr. PJUXeri
Thank you lor your letter and attac.hme.nt6 dated 27 June, 1978.
Enclosed lor your use please lind photostats ol the. "Princess
Patricia's" tog lor the. sailings completed.    On each Successive
trJjp copy ol tog will be. lorwarded to you.
Additionally l-Lnd lact sheet on the. Engine, Room ol the. "Patricia."
While. 16' dralt ts shown, due, to luel consumption the. vessel Mill
have, slightly less dralt by the. time. she. reached Gla.cA.eA Bay.
Prop blades read V3" below keel, and are ol brass.    Main propulsion
shalts measure 29' 8-9/32", 14%' diameter and are ol mild steel.
ShaltA lead into main propulsion motors, turning on babbit bearings.
135 P.P.M. speed equals approximately 11-13 knots.
Aside Irom operating machinery shown on the diagram, air conditioning units could be in service, together with galley ranges, stoves,
etc., and Bridge radar, deptli sounders, etc., and ol course, P.A.
equipment which is audible on deck.
Should you require additional inlormation or clarilication, please
phone me collect,[604} 665-2502, and remember that lamous sea
saying - "Every turn ol the scrm brings me closer to you!"
With best regards,
R.R.  PEW
Asst. Manager, B.C.C.S.S.
RRR'BB CPRail
Internal Correspondence
Date   VANCOUVER, 5 July 1978. File:  0_104
From   T- King
T0   Mr. D.J. Murray
Terminal Manager
BCCS-Northland Service
Box 241
Kitimat, B.C.
With regard to the painting of the inboard bulwarks of the
"Kemano IV."
Ten gallons of dark red rust-oleum primer will be sent to
Kitimat for this work.
Primer can be applied direct over rust, providing the loose
flakes have been removed.
Paint rollers will do the job, and have therefore ordered
accordingly.  The paint will take 24 hours to dry.
\
Superintendent Engineer
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CPS   CMO  MTL
CPR   BCCSS   VCR
VANCOUVER   5  JULY/78
B D  MARGETTS
MONTREAL  QUE
PR  PAT   1830  ARRIVAL  WRANGELL  4  JULY   EXCELLENT WEATHER  CONDITIONS
ALL  PSGRS   PORT  SIDE   OF  VESSEL   OBSERVING   4  JULY   CELEBRATIONS   CAUSING
PORT LIST AS   SHIP  APPROACHED  DOCK.   EBB   TIDE  SET VESSEL  HEAVILY
AGAINST NORTHWEST  CORNER   OF   DOCK.   TOPS   OF  PILES   CAUGHT  SHELL  PLATING
AND  WINDOWS   IN   THE  WAY   OF  STATEROOMS   227   AND  231   AND  DINING   ROOM
FORWARD  END.   WINDOW  FRAME  SHELL  PLATING  AND  HULL  FRAME  DEEPLY
INDENTED  RUPTURING  WOODWORK   IN   CABIN  227   SHELL  PLATING   CREASED
WINDOW  CRACKED   IN   231   WINDOW  CRACKED   IN   DINING   ROOM.   SHIP'S
WATERTIGHT   INTEGRITY  NOT AFFECTED  BELOW   DATUM.      KIN&AND HOLLAND
PROCEEDING   SKAGWAY  6   JULY   TO ASSESS .DAMAGE  AND  DETERMINE  REQUIREMENTS
FOR  REPAIRS   ON  ARRIVAL  VANCR.   CONSIDERATION  MUST  BE  GIVEN   TO
CANCELLATION  STATEROOM  227.    IT   IS  ANTICIPATED  TEMPORARY  REPAIRS
MAY   BE MADE   IN  VANCR   10   JULY.   WILL  ADVISE  FURTHER   ON   COMPLETION *
CNSIGHT ASSESSMENT  DAMAGE  BY  KING.   PLS   BE  ASSURED  EVERY  EFFORT
HUMANLY  POSSIBLE   TO  MINIMIZE  EFFECT   ON  PSGRS.   NO   INJURIES   PSGRS/CREW
ABOVE  BASED   ON  PRESENT KNOWN   INFORMATION.      1409   ISSUED.      BCC-59 /£
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Internal Correspondence
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Date    VANCOUVER, July 5, 1978
From M» W. Holland
To   0. R. Robison, Vancouver
E. Robinson, Nanaimo
Purser, "Princess of Vancouver"
Purser, "Princess Patricia"
Miss B. C. Thorn
Ms. S. Hendrix, Northland - Vancouver
File: T-78-37
Effective immediately Sterling Travellers Cheques are to
be accepted at $2.03 to the Pound.
Do not accept Sterling Travellers Cheques negotiable only
in Sterling area.
Manager, B. C. C. S. S.
Qgg)   Form 102-R
.
J iW Holland
■'.i-tager
JRReid
Assf Manager
BC Coast Steamship Service
Pier "B", Vancouver, BC    V6C2R3
Tel(604)665-3135, Telex04-507684
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July 5, 1978
File: T-78-10
Ms. Teresa Taylor
Maupintour Travel Service
142 Metro North Shopping Center
169 and Barry Road
Kansas City, MO 64155
U. S. A.
Dear Ms. Taylor:
Thank you for your letter of June 25. It is very good to
hear that our brochures are very popular in your area.
Under separate cover you vail receive a supply of 50 of our
current "Princess Patricia" brochures. I have taken the
liberty of placing you name on our permanent mailing list
so that you may be able to receive our folders on a regular
basis. If, however, your quantities become diminished,
please contact me and I will handle your request.
Yours truly,
Richard D. Pelley
Sales Representative
B. G. C. S» S.
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Enclosures BC Coast Steamship Service
Pier "8", Vancouver, BC    V6C 2R3
Tel(604)665-3135. Telex 04-507684
. Reid
' Manager
July 5, 1978
File:    T-78-10
Ms. Betty Wilson
State of Alaska
Department of Commerce &
Economic Development
Division of Tourism
Pouch E
Juneau, Alaska 99811
Dear Ms. Wilson:
Thank you for your letter of June 26. I am pleased to hear
that our brochures are in popular demand in Juneau.
Under separate cover a supply of 500 copies will be forwarded
to you. If you have need for additional information, please
contact me and I vail oblige.
Yours truly,
Richard D. Pelley
Sales Representative
B. C. C« S. S.
RDP:gg
Enclosures CPRail Wji
Internal Correspondence [^4
Date    VANCOUVER, July 4th, 1978 File: T-78-69 (AVA)
From   N. Cartwright
To   Mr. R. Reid
Re: 1978 AVA Participation
Overall I agree with the comments of Mr. R. Pelley in his letter
to you of June 28th, File T-78-69-AVA. I would however like to
add the following comments:
1. Although CP "Princess Pat" Alaska cruise was an equal partner, decisions were often taken without consultation of CP
participants or contact of CP Management by AVA.
2. Insufficient attention was paid to the travel agent. Only
one shov; in St. Petersburg, Florida was held specifically
for this group. I would recommend that an advance mail-out
of complementary tickets be made to travel agents in show
areas, recommending they bring clients whom they feel may
be potential Alaska visitors.
3. To my knowledge no program has been set up to measure the
result of the AVA's promotion and the sales for each participant as a result of partnership in A.V.A. It would be
interesting to have a measure of the following:
- number of coupon inquiries
- percentage breakdown for specific types of travel to Alaska
- for cruise ship/tour participants a program could be developed whereby the submission of the 1978 season passenger
lists are correlated with all coupon inquiries asking for
cruise information, thereby providing more concrete evidence
of the success of the program and allowing participants to
determine the cost of each sale compared with the cost for
other methods of sale.
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(§2) Form 102-R Mr. R. Reid
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July 4th, 1978
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More attention should be paid to brochure handling, the
condition of equipment used to ship booths and brochures
from location to location, and the choice of sites for
the shows.
Several other participants were using the show to promote
destinations other than Alaska, which I feel should not
be allowed, as it detracts from the message being sold.
Advertising and advance publicity for the AVA shows should
indicate the commercial nature of the show (i.e. participants have an Alaska desination product line to sell).
The cost of participation in AVA in 1978 was $22,300 charged
against advertising and approximately $10,000 to G & A expense,
At this time I am unable to pay if this to' al of $32,300 was
the most cost efficient way to produce sales for the "Pat."
However, I do feel" that in subsequent years, participation in
AVA should be given very serious consideration in order that
we maintain our identification lath Alaska.
Noreen Cartwright
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BC Coast Steamship Service
Pier "B", Vancouver, BC   V6C2R3
Tel(604)665-3135. Telex04-507684
W Holland
wager
HReid
■ Manager
July 5, 1978
File: T--78-10
Ms. Ursula E. Poole, President
PT Travel Ltd.
P.O. Box 8182, Station "F"
Edmonton, Alberta T6J 3T2
Dear Ms. Poole:
I was very pleased to hear from your letter of June 26th of
the opening of your new agency. We at Canadian Pacific Alaska
cruises wish you much sxiccess with your new venture.
Enclosed please find a supply of our current "Princess Patricia"
brochure. As you vail note it outlines schedules, .Sailing
dates, rates, and also general information about our service.
For your information a copy of our commission structure and
group discounts, etc., is attached. I vail place your agency's
name on our permanent mailing list from which you will receive
regular mail-outs of our brochures.
Presently I am the representative for your area, based in Vancouver, which makes it difficult to visit Edmonton; however,
when next in Edmonton I would like to visit you.
If we may be of service at any time, please contact me at (604)
665-3194. collect.
Yours truly,
Richard D. Pelley
Sales Representative
B. C. C. S. S.
RDP:gg
Enclosures
J. BC Coast Steamship Service
Pier"B", Vancouver, BC    V6C2R3
Tel(604)665-3135, Telex04-507684
W Holland
. Reid
■ Manager
July 5, 1978
File:    T-78-10
Ms. Paulette J. Lloyd
Dailey Travel Agency (Kingston) Inc.
212 Princess Street
Kingston, Ontario K7L 1B2
Dear Ms. Lloyd:
Thank you very much for your inquiry about Canadian Pacific
Alaska cruises. Under separate cover you will receive 100
copies of our "Princess Patricia" brochure for the current
season.
I will place your agency's name on our permanent mailing
list from which you will receive regular mail-outs of our
brochures.
If I may be of assistance to you at any time, please contact
me at (604) 665-3194, collect.
Yours truly,
Richard D. Pelley
Sales Representative
B» C. C. S. S.
RDP:gg
Enclosures -■_^-^_^t|^W;._r.^^.;-_j-^i-^i.--M^-i^^
CPRail
Internal Correspondence
Date   VANCOUVER, July 4th, 1978 File:    I-lOO
From  A. J. McPherson
To  Memorandum
Mr. M. W. Holland
Re. Attached Memo, Liability Insurance, K. V.. Higgs
In conversation with Boyd Crosby of Marsh & MacLennan I learned
that he was approached by the Underwriters for Mr. K. W. Higgs
on Friday, June 30th, 1978 to determine his feelings on having
us sign such a release..
Contrary to Mr. Higgs* statement, this is not "a standard release in the industry." Further, it has the effect of waiving
any legal rights of recovery we may have against Island Sea-
Marine Ltd. should there be an accident. It is not possible
for us to waive legal rights of subrogation without the express
consent of our underwriters, and such consent would likely
increase our quoted rate.
Such a release would be of advantage only to Mr. Higgs, as it
would result in a lower rate quotation to him.
Perhaps one of the more important matters at this juncture is
to obtain copies of the insurance policies from Mr. Higgs
covering the following';:
i)   Hull and Machinery;
ii)  Protective and Indemnity;
iii) Pollution Coveragej
iv)  Towboat Liability (coverage held covering barge,
etc. under tow).
(gp Form 102-R
.../2
B Memorandum
- 2 -
July 4th, 1978
If we are to charter his tug, I believe we have a legal right
to these documents. If he should not have sufficient coverage,
it is probable that we would be held jointly and severally
liable for any damage, etcetera, caused by his vessel. As an
example, the present P. and I. coverage oft this vessel is only
$1 million, while our vessels have P. and I. of $210 per gross
registered ton (ranges from $63,000 to $518,000) plus an additional P. and I. of $3.25 million. It is believed (but not
verified) that in the event of pollution, Mr. Higgs* policy
(thought to be under the Water Quality Syndicate) would only
provide $1 million coverage, while ours is presently at $60
million under the Standard Club.
In effect, for any coverage Mr. Higgs has that does, not meet
our standards, it would be our responsibility to provide coverage
acceptable to our underwriters.
If you can obtain the policy copies as mentioned above, Mr.
Boyd Crosby of Marsh and MacLennan is most anxious to review
them and offer us an appraisal of the coverage provided therein.
We cannot legally increase the underwriters' risk without
notifying them and without copies of Mr. Higgs' coverage we
cannot estimate if the risk has been increased. If Mr. Higgs
wishes, he can delete any rate quotations, showing his cost
for the coverage, prior to giving the copies to us.
Departmental Analyst
AJM:gg
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Internal Correspondence
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Date       VANCOUVER, July 5, 1978
From      M.W. Holland
To      Mr. N.D. Mullins
Law Department
Vancouver
File:  494297
Re:  W.E. BLAND, #494297, S.I.N. 705-501-732,
Roll 958, deceased June 2,   1978	
Enclosed herewith is completed Declaration by Mrs. A.R. Bland
with regard to the above mentioned.
Manager, B.C.C.S.S.
JB
C.rS) Form 102-R TELEX
VANCOUVER,  B.C.,  4 JULY 1978
File:     78.ALA.521.G.
B.D.   MARGETTS
MONTREAL,  QUE.
HOTEL VANCOUVER CONFIRMS  SINGLE MRS  . M J GALLIGAN FROM ARRIVAL CANADIAN FORENOON
JULY 9 ONE NIGHT STOP HAVE REQUESTED SPECIAL ATTENTION STOP EITHER MR HOLLAND
OR I WILL MEET MRS GALLIGAN AND TRANSFER TO HOTEL. BCC-55
R.R.   REID
ASST.   MGR.,   BCCSS
RRR'BB
I Manager
PLS. INIT'A^, & PASS
Asst. Mgr.
Marine Supt.
Supt. Engr.
Asst. Supt Engr.
Catering Supt.
Terminate Supt.
Deptl. Analyst '
Office Mgir
Accoun.V0"'
Sales Repr.     _
/Igr. Trirtt/feales
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TE&EX
VANCOUVER, B.C., 4 JULY 1978
B.D. MARGETTS
MONTREAL, QUE.
NORTHLAND FURY SOUTHBOUND ENCOUNTERED PROBLEMS 2 JULY WITH NO 6 CYLINDER HEAD
WHEN STUD SHEARED RESULTING IN LOSS OF WATER AT APPROX RATE OF 25 GALLONS
PER HOUR. CHARTERED GULF SALLY TO TAKE LAKELSE FROM TOW SOUTH OF SEYMOUR
NARROWS AND MOVE TO WATERFRONT TERMINAL FOR SCHEDULED OFFLOADING 3 JULY. FURY
PROCEEDED AT REDUCED SPEED ARRIVING NORTHLAND TERMINAL 1600 JULY 3. FURY
WITHDRAWN ONE WEEK FOR MAINTENANCE. OCEAN PRINCE DEPARTS 1800 SCHEDULE THIS DATE.
ISLAND COMMANDER MAINTAINING GOOD SCHEDULE AND WILL TAKE FRIDAY TRIP 7 JULY. BCC-54
M.W. HOLLAND
MANAGER, BCCSS
MWH'BB
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v;p •
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_ TELEX                           VANCOUVER, B.C., 4 JULY 1978.
File:  78.ALA.521.G.
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B.D. MARGETTS
MONTREAL, QUE.                                          ' '^ :       ""
FURTHER MRS GALLIGAN. SUGGEST USE COT M/M CAMPBELL'S RM NB AND USE -
UPPER 153 SB BEST TO DATE AND WILL CONTINUE WATCH FOR IMPROVEMENT STOP
CONFIRM RATE YOU WISH SOLD ALSO NEED TO KNOW MEAL SITTING REQUIRED FOR
ADVICE TO SHIP TO PROTECT M/M CAMPBELL AND GALLIGAN.   BCC-53
R.R. REID
ASST.. MGR. , BCCSS -
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Internal Correspondence          Pile T 78 _ 55
IS
Date
Vancouver, B.C. July 4, 1978
From
W.W. Hocking
To
Mr. H.S. Harriman
Manager, Revenue Accounting
-
Montreal, P.Q.
Your file : PD-B/5-1
Allocation of the above revenues to "Trucks & Trailers" for the
month of June 1978.
There were 22 unaccompanied autos carried on the Vaneouver-Nanaimo
run and they should be credited to "Drive-On Autos" for the Princess
of Vancouver in the amount of $ 550.
Revenue credited to "Trucks and Trailers" is as follows:
Vancouver-Nanaimo Car Ferry ( of Vancouver)          56%
Other Vessels
Carrier Princess                           9%
Seaspan Doris                             55%    44%
100%
The Swartz Bay route carried 64 unaccompanied autos for a credit
of $ 1968 to "Drive-On Autos".
Seaspan Doris also performed on the Vancouver-^-elsey Bay-Elk Falls-
Beaver Cove service, June 3/4, lO/ll, 17/18, 24/25. Included were
36 unaccompanied autos for a total credit of %  3732 to "Drive-On Autos,
It
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Accountant
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CJg)Form 102-R Internal Correspondence
File: T 78 - 35
Dafe Vancouver, B.C. , July 4, 1978
From   W.W. Hocking
To   Mr. H.S. Harriman
Manager, Revenue Accounting
Montreal, P.Q.
Your file: AF 700201
Employment of vessels and car ferry for the month of June 1978
are as follows:
Princess of Vancouver
Carrier Princess
Trailer Princess
June 1-30
June 1-3, 5-9, 12-17, 19-24, 26-30
June 10
Box car carryings on the Vane ouver-Nanaimo route were as follows:
LOADS    EMPTIES(inc O.C.S.) TOTAL
Princess of Vancouver 471      292 763
Carrier Princess 392       380 772
Trailer Princess 20       10 30
883
682
1,565
Box car carryings on the Vancouver-Elk Falls (Dunc-Ui Bay) portion
of the Beaver Cove service were 14 loads, 16 empties, for a total
of 30.
E) Form 102-R
Accountant
iJ.C.L-.D.b. CPRail
Date  VANCOUVER, 4 July 1978.
From  B.H. Bussell
j0  Memorandum
Mr. M.W. Holland
LONG SERVICE PASSES
Reference our conversation.
B.C. Coast Long Service passes, good for all ports except Alaska,
are issued after 10 years BCCSS service.
When Rail employees have been transferred to BCCSS, Rail Long
Service Passes have been lifted and replaced by BCCSS Long Service
Passes.  If BCCSS employees wish to travel by rail they must
apply for trip pass.  One trip pass will be allowed each year
across the system, or several trip passes, depending on the distance
to be travelled.  In other words, they are allowed mileage from
Vancouver to Saint John and return, in one year.
Rail employees are only allowed half-rate orders on BCCSS.
Rail Long Service Passes are issued to Rail employees for 10 years
(applicable Region), 15 years (Pacific & Prairie Regions, or as
applicable) and 20 years (All Lines).
■^^e
Secretary
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Form 102-R . -,..._: .___.,■._.._ *
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BC Coast Steamship Service
Pier "6", Vancouver, BC   V6C 2R3
Tel(604)665-3135, Telex04-507684
1W Holland
"■yager
hRFteid
'.'.... Manager
July 4, 1978
File: T-78-10
Liberty House Travel
1450 Alamoana^Boulevard
Honolulu, Hawaii 9681/+
U. S. A.
Dear Sir or Madam:
Re: "Princess Patricia" July 2nd Sailing - Your Clients
Mr. and Mrs. Robt Bennett	
Mr. and Mrs. Bennett, having finished a very enjoyable cruise
with us, have requested through the Purser, Mr. Harry Burchill,
to have a supply of "Princess Patricia" menus as a memento of
their trip.
Would you be so kind as to forward the enclosed to Mrs. Bennett
at your convenience. I thank you very much for your assistance
in this matter.
We are looking forward to having clients of yours travel with
us again soon.
Yours truly,
Richard D. Pelley
Sales Representative
b. 0. C. o. __>.
RDP:gg
Enclosures I WHolland
■•ager
RReid
',,' Manager
BC Coast Steamship Service
Pier "B", Vancouver, BC   V6C 2R3
Tel (604)665-3135, Telex04-507684
July 4, 1978
File: T-78-40
Ms. Cristi D. Tweedy
747 Highland Drive #8
Medford, Oregon 97501
U. S. A.
Dear Ms. Tweedy:
This vail acknowledge receipt of your letter of June 20, 1978,
regarding employment on our cruise vessel, the "Princess
Patricia."
We are strictly a coastal operation, and in accordance with
the Shipping Act we can hire only Canadian citizens or Landed
Immigrants.
Sorry we cannot be of more assistance, but thank you for your
interest in Canadian Pacific.
Yours very truly,
Manager, B. C. C. S. S.
gg BC Coast Steamship Service
Pier'S",Vancouver,BC   V6C2R3
Tel(604)665-3135. Telex04-507684
€P Rail
'Holland
Reid
Manager
July 4, 1978
File:  239
Monroe Calculator Co.
32 W. 2nd Avenue
Vancouver, B.C.
V5Y 1B3
Dear Sirs:
Enclosed is Maintenance Agreement, duly signed, to cover
Monroe calculator model 1405, serial #E085581, which is
in use in this office.
Presume you will forward us a completed copy of the Agreement
for our files.
Yours truly,
Manager, B.C.C.S.S.
HLH/jb CPRail
Internal Correspondence
Date       VANCOUVER, July 4, 1978
From       H.L. Hudson
To       Mrs. J. Dale
Telephone Supv.
Vancouver
File:  604
Kindly arrange for telephone number 3139 to have an intercom
connected to its extension in Mr. W.W. Hocking's office.
Thank you.
Office Manager
B.C.C.S.S.
HLH/jb
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CPRail
DatQ   VANCOUVER, 31 August 1978.
From  R-R- Reid
j0   Chief Steward
"Princess Patricia"
File:   78.ALA.521.M.
Mr. T.D. McGee, related to Mr. Keith Campbell, Vice-President
and Senior Executive Officer of CP Rail, accompanied by Mrs.
McGee, will occupy Cabin 216 on the September 12th cruise
round trip.
It will be appreciated if you will accord special attention to
Mr. and Mrs. McGee en route the cruise, arranging for a bottle
of chilled champagne to be available in their cabin upon embarkation. ,
Under separate cover, request for second meal sitting at a table
for four has been sent to you.
IForm 102-R
Asst. Manager, B.C.C.S.S.
RRR'BB
cc.  Purser, "Princess Patricia" - Kindly note above.  Please
offer every assistance en route.
Master, "Princess Patricia" - For your information.
Mr. B.D. Margetts - Various conversations exchanged regarding
Mr. & Mrs. McGee.
Asst. Manager, B.C.C.S.S, Internal Correspondence
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Date    VANCOUVER,   31 August  1978.
From    R.R.  Reid
To    Mr.   C.A.  Aitken
Vancouver,  B.C.
File:  106
Attached please find Johnston contracts, together with copy of
letter of instruction from Mr. W.F. Murray.
Please finalize.
Asst. Manager, B.C.C.S.S.
RRR'BB
(__.OFo.rn 102A-R *Rail
Internal Correspondence
Date  VANCOUVER, August 31.   1978
From  A.N# cairns
To   Mr. M.W. Holland
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McPhelan, Inland Cement, phoned to advise Dust Collector equipment being fitted at Tilbury to preclude our need to alter
barge equipment other than extending filling pipe to both sides
of Northland Transporter. Inland propose ending bag cement at
Barriburton January 1979 and wish to discuss means of handling
bags other than present methods, i.e. to eliminate palletizing
on deck and perhaps utilizing flat deck semi-trailer.
Will meet with McPhelan in October-November to further discuss
situation.
Marine Superintendent
B.C.C.S.S.
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fiOForrn 102-R CPRail
internal
ence
Date  VANCOUVER, August 31, 1978 File: 78.REF.274
From  M.W. Holland
7o Mr. S. McLeod
Ticket Clerk
CP Rail
New Westminster, B.C.
Ret Attached Refund Application, Mr, F...Willoughby
Would you please complete "Statement of Selling Agent" portion
as required.
Would you also advise if either of these tickets have been refunded directly at your office. If not, would you please
bulletin, them as lost and not to be refunded.
Manager
JJ.O.U.O.b.
AJM:gg
bcc: Mr. E. Robinson
Nanaimo Terminal
Mr. 0. .Robison
Vancouver Wharf Ticket Office
;.:'r: Would you please advise if tickets BCS5xlO's Nos. 485893
and 485897 have been refunded at your office. Tickets "
should-'be bulletined as lost and not available for refund.
fix ~.Form 102-R
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Date VANCOUVER, 31 August 1978
From   M.W. Holland
To   w.R. Jones
Montreal
Re: Period 15 Wage Check Loss by Employee J.W. McCowatt
494224 Roll No. 956 	
As per telephone conversation August 30 returned herewith is
original period 15 wage cheque together with declaration form
and receipt form 599 (not completed as per your request).
Manager
£>.(_>.L.O.O.
JB:gg
Enclosure
»Form 102-R BC Coast Steamship Service
Pier "B", Vancouver, BC   V6C2R3
Tel(604)665-3135, Telex 04-507684
CP Rail
W Holland
inager
R Reid
St. Manager
August 31, 1978
File:    T-78-134
c/o Gloria
Bon Tour Travel
111 Lacienega Boulevard
Beverly Hills,  CA    90210
U.S.A.
Dear Gloria:
d
We are returning under separate cover two wall plaques left
behind in Room 140 on the "Princess Patricia" Alaska cruise
after the June 8th sailing.
We received a letter from Travalaska Tours in Seattle stating
that they belong to Mrs. Wolk and Mrs. Horsburg. Travalaska
instructed us to send these articles to you and you would
reforward them.
Thank you for your attention to this matter.
Yours truly,
Manager
B.L.L.S.o.
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Date VANCOUVER, August 31, 1978
From  T. King
To Mr. M.W. Holland
Attached are two estimates for re-roofing by use of 4-ply tar
and gravel.for. our Northland north-bound shed.
The complete renewal of roof covering has been quoted due to
the fact that local leakage would be almost impossible to find
being that any leakage at the top end would track between roof
and covering until it eventually found its way through a roof
structure perforation.
Superintendent Engineer
H.L.C.o.o.
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Attachments
L'OForm 102-R CPRail
Internal Correspondence
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Date      VANCOUVER, August 31,  1978
From      H.L. Hudson
To  Mr. B.R. Dickson
City Ticket Agent
CP Rail Palliser Square
Calgary, Alberta
T2P 2S7
File: T-78-134
We are enclosing a pair of red shoes left behind in Room 411
of the May 31st sailing of the "Princess Patricia," by a Mr.
and Mrs. 0. Sabo.
As per telephone conversation in early August, please re-
forward them to the owner.
Office Manager
B.C.C.S.S.
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Enclosure
.'OForm 102-R
■ i---.PfC3_.MryT MW Holland
'■■'anager
R R Reid
4ss! Manager
BC Coast Steamship Service
Pier "B", Vancouver, BC   V6C2R3
Tel (604)665-3135. Telex 04-507684
File: 78.REF.137
August 31st, 1978
Mr. R.W. Thall
1003 Ruby Street
Redwood City, CA
U.S.A.
94061
Dear Mr. Thall:
I have received your memo of August 17th, 1978 stating money
order M2032848 issued to you on June 27th, 1978 is lost.
We are presently checking to determine final disposition on
the above money but would appreciate some information from
you. Would you please advise if you received this money order in the mail and then lost it or if it reached you at
all?
As you can appreciate, when items such as money orders are
"lost" it is a time consuming operation to trace them and
reissue replacements. Therefore, I would appreciate receiving
a reply to the above at your earliest convenience.
Yours very truly,
Manager
__>.CC5»S.
AJM:gg CPRail
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Date   VANCOUVER, August 31st,  1978
From   M.W. Holland
To   Mr. P.E. LeFeuvre
Assistant Treasurer, Banking
Toronto, Ontario
File: 78.REF.137
One June 27th, 1978 C.I.B.C. money order No. M2032848 was issued
from this agency (51085) in favour of:
Mr. R.W. Thall
1003 Ruby Street
Redwood City, CA 9406l
U.S.A.
Money order was in the amount of $27.69 Canadian Funds;
We have been advised by Mr. Thall that he has not received this
cheque. Therefore, would you please confirm if money order has
been cashed. If it has, we would appreciate receiving a photocopy of money order showing signature, etc. Alternatively, if
it has not been "cashed, would you please arrange for a "Stop
Payment" so that we can issue a draft to Mr. Thall.
Manager
B.C.C.S.S.
AJM:gg
> ~)Form 102-R M W Holland
Manager
R R Reid
Asst Manager
BC Coast Steamship Service
Pier "B", Vancouver, BC   V6C 2R3
Tel (604)665-3135. Telex04-507684
August 31, 1978
File:    T-78-134
Mrs. Edward T. Renouf
3074 St. Sulpice Road
Montreal, Quebec
H3H 1B5 ;
Dear Mrs. Renouf:
We are returning to you under separate cover the glasses you
left behind in Room 220 of the "Princess Patricia" after the
June 24th sailing.
We trust this proves satisfactory.
Yours truly,
Manager
-D.L.C.O.Sa
gg MW Holland
'.'an age r
RRReid
•'.ssr Manager
BC Coast Steamship Service
Pier^'B",Vancouver,BC   V6C2R3
Tel(604)665-3135, Telex04-507684
k,PR
August 31, 1978
File: T-78-134
Mr. H. Gaylord
7260 Jacaranda Lane
Miami Lake, Florida 33014
U.S.A.
Dear Mr. Gaylord:
We are returning to you under separate cover the silver
flashlight you left behind in Room 415 of the June 24th
sailing of the "Princess Patricia" Alaska cruise.
We trust this proves satisfactory.
Yours truly,
Manager
-t-.l_>.(_*.S.S.
gg MW Holland
Manager
RRReid
Ass. Manager
■■■■■
BC Coast Steamship Service
Pier "B", Vancouver, BC   V6C 2R3
Tel(604)665-3135, Telex04-507684
August 31, 1978
File: T-78-134
Mrs. Robert H. Thomas
I653 - 105th S.E.
Bellevue, WA 98004
U.S.A.
Dear Mrs. Thomas:
We are returning to you under separate cover the glasses you
left behind on your August 17th trip on the "Princess of Vancouver" from Nanaimo to Vancouver.
We trust this proves satisfactory to you.
Yours truly,
Manager
B.CC.o.S.
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internal Correspondence
Date    VANCOUVER, 30 August 1978. File:  343
From    J.W. McCowatt
To Mr. W.D. Scott
Incan Superior Ltd.
Thunder Bay, Ont.
SUBJECT: MS "INCAN SUPERIOR"
With reference to your letter of 13 August, in which it is
noted that these parts were cancelled.
I am in agreement with same, as General Motors Parts Department
was advised not to ship these items.  This was discussed at a
later time with Mr. A. Logie of their Parts Department.  Original
cancellation was on 27 March 1978.
It is suggested that you write to G.M. and advise them not to
ship collect, as these parts will not be accepted by us and they
will needlessly incur additional shipping charges.
___.
.Form 102-R
Asst.   Supt.   Engineer
JWM'BB
■ ■:..- -  ■       .    . ■ ■       . ■■..■ TELEX
VANCOUVER, B.C., 30 AUG./78
_   File: AGR.3.BRAC.S.
P.I. GEORGES
MONTREAL, QUE. ;';    .:   :     ' ■ .--'  ' •-'•
EXCHANGES. BCC-45PLS CORRECT LAST PARAGRAPH TO READ QUOTE ADDITIONALLY
WELCH STATES .WILL PROBABLY STAND BY RAILWAY AGREEMENT FOR ANY VACATION
•-;'■„ ■-. . • ..-RAIL-;:' :.'.:■.',.:./-_..,: ""---V. ■ ■ .   ','-.■■''
IMPROVEMENTS IN/FUTURE NEGOTIATIONS UNQUOTE  BCC-49
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Internal Correspondence
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Date    VANCOUVER, 30 August 1978.
From    M.W. Holland
To    Memorandum for File
Spoke with Walter Wright p.m. 29 August, regarding piles at
Kemano which were broken in early August by "Squamish Warrior."
He advises that 17 piles in total were knocked out and that
while nine were in a dilapidated condition, eight were creo-
soted piles which had been placed approximately four years ago.
Alcan are holding us responsible for the eight piles, plus
104' of fender log at an estimated total cost of $8,000.00.
Alcan will be undertaking work on their own facilities in
October, and it has been suggested that the replacement of the
piles be undertaken at that time, which will result in a reduced
overall cost.
In the interim, Mr. Wright has recommended, and I have given
authority, for a survey to complete an on-the-spot examination
of the damage.
There is a $1,000.00 deductible on our insurance on this incident.
Manager, B.C.C.S.S.
MWH'BB
cc.  Mr. A.N. Cairns - Would you kindly keep fully advised of
this situation.
Mr. C.A. Aitken
Mr. T. King
Mr. D.J. Murray, Kitimat.
Mr.W. Wright
Mr. D. Hall
)Form 102-R
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Date   VANCOUVER, /30 August 1978.
From   M.W. Holland
To   Memorandum
Mr. A.N. Cairns
File:  T-78-67
Attached is a proposal prepared by Mr. J.D. Finnie affecting
the scheduling of BCCS vessels.
You are requested to review the proposal and to provide me
with your comments on any result the proposed schedule would
have on our operations affecting manning, fuel consumption,
etc.
L.
JForm 102-R
Manager,  B.C.C.S.S.
MWH'BB
-
■     . TELEX
VANCOUVER, B.C.,-30 AUG./78
~ .File:  508
A. MCDERMOTT  •' 05-268621
MONTREAL, QUE.  :. ":    ....
THANKS FOR YOUR ADVICE RE PATRICIA WATER POLLUTION.  BCC-44
Ri'Ry REID      ;.
ASST. MGR., BCCSS
RRR'BB        -  .;
^Sa#__SSg
/At
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^ CANADIAN     PACIFIC     LIMITED
British Columbia Coast Steamship Service
OPORD     - #78-15 DATE: 30 AUGUST 1978
DISTRIBUTION - GROUPS 1 & 3     FILE: 163
SUBJECT   - LABOUR DAY HOLIDAY SCHEDULES
1. "PRINCESS OF VANCOUVER" WILL OPERATE IN REGULAR
SCHEDULE.
2. "CARRIER PRINCESS" WILL NOT OPERATE FROM 0600
ARRIVAL EX SWARTZ BAY SATURDAY, 2 SEPTEMBER,
UNTIL 0800 TUESDAY, 5 SEPTEMBER, RESUMING
NORMAL SCHEDULE THAT DATE.
3. "TRAILER PRINCESS" WILL NOT OPERATE FROM 1500
ARRIVAL LX NANAIMO SATURDAY, 2 SEPTEMBER, UNTIL
2000 TUESDAY, 5 SEPTEMBER. CANADIAN     PACIFIC     LIMITED
British Columbia Coast Steamship Service
OPORD     - #78-14 DATE: 30 August 1978.
DISTRIBUTION - GROUPS 1, 2 & 3    FILE: 163
SUBJECT   - "PRINCESS OF VANCOUVER" SCHEDULE
COMMENCING SUNDAY 10 SEPTEMBER 1978, CONTINUING UNTIL
FURTHER NOTICE, THE "PRINCESS OF VANCOUVER" WILL"LAY
OVER" FOR ENGINE MAINTENANCE EACH SUNDAY FROM 0230
ARRIVAL AT VANCOUVER UNTIL 1230 SAILING SAME DAY. . fftOn BTrWiftWnaMftWMM. U
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ternal Correspondence
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Date   VANCOUVER, 30 August 1978 File: T-78-40
From   H.L. Hudson
To   w.H. Clark
Dear Bill:
This is a tough one requiring a lengthy explanation but suggest
he first make up his rrdnd whether his interests fall into the
categories of deck, engineroom, or steward's department; also,
whether he is interested In a "ratings" position or would seek
a career as an officer.
It should be pointed out that this company does not train seamen (few companies do!), but that we obtain qualified personnel
through unions with whom we have Agreements. The unions themselves will not accept for membership anyone who is not qualified
to perform specific duties.
It is noted that this particular person lives inland and if he
really feels the call of the sea, he should come to the coast
or go to some other waterway and "muck about with boats" (as
they say in "Jolly Old —") and thereby gain some experience,
which may prove useful in getting him into the necessary union.
He should also go to the local library where he will find books
on many marine subjects, such as navigation, marine engines,
handling lines, etc.
The Steward's Department you know about, of course, and that
the§§ are the only people we hire "direct," but becoming a \
steward may not be what he wants and will not give him any
experience acceptable to the deck and engineroom unions. We
are not likely to want any more porters this year, and we very
seldom hire "sight unseen,"
.../2
)Form 102-R
,..■«--,--5^^^^^-... -;«-. ■ .-, - -.„.-—. .—    - ...^™—,~™-_, . -j^—r- Mr, W.H, Clark
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August 30, 1978
Sorry I cannot be more helpful but trust you can pick something.out of this letter that will enable you to reply.
Yours truly,
Office Manager
c.G.O.o.o.
HLH:gg ...   ... _________________
CPRail
internal Correspondence
Date    VANCOUVER, August 29th,  1978 File:    100
From   M.W. Holland
To    Mr, A, Sabourin
Manager, Disbursement Accounting
Windsor Station
Montreal, P.Q,
Subject: U.S. Funds D.O.T.'s; Mr. P.E. LeFeuvre's
 File? B 09-03-08 of August 18th. 1978
In the fourth paragraph of MT, LeFeuvre's letter (copy attached) we are advised to request U.S. Funds D.O.T.'s (if
required) through your office.
During the period February 1978 to August 17th, 1978 inclusive, we have had occasion to issue 95 U.S. Funds International money orders, with a total value of $14,446.35.
Due to the number of U.S. Funds payments received in this
office (and associated refund requests), it is imperative
that we have a supply on hand. Accordingly, I am requesting
that you make the necessary arrangements with the Assistant
Treasurer, Banking, to meet the requirement. An initial
supply of 25 should meet our immediate needs.
)Form 102-R
Manager
i-i.C.u.o.o.
AJM:gg
Attachment
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/ It. W Holland
.'■ mager
/: R Reid
■ s( Manager
BC Coast Steamship Service
Pier "8", Vancouver, BC   V6C2R3
Tel (604) 665-3135, Telex 04-507684
August 30, 1978
File: X-78-31-10
Mrs. J. Potter
5929 Rumble Street
South Burnaby, B.C.
Dear Mrs. Potter: ,
With reference to damage sustained by your automobile while
waiting in line to board our vessel the "Princess of Vancouver"
on August 25, 1978.
I am sorry to hear of the accident, and I hasten to advise you
to report this to I.C,B,C, immediately as this Company is not
in any way responsible for what occurred.
Yours truly,
Manager
B«C,C,_3,S,
HLH:gg BC Coast Steamship Service
Pier "B", Vancouver, BC   V6C 2R3
Tel(604)665-3135, Telex04-507684
MW Holland
Manager
RRReid
Asst Manager
File: L-200
August 30, 1978
Mr. Allan H. Portigal, Director
Research and Planning Branch
Ministry of Labour
Parliament Buildings
Victoria, B.C.
V8V 1X4
Dear Sir:
Northland Shipping have forwarded to this office three letters from you requesting copies of the Collective Agreement
between them and the following:
Canadian Brotherhood of Railway, Transport and
General Workers
Canadian Merchant Guild, Inc.
Seafarer's International Union
On January 1, 1978 this Department of C.P. Rail took over
the affairs of Northland and labour contracts with these
three organizations are presently being negotiated.
When these have been successfully completed copies of the
new agreements will be sent to you, as requested.
Yours truly,
Manager
B.C.C.S.S.
HLH:gg --^*****^M&-^^ ....
internal Correspondence
Date VANCOUVER, August 30, 1978
From
File: 508
To
M.W. Holland
Master, "Princess Patricia"
Chief Engineer, "Princess Patricia"
Oil Pollution in U.S. Waters
Please be guided by the attached copy of letter dated August 1,
1978 put out be the Standard Steamship Owners' Protection and
Indemnity Association and brought to our attention by dUr Department of Insurance in Montreal.
_!_,
Manager
b.C.C ,_->,<_>.
HBH.gg
Enclosure
)Form 102-R
■ TELEX
VANCOUVER, B.C., 29 AUG./78
N.H. PARHAM    047-89141 _
PRINCE RUPERT, B.C.
T KING ARRIVING PR RUPERT CP FLT 5 at 4:15 DATE PLS RESERVE SGL ROOM
PR RUPERT HOTEL CREST OR BEST^ALSO ARRANGE U-DRIVE AVAILABLE AT AIRPORT
'ON ARRIVAL CONFIRMING SAP    BCC-62
_jr-.«
M.W. HOLLAND
MGR BCCSS
BB
4L-_^ 0^v^_4_>_At.x-c_ BC Coast Steamship Service
Pier"B", Vancouver, BC   V6C 2R3
Tel (604) 665-3135, Telex 04-507684
MW Holland
19 August 1978.
'■'anager
RRReid
Vile Ho.  T-78-10
Assf Manager
Mr.  J. Ostal, President
Tmpala Camping World
10700 Zombie *
Richmond, B.C.
Vear Mr. Ostal:
Since writing to you yesterday we have had a cancellation on
our September 28th sailing ol the "Princess Patricia," ol
Cabin 336, which oilers two lower berths, upper berth, shower
and toilet, and aj> situated alt on the Promenade Veck,  lor
which the rate lor two passengers, including port taxes, is
$1744.00.    Prom the brochure wlvich was enclosed with our
letter yesterday, you will note the location ol the accommodation.
JI you are still interested in travelling to Alaska on the
"Princess Patricia" alter due consideration ol this oiler, will
you kindly advice your acceptance or release ol accommodation.
Pull payment Is required wijthin 10 days ol receipt ol this
oiler.
We sincerely trust we will have the pleasure ol having you on
board this sailing.
Yours very truly,
R.R.  PEW
Asst.  Manager, B.C.C.S.S.
RRR'BB BC Coast Steamship Service
Pier "B", Vancouver, BC   V6C 2R3
Tel(604)665-3135, Telex04-507684
MW Holland
Manager
RRReid
Asst. Manager
.29 August 1978.
File No. 78.529.G.
Mr. Ron Cranfield
Bon Voyage Travel Ltd.
13752 - 104 Avenue
Surrey, B.C.
V3T 1W5
Dear Mr. Cranfield:
Please refer to our letters of 3 April and 17 July.
As payment is long overdue in connection with the Canadian
Merchant Service Guild Officers' trip Nanaimo to Vancouver 2
March, we would appreciate immediate payment to preclude the
necessity of taking further action.
Yours very truly,
R.R. REID
Asst. Manager, B.C.C.S.S.
RRR'BB . ...■ . ■
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Internal Correspondence
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Date   VANCOUVER, August 29,  1978
From   M.W. Holland
To   Mr, V, Jones
File: 240
Your letter requesting status of leased vehicle for the use of
the Northern Sales Representative,
Approval has been received and requisition has been fowarded
to Purchasing Department for handling
In conversation with Keith Carpenter- today, he stated that a
1978 car from stock could be made available sometime in September, whereas, if an order was placed on the factory, they
will deliver a 1979 during the month of October,
I expressed to him that the latter would be your preference,
and he will proceed accordingly.
Manager
n,C/,Cb,o,
HLH:gg
)Form 102-R
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internal Correspondence
IB
Date   VANCOUVER, August 29, 1978 File: T-78-39
From   M#w# Holland
To   0,R, Robison, Vancouver
E, Robinson, Nanaimo
Purser, "Princess of Vancouver"
Purser, "Princess Patricia"
Miss B.C. Thorn
Effective immediately United States Funds to be accepted at
14 percent premium.
Sterling Travellers Cheques are to be accepted at $2.14 to
the Pound.
Do not accept Travellers Cheques negotiable only in Sterling
area.
Manager
__>,Cv_t,o,__»,
fiOForm 102-R W Holland
SSt Manager
BC Coast Steamship Service
Pier "8", Vancouver, BC   V6C 2R3
Tel(604)665-3135, Telex04-507684
CP Rail
August 29,  1978
RReid File:    T-78-40
Mr. K. Collings
1105 Monk Avenue
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
Dear Mr. Collings:
I have received your letter concerning your desire to work
for C.P. Ships as a deck hand.
C.P. Ships are headquartered at 50 Finsbury Square,, London
EC2A 1DD, England. They have ships operating to most ports
of the globe, and you should write them if "deep sea experience" is what you are seeking.
B.C. Coast Service is merely the marine arm of C.P. Rail,
operating between B.C. mainland and Vancouver Island. All
deck and engineroom hands must be hired through the Seafarer's
International Union, with whom we have a labour agreement.
It is regretted, therefore, that we cannot make you a direct
offer of employment in those categories.
We do hire porters for our ferry, but our requirements for
this year are fully met.
Should you be interested in a position of this nature, please
get in touch with us again at the beginning of March, 1979,
and we will see what we can do.
Yours truly,
Manager
__>.(_>. L>«o. o.
HLH:gg BC Coast Steamship Service
Pier "8", Vancouver, BC   V6C 2R3
Tel (604)665-3135, Telex 04-507684
MW Holland
Manager
R R Reid
Ass!. Manager
August 29, 1978
File:  354664
Mr. G.J. Ries
#1505 -- 1021 Harwood Street
Vancouver, B.C.
V6E 3N3
Dear Mr. Ries:
Re:  U.S.R.R.B. Benefits
With reference to your retirement on pension effective
October 1, 1978.
If you have not been contacted by a Board Representative
of the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board within a reasonable
time, you should get in touch with their Field Office at
the following address:
Federal Building, Room 3210
915 Second Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98174
U.S.A.
Yours truly,
Manager, B.C.C.S.S.
JB

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