Navy to Protect Fishing Boats

Navy to Protect Fishing Boats


Title Proper Navy to Protect Fishing Boats
Date(s) 1941
General material designation
This item contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This newspaper article was published by The New Canadian on December 17, 1941. The article discusses the dispossession of Japanese Canadian owned fishing vessels held in the hands of the Canadian Navy. The vessels, were collected from Steveston, the Fraser River, the Gulf Islands, the British Columbia Coast, and Vancouver Island. The article outlines the anxieties of Japanese Canadians on the treatment of their vessels.
Name of creator
BC Archives collected this archive or newspapers created by Japanese Canadians before, during, and after World War II.
Immediate source of acquisition
The digital copies of the records were acquired by the Landscapes of Injustice Research Collective between 2014 and 2018.
This record was digitized selectively.




Navy to Protect Fishing Boats
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