1944 Grumman G-21A Goose, c/n B-101, CF-VFU, FIFT. Dockside somewhere up Knight Inlet, B.C., Canada in spring 1969.

[1959 Kodak Retina IIIS (Type 027) rangefinder 35-mm roll film camera, s/n 86125, with Schneider-Kreuznach Retina-Xenon 50-mm f/1.9 Synchro Compur lens, s/n 6841319; Kodak Plus-X Pan (ISO 125/22°) 36-exposure black & white negative film]

© Copyright photograph by Uwe Kündrunar Scharnberg, 1969 / Stephan Alexander Scharnberg, March 2011

“The whole history of the Canadian North can be divided into two periods—before and after the aeroplane.”
Hugh L. Keenleyside, Deputy Canadian Minister of Mines and Resources, October 1949

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

1981 Cessna A185F Skywagon II, c/n 185-04264, C-GMEI

1981 Cessna A185F Skywagon II, c/n 185-04264, C-GMEI, Lee Pond, Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada, based in Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, B.C.; powered by one 300-hp Continental IO-520-D fuel-injected six-cylinder, horizontally-opposed, air-cooled piston engine with constant-speed three-blade McCauley propeller; amphibious floats; pilot, five passengers, utility transport; built by Cessna Aircraft Company, Wichita, Kansas, USA; airworthiness issued on March 22, 1995; N185M, Paul Swanstrom/Mountain Flying Service, Inc., Haines, Alaska, tundra tire-equipped, accident while landing on firm sand at an off-airport site on the Alsek River, Yakutat, Alaska, right landing gear dug into sand, aircraft spun around, sustained substantial damage to both landing gear attachments and both wings, at about 1700 Alaska Daylight Time on August 16, 2000, pilot and both passengers uninjured; repaired; N185M, Paul Swanstrom/Mountain Flying Service, Inc., Haines, Alaska, ski-equipped, accident while landing in deep snow on a glacier at Haines, Alaska, landing gear attachment bolts on right ski sheared, nose down, structural damage to right wing and aileron, at about 1700 Alaska Daylight Time on May 1, 2007, pilot and all three passengers uninjured; repaired by Beegles Aircraft Service, Inc., Greeley, Colorado; registration cancelled on February 11, 2008; imported in 2008; owner registered since February 13, 2008.

South Terminal, Vancouver International Airport (YVR), Sea Island, Richmond, B.C. on Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at about 11:50 am.

[Casio Exilim EX-Z20 point-and-shoot 8.1 MP digital camera, 38–114-mm f/3.1–5.9 lens]

© Copyright photographs by Stephan Alexander Scharnberg, December 2010

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