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

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

1952 de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver Mk. I, c/n 207, C-GJZQ

1952 de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver Mk. I, c/n 207, C-GJZQ, The Prospector, Beaukent Developments Inc., Richmond, B.C., Canada and C. Rogers, Vancouver, B.C.; powered by one 450-hp Pratt & Whitney R-985-AN-14B Wasp Junior supercharged nine-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engine with constant-speed three-blade Hartzell propeller; pilot, six passengers, STOL (short take-off and landing) utility transport; built by de Havilland Canada, Toronto, Ontario at Downsview, Ontario; delivered as L-20A-DH Beaver, BuNo 51-16771 US Army on March 15, 1952; redesignated as U-6A-DH Beaver in 1962; #1029, No. 30, 2nd Aviation Command; served in Korea and South Vietnam conflicts; BuNo 51-16771, Chico, based at Firebase Buttons, Song Be, South Vietnam; N65033; imported in 1981; C-GJZQ, Air North Charter & Training Ltd., Whitehorse, NWT cancelled on July 6, 1982; C-GJZQ, Air BC, Sea Island, Richmond, B.C. cancelled on July 22, 1983; C-GJZQ, Kynoc Chief, Waglisla Air, Bella Bella, B.C.; C-GJZQ, Jim Pattison Industries, Sea Island, Richmond, B.C. cancelled on October 17, 1984; C-GJZQ, Waglisla Air, Bella Bella, B.C. cancelled on August 1, 1985; C-GJZQ, Sharp Wings Ltd., Williams Lake, B.C. cancelled on September 23, 1985; C-GJZQ, Waglisla Air, Sea Island, Richmond, B.C. cancelled on November 18, 1986; C-GJZQ, Tyee Airways Ltd., Sechelt, B.C. cancelled on September 22, 1988; C-GJZQ, Waglisla Air, Sea Island, Richmond, B.C. cancelled on November 10, 1995; C-GJZQ, CBE Construction Ltd., Coal Harbour, B.C. on April 3, 1996; C-GJZQ, Seair Services 1990 Ltd., Sea Island, Richmond, B.C. cancelled on September 19, 1996; owners registered since October 22, 2003; fitted with Alaska door and 9-inch nose extension.

Harbour Air Seaplanes hangar, South Terminal, Vancouver International Airport (YVR), Sea Island, Richmond, B.C. at 11:49 am, Tuesday, December 21, 2010.

© Copyright photographs by Stephan Alexander Scharnberg, December 2010 

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