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

Saturday, July 2, 2011

1957 de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver Mk. I, c/n 1178, C-FYRR

1957 de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver Mk. I, c/n 1178, C-FYRR, Blueskyview Software Corp., Vancouver, B.C., Canada, based at South Terminal, Vancouver International Airport (YVR), Sea Island, Richmond, 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; amphibious floats; 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 56-4435 US Army on January 31, 1958; redesignated as U-6A-DH Beaver in 1962; #1758, No. 759, 12th Aviation Command; N5329G in February 1976; imported in 1981; C-GKKJ, Beaver Air Services Ltd., The Pas, Manitoba cancelled on January 6, 1986; C-GKKJ, Leonard Brown, Thompson, Manitoba cancelled on June 30, 1986; C-GKKJ, Little Churchill Air Service, Thompson, Manitoba on March 20, 1987, cancelled on August 30, 1990; C-GKKJ, St. Theresa Point Air Services Ltd., St. Theresa Point, Manitoba on August 30, 1990, cancelled on September 26, 1994; C-GKKJ, Brian W. Kerr, West Vancouver, B.C. on November 4, 1994, cancelled on March 30, 2000; N481G, Galloo Island Aviation, Clayton, New York, USA on April 6, 2000, cancelled on July 17, 2007; imported in 2007; owner registered since July 19, 2007.

Near the Harbour Air Seaplanes hangar, South Terminal, Vancouver International Airport (YVR), Sea Island, Richmond, B.C. at 11:59 am, Friday, June 17, 2011.

[Nikon Coolpix L20, s/n 51002451, point-and-shoot digital camera]

© Copyright photograph by Stephan Alexander Scharnberg, June 2011

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