Hubert Lindsay Cadieux collection [graphic materials]

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Physical description
141 photographs
Administrative history / Biographical sketch

Born Oct. 19, 1912 in Montreal, Captain Hubert Lindsay "Lyn" Cadieux of Lantzville, BC, was a professional seaman all his life. He served with the Royal Canadian Vay until after WWII. In 1948, he was Second Officer in the Fisheries Patrol cruiser Laurier and then surveyor on the hydrographic survey vessel William J. Stewart. In civilian life, Cadieux settled on Vancouver Island and served with the BC Ferry Authority and Northland Navigation Ltd. He operated a boat charter company in Nanaimo with his boat the Jolly Mac. He skippered the Gulf Wing for Gulf Lines Ltd., running between Vancouver and Powell River, Stewart Island, and Cortez Island. In 1965, Cadieux was training officer for the Nanaimo Power Squadron and in 1966 he taught a navigational course to Nanaimo fishermen.

Cadieux was a dedicated photographer, ship model builder, and student of maritime history. Between 1955 and 1961, he assembled a register of ships wrecked along the Pacific Coast. In 1967, Cadieux co-authored "Dogwood Fleet", a history of the BC Ferry Authority. Cadieux also served as curator of the BC Maritime Museum at Esquimalt between 1955 and 1957. He was active in the World Ship Society and acted as custodian of its photograph collection. Cadieux passed away on December 31, 1980, and bequeathed his collections to the Vancouver Maritime Museum.

Source: City of Vancouver Archives: Hubert Lindsay Cadieux fonds

Scope & content

The collection consists of 141 images, including 45 glass plate negatives and 96 slides. Some or all of the images may have originated with the World Ship Society.

Reproductions: Public domain.
Access: Access to the collection is unrestricted, however the slides and negatives are extremely fragile and require specialized handling under the guidance of the Archivist.