1961 - Headquarters Staff, Clerk (Clerk 1).
graduate from Montreal Ecole Polytechnique
1960 - classification in 1960: Tides and Water Level Section, Technician 2
Miss M. Caldwell
1947 - hired as Student Assistant in chart construction
1964 - ?Electronic Technician? (BIO) - CSS Kapuskasing - Chaleur Bay
1968 - Student Assistant - Ottawa River survey
John B. Cameron
1950 - Hydrographer, CGS KAPUSKASING, Labrador Coast
April 1963 - Nomenclature (Technical Officer 5)
R.M. (Ralph) Cameron
Ralph first peeked out behind a lump of coal in 1922 in Springhill, Nova Scotia. He served in the RCAF from 1941 to 1945. He followed this by three years at Mount Allison University. He then decided that the Canadian Hydrographic Service was preferable to the coal mines and joined as a field hydrographer in 1951.
At this time, the Hydrographer-in-Charge was second only to God and when one of the senior HIC's directed him to go fetch an item and Ralph replied, "Go get it yourself. You are closer than I am!", you can imagine what followed. Ralph was not heard from for ten years, but finally emerged as an HIC.
When Ralph was asked what he was going to do upon retirement he said, "Make money!" when questioned how he was going to do this, especially at his age, he replied that he was going to raise bees and a few chickens. This is typical of Ralph who after seven children decided to learn something about the birds and bees.
Source: Lighthouse, April 1984, p. 48.
Obituary, sent 24 Jan 2009 by J. Kean:
86, Dartmouth, passed away peacefully at home early Friday morning, Jan 23, 2009. Born in Springhill, he was the son of the late Herbert and Elizabeth (Harvey) Cameron. Ralph is survived by his loving wife of over 50 years, Maria (DeLaude) Cameron. Ralph started his career as a coal miner. He served during the Second World War with the North Nova Scotia Highlanders and also served with the RCAF 113th Bomber Reconnaissance Squadron. As a radio/wireless operator, gunner and pilot. Ralph was engaged in anti-submarine warfare during the battle of the Gulf of St. Lawrence and convoy escort missions in the North Atlantic. Later, he was transferred to Bomber Command in Europe where he continued convoy escorting and anti-submarine warfare. During D-Day, he flew photo-intelligence missions over Normandy and other missions in Europe until the end of the war. After the Second World War, Ralph attended Mt. Allison University and later was hired by the Canadian Hydrographic Service. Working out of the Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Ralph worked for 35 years charting Canadian waters. He served as Chief Hydrographer of the HMCS Acadia. Ralph retired from the Canadian Hydrographic Service in 1984. He had a passion for astronomy and loved spending time in the outdoors at his cottage.
1952-53 - Cape Spear area.
1965 - Hydrographer, CSS Maxwell & CHL Eider - Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Gulf of St Lawrence
1966 - Senior Hydrographer - CSS Acadia - Magdalen Ilands, Que - Newfoundland
1967 - Senior Assistant - Shore Party # 1 - western NS, Kejimkujik Lake, Trinity Ledge, Pubnico to Yarmouth
1968 - Senior Assistant - CSS Acadia - Isle Aux Morts and Hamilton Sound, Nfld
1970 - Senior Assistant - Saint John River survey NB (4 May to 30 Oct)
Dr. W.M. Cameron
1960 - appointed to head oceanography within
Dept. of Mines and Technical Surveys
1966 - Technician - CSS Baffin - Taul of the Bank (28 Aug to 1 Nov)
Donald Colin Campbell
born 14 Sept. 1863 in India (1901 census)
1883 - graduate of Royal Military College
Miss E. Campbell
1927-29 - temporary office assistant, Tidal Survey section
1965 - Joined CHS
Sept. 11, 1936 - appointed Deputy Minister of Mines and Resources
M. John S. Cann
1923-39 - Chief Engineer, ACADIA
1969 - Hydrographic
Assistant - CSS Kapuskasing - Fogo Island NFLD (25 June - 13 Oct)
born 1 June 1875 in Ontario (1901 census)
1906-18 - responsible for chart distribution and routine messenger
1962 - Student Assistant - CHL Cygnet - Ottawa River survey
1963 - Assistant Hydrographer -
Richardson - Western Arctic
Hon. P.J.A. Cardin
1930 - Minister of Marine
T.J. (Justin) Carew
1960 - classification in 1960:
Tides and Water Level
Section, Asst. Technician 3
1852-59 As a Master, surveyed Great Bras dOr,
under Bayfield (chart BA2687)
Dr. Charles Carpmael
1887 - Director of the Meteorological Service (responsible for tides)
1969 - StudentAssistant - Lake of the Woods Survey, Ont. (May 21 to Aug 29) 1969 - Student Assistant - Lake of the Woods Survey, Ont. (May 21 to Aug 29) 1969 - Student Assistant - Lake of the Woods Survey, Ont. (May 21 to Aug 29) 1969 - Student Assistant - Lake of the Woods Survey, Ont. (May 21 to Aug 29) 1969 - Student Assistant - Lake of the Woods Survey, Ont. (May 21 to Aug 29) 1969 - Student Assistant - Lake of the Woods Survey, Ont. (May 21 to Aug 29) 1969 - Student Assistant - Lake of the Woods Survey, Ont. (May 21 to Aug 29) 1969 - Student Assistant - Lake of the Woods Survey, Ont. (May 21 to Aug 29) 1969 - Student Assistant - Lake of the Woods Survey, Ont. (May 21 to Aug 29) 1969 - Student Assistant - Lake of the Woods Survey, Ont. (May 21 to Aug 29) 1969 - Student Assistant - Lake of the Woods Survey, Ont. (May 21 to Aug 29) 1969 - Student Assistant - Lake of the Woods Survey, Ont. (May 21 to Aug 29) 1969 - Student Assistant - Lake of the Woods Survey, Ont. (May 21 to Aug 29) 1969 - Student Assistant - Lake of the Woods Survey, Ont. (May 21 to Aug 29) 1969 - Student Assistant - Lake of the Woods Survey, Ont. (May 21 to Aug 29) 1969 - Student Assistant - Lake of the Woods Survey, Ont. (May 21 to Aug 29) 1969 - Student Assistant - Lake of the Woods Survey, Ont. (May 21 to Aug 29) 1969 - Student Assistant - Lake of the Woods Survey, Ont. (May 21 to Aug 29) 1969 - Student Assistant - Lake of the Woods Survey, Ont. (May 21 to Aug 29) 1969 - Student Assistant - Lake of the Woods Survey, Ont. (May 21 to Aug 29) 1969 - Student Assistant - Lake of the Woods Survey, Ont. (May 21 to Aug 29) 1969 - Student Assistant - Lake of the Woods Survey, Ont. (May 21 to Aug 29)
Lt. John Cartwright
1768 surveyed Notre Dame Bay & Exploits River, Nfld.
1965 - Summer Student ( May? to 7 Sept) - CHL SHAG - St Lawrence River survey
1966 - Summer Student - St Lawrence River Survey (19 May to 9 Sept)
1967 - Summer Student - Murray Trent Canals survey, Ont (9 May to 8 Sept)
Michael J. Casey
Sources: The Canadian Surveyor, Summer 1987, p. 171.
Lake Surveillance Program
Peter John Casey
5 July 1937 28 October 2003
Peter John Casey died Tuesday October 28, 2003, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, West Virginia. He was born July 5, 1937 in London, England, a son of Joseph Casey and Elizabeth Duffy. He emigrated to Canada in 1950.
Peter was educated in Toronto and earned a degree in civil engineering from the University of Toronto. He received a masters degree in environmental engineering from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Prior to his position if Program Coordinator of Small Flows, at West Virginia University, a position he held for the last nine years, Peter was Director of Public Health Engineering for the Province of Nova Scotia. He was the town engineer of Glace Bay from 1965-70. Peter was married to Jean Gillis and had three children, Christopher, Halifax; Jeffrey, Halifax; and Aine Casey Tan, Wolfville.
Source: Cape Breton Post, Sydney, NS.
My recollection of Peters history with the Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) is that he started work with CHS in 1960 and was assigned to the CSS Acadia under HIC, Hiro Furuya. In 1961, he was with Chuck Leadman on the St. Lawrence River. In 1962, he served on the CSS Baffin, under the direction of HIC, Russ Melanson. During 1963,m he worked in the office with the primary assignment of selecting transmitter sites for Hi-Fix, In 1964 he was second in charge of the Acadia.
I had the great pleasure of spending that very interesting season with him. We spent considerable time around Botwood, Newfoundland and were generally up and down the coast on numerous jobs. We had a great summer, getting in to St. Johns for bunker once a month was eventful as John OShea, Peter Casey and I were off doing what bad boys usually do when given too much rope. I remember Peter and I drinking downtown on one of these trips and were late getting back to the ship; everyone was lined up on the rail, gangplank about to come up and Captain Taylor fuming. Peter and I casually (under the influence) walked aboard with cases of beer under our arms.
We went to Ottawa that fall and Bob Marshall, John OShea, Peter Casey and I did the usual compilation of data in the office. We saw quite a lot of each other socially over the next couple of years. Peter then got an offer to go to Glace Bay as Town Engineer. He moved to Cape Breton in 1965; I moved home to New Waterford in 1968 and we saw a lot of each other over the years until he went to USA for studies and eventual employment.
Peter and I traveled from Cape Breton to Halifax and back in 2003 to attend the most recent reunion of the Acadia. This trip was the last I saw of him. He and I were good friends; he was an interesting man; intelligent and proud of his work. He was a great companion. The repartee between Peter Casey, John OShea and myself was priceless.
Source: J.W. (Buzzy) Connors (March 2004) Lighthouse, Ed. 65, Summer 2004.
classification in 1960: Engineer 1
classification in 1960: St. Draftsman
Richard W. Cashen
Dick Cashen, the Chief of the Quality Control and Services section at the CHS Headquarters, retired at the end of March 1989. In his 40 years as a cartographer with the CHS, Dick developed a level of expertise and excellence that will be hard to match. Dick's skills and energies were not all devoted to the cause of hydrography; he has been a key figure in Ottawa's amateur sports world. In the 1950s, Dick was awarded the Athlone Trophy as Ottawa's best cricket player and in 1963 Dick was named Cricketer of the year. It's only within the last few years that Dick has given up cricket; he can now concentrate all his efforts on fishing.
Source: Lighthouse, Spring 1989, p. 40.
classification in 1960: Draftsman 3
1966/67-Training-Hydro I (Class Photo)
April 1963(CHS org chart)- Chart Distribution (Typist 2)
Miss M.E. Cassidy
Dec. 1941 - appointed Student Draftsman as chart corrector.
1964 - taken on strength - compilation
unit - Ottawa
1964 - BIO - Attached to CSS Kapuskasing (5 July - 5 Aug) - Chaleur Bay
1964 - Electronic Technician - CSS Baffin - 11 Aug - 17 Sept - Bay of Fundy survey
ChamLieut. B.Mbers, R.N.
1895 - survey of Menzies Bay (near Seymour Narrows, B.C. (chart BA 3162)
1977-Cartography I course
Photos: Carto I 1977
Cyril George Champ
Cyril Champ was born on 19th April, 1928 in London, England. On completing elementary school education, he won a scholarship to Hendon Country Grammar School. He joined the Ordnance Survey in 1944 and after training, was employed as a lightkeeper and booker on secondary and tertiary triangulation.
On 6th June, 1946, Cyril enlisted in the Royal Engineers and after completing basic military and field engineering training, he was assigned to the Survey Training Centre (now School of Military Survey). After training, he was posted to Middle East Survey Directorate, was promoted to Sergeant and given the task of overhauling the Map Library.
In august 1948, after release from military service, Cyril joined No. 1 Survey Production Centre R.E. and was made librarian in charge of the trigonometrical and Technical Libraries.
In August 1956, Cyril responded to a competition poster for a "Curator of Hydrographic Documents" in the Canadian Hydrographic Service. He was offered the post, accepted it on 14th January, 1957 and with his wife Paula arrived in Ottawa on 1st April, 1957. Although Cyril was hired as a Chart Curator, he spent much of his time as a key assistant to the Superintendent of Charts and other senior hydrographic personnel.
In 1962, he became a Technical Assistant to the Superintendent of Charts and in 1965 Technical Assistant to the Dominion Hydrographer.
In 1971, Cyril left the CHS to become Executive Assistant to the ADM (Water Sector), Department of the Environment, but in 1974 Cyril returned to CHS as Staff Assistant to the Dominion Hydrographer. He continued in this position until his sudden death, except for a period of 18 months as Staff Assistant to the ADM (Ocean Sciences and Surveys), Department of Fisheries and Oceans in 1980-81.
Cyril will be remembered for his tireless effort on behalf of the CHS, for his excellent memory and his willing manner.
Source: Lighthouse, April 1984, p. 48.
1961 - Headquarters Staff, Technical Officer (Technical Officer 4)
1965 - Joined CHS
1969 = Hydrographer - Ottawa River survey - Temiskaming to Rapides des Joachims, Ont and Que
1970 - Hydrographer - kapuskasing - Nova Scottia, Nfld (11 May - 28 June)
1970 - Hydrographer - Baffin - Arctic Survey (8 July - 16 Oct)
Samuel (Saoul? 1901 Census) Jefferson Chapleau, C.E.
born 1 January 1869 in United States (1901 census)
1902 surveys of St. Lawrence River, Thousand Islands section
1964 - Army Survey Establishment - Attached to CSS Kapuskasing - Chaleur Bay
resident of Natashquan, P.Q., sailor on
D'Arcy H. Charles
D'Arcy Charles was born in Westmount, Quebec in 1910. After two years at McGill University, where he studied biology, engineering and surveying, he held a number of jobs in agriculture. Mr. Charles enlisted in the Navy in 1939 and served throughout the war as a Canadian officer on loan to the Royal Navy, all of his service being in minesweepers. After the war, with his expertise gained in minesweeping which required great precision in navigation, Mr. Charles joined the Canadian Hydrographic Service in 1945 as a hydrographer.
In 1950, Mr. Charles was appointed HIC of his first Arctic survey, working at the head of Frobisher Bay. At the completion of the survey, on a hunch that the Pike-Resor Channel might be a feasible route, he sent a launch through the channel and obtained a line of deep soundings. This route was developed in 1957 and is now the recognized safe navigation passage into upper Frobisher Bay.
Mr. Charles returned to Frobisher Bay in 1951 and from 1952 to 1956 he surveyed Ungava Bay. In 1957, he surveyed the south coast of Newfoundland from Cape Race to Cape Ray. In 1958, returned to the Arctic as HIC on board CSS Baffin, and surveyed Resolute Bay and Radstock Bay.
From 1950 to 1962, Mr. Charles spent 12 seasons in the Arctic; his surveys opened much of Ungava Bay and the eastern Northwest Passage to shipping. D'Arcy Charles retired in 1969, having spent his last two years with the CHS as Chief of Ships Division.
Source: Lighthouse, Fall 1989, p. 51.
DArcy Charles has served Canada well both in war and in peace, as a naval officer from 1939 to 1945 and as a dedicated hydrographic surveyor in the Canadian Hydrographic Service from 1945 to 1969. As officer-in-charge of hydrographic surveys for some 23 years, Charles was solely responsible for the accuracy of charts resulting from his surveys on the east coast of Canada and in Arctic waters. Their precision has never been questioned. Prior to his retirement in 1969 he did 12 seasons in Arctic Surveys from 1950 to 1962 and literally openned up Ungava Bay, Resolute Bay and the eastern end of the North West Passage to Arctic shipping. Many of these highly detailed Arctic surveys were of a hazardous nature for survey ship and the men on board in uncharted waters. His surveys and charts are in current use by Arctic shipping during the navigation season. DArcy Charles was a great seaman, an outstanding Arctic hydrographer and explorer and an enthusiastic leader of all who served with him. He never lost a man in 23 years of difficult operations at sea in ships or launches with the CHS.
Source: Application for Order of Canada January 1989 (not awarded, probably because his death intervened)
In the early seventies, I believe he had a contract with CHS for writing the Sailing Directions for the St. Lawrence River.
A query with Geographical Names shows that an underwater feature in the arctic has been named in his memory: D'Arcy Charles Trough, Lat 63-07-32 N, Long 67-47-42 W. This falls on chart 7121 but in 2003 was not yet displayed on that chart. (Canadian Geographical Names Data Bank unique identifier\; MAGBA)
1946 - technician on St. Margaret's Bay & Halifax survey.
1960 - classification in 1960: Map Compiler and
1960 - classification in 1960: Tech Off 3 April 1963 (CHS org chart)- Head Chart Revision Compilation (as Technical Officer 3)
1970 - Student Assistant - Lake of the Woods survey (June 24)
1961 - Chart Production, Clerk (Clerk
. Charton (Chartrand?)
1904 - became a regular assistant on amalgamation.
A. (or H.) Chatigny
1904 - became a regular assistant on amalgamation.
Lieut. C.P. Chearnley, R.N.
1907-09 - on HMS EGERIA, survey of Browning Entrance (chart BA 2453)
Mrs. M.P. Chenier
Aug. 1947 - appointed as a typist in records and accounts at Headquarters
1965 - taken on strength - compilation unit - Ottawa
1967 - transferred to Navigation Aids - Ottawa
1933 - Cook on shore party, Hudson Strait
1942 - appointed as Student Draftsman at the Victoria Office.
Commander Wm. Chimmo, R.N.
1867 - surveys on Labrador Coast.
J.W. (Jack) Chivas
1960 - In charge - Western Arctic Survey for the Arctic Pilot Vol.3.
1967 - Sooke Harb. and Approaches (17 Apr to 9 June)
1904 - became a regular assistant on amalgamation.
1968/69 -Training - Hydro I
1947 - Inside Passage survey
1960 - classification in 1960:Tech Off 1
April 1963 (CHS org chart)- Bedford Institute, Field Officer ( as Technical Officer 1)
1966 - Hydrographic Assistant - CSS
Acadia - Newfoundland - 7 Sept - 13 Oct
John Hughes Clarke
John Hughes Clark has degrees in Geology (BA, Oxford) and Oceanography (M.Sc., Southampton; Ph.D., Dalhousie). He has worked in the field of marine swath mapping since 1983, initially in deep water at BIO and James Cook University, Australia, but more recently in shallow water at UNB, where is an associate professor. With a primary interest in seabed sediment transport, he has focused on the limits of the topographic and textural information that can be collected from acoustic swath sonar surveying.
Source: 1998 Canadian Hydrographic Conference Proceedings, p. 6.
April 1963 (CHS org chart)- Drafting and Reproduction, Unit 2, Group E (Draftsman grade 1)
1930 - Lake Superior survey.
Frederick Arthur Clawson
born 15 Sept 1888 in Saint John, New Brunswick (1901 Census)
1914 - water level studies, St. Lawrence River
Nicholas Edmund (Nick) Cleary
Nick Cleary was born in London, England in 1925. In 1943 he enrolled in the 4th Prince of Wales Own Gurkha Regiment, retiring after the war with the rank of Captain. Nick then studied at London University, where he obtained a degree in mathematics and astronomy.
Later he came to Canada, where he was employed by the federal government as a survey engineer based in Ottawa, firstly with Topographical Survey, then with Geodetic Survey of Canada. After a period at the University of New Brunswick, studying glaciology, and a year teaching high school english and mathematics, he joined the Canadian Hydrographic Service.
With the Topographical Survey, Nick worked as a field engineer: he was one of the last of the Topo surveyors to work in the mountains with packhorses. With Geodetic Survey, he worked as a field astronomer, as a surveyor seconded to the Defence Research Board to measure glacier movement in the high Arctic, and as a member of the Canadian team supporting the U.S. Satellite Triangulation project. With the Hydrographic Service he was involved with control survey data, and providing advice on international maritime boundaries.
Nick had many friends, and there are many anecdotes about him. One of them concerned his decision to swim down the icy cold Yukon River the last two miles to Dawson City, rather than follow the riverside trail. (He made it, but had the help of a passing boat!) He rolled his own cigarettes, loosely, and the ashes and embers that fell on his shirts are well remembered. He had a wide repertoire of songs like The Miners Lament and The Peephole in the Door. He amused his friends with his imitation of the bagpipes. Nick will be fondly remembered.
Nick passed away at home, in Ottawa, on September 27, 2001, after suffering for many years from multiple sclerosis. He is survived by his wife Doris, children Michael and Charmion, and grandchildren Alexi, Sabrina, Christopher, Daniel and Ashleigh.
Nick retired from the Canadian Hydrographic Service in 1987. He had been involved with maritime boundaries and had worked in the Nautical Geodesy section. He came to CHS from the Geodetic Survey Division of EMR.
Sources: Geomatica, Volume 56, No. 1, 2002, p.
Nick Cleary was born circa 1925 in England. He joined the British Army and served in the 4th Prince of Wales Own Gurkha Rifle Regiment, serving in Italy during the Second World War , in India and Malaysia. He felt fortunate to miss D-Day, where many of his school chum were killed, and survived a slaughter of his Regiment in Malaysia. He retired at the rank of Captain. He was a surveyor and glaciologist with Department of Mines & Technical Surveys (Topographic and Geodetic Surveys) having field experience in the Yukon, Northwest Territories and British Columbia where horses were the typical means of transportation. He joined Canadian Hydrographic Service where he did survey adjustments and maritime boundary work until his retirement in 1987.
He suffered from Multiple Sclerosis and died 27th September 2001 in Ottawa.
1776-1780 Captain of HMS Discovery (Cooks
third voyage of discovery)
Clerke Islet (50° 12N, 127° 50W), Clerke Peninsula (49° 37N, 126° 31W), Clerke Point (50° 05N, 127° 48W), Clerke Reefs (50° 13 00N, 127° 52W), British Columbia named after him.
1859 - survey of Labrador Coast with Orlebar
Attorney, Buffalo, NY
Lieut. G. Clouι (French Navy)
1850-58 - survey of C. Onion to Hare Bay, Nfld. (chart BA 271)
1964 - Electronic Technician - CSS Baffin - Bay of Fundy survey
1966 - CSS Kapukasing - Chaleur Bay, Gulf of St. Lawrence (14 Oct to 26 Oct)
1945 - appointed as 'Seaman Technical'
Staff Commander J.E. Coghlan, R.N.
1868 As a Nav. Lt., surveyed Nass Bay, under
Pender (chart BA2190)
1903 - (seasonal) Acting First Assistant to Mr. Stewart, Lake Superior survey
1965/66-Training-Hydro I (Class
1966 - Hydrographer - Wm J Stewart - BC Coast - 18 Apr to 15 Oct
1967 - Hydrographer - CSS Marabell - BC Coast - various locations
1968 - Hydrographer (Tech 1) - Wm J Stewart - BC Coast - numerous locations
Arthur William W. Cole, D.L.S.
Dominion Land Surveyor.
Dr. Arthur E. Collin
At the recent DFO Science Managers meeting (2008), Wendy Watson-Wright presented the ADM Distinction Award to Dr. Arthur Collin.
Dr. Collin began his distinguished career in the service of Canada in 1955 as a research scientist with the Fisheries Research Board of Canada. Over the years, he held a number of senior positions in the Public Service, including: Assistant Deputy Minister, Fisheries Research; Assistant Deputy Minister, Atmospheric Environment Service; Associate Deputy Minister, Department of Energy Mines and Resources; and Science Advisor to the Government of Canada and Secretary of the Minister of State for Science and Technology.
As the Dominion Hydrographer of Canada (1967-1972), he established a university accredited Canadian training program for hydrographic science and rebuilt the Canadian Hydrographic Service into a world-class institution that has served as a model for many other Maritime nations.
As Science Advisor to the Government of Canada and Secretary of the Ministry of State for Science and Technology (1984), he was instrumental in the creation of University Research Chairs and the federal Network of Centres of Excellence which continue to exist and flourish today. Later Dr. Collin became the founding Director of the Institute for Robotics and Intelligence Systems (IRIS), a Network Centre of Excellence. He also left his mark at the Privy Council Office where he was instrumental in developing and moving forward legislation to establish the Canadian Space Agency.
Up until 2006, Dr. Collin served as a member of the Science and Technology Advisory Council to the Government of Canada and the Council of Science and Technology Advisors. During this time, Dr. Collin also made major contributions to the development and growth of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society as President of the Society.
In keeping with his long-time interest in advancing the understanding of climate change and Canada's North, Dr. Collin currently sits as the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Polar Climate Stability Network, funded by the Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences (CFCAS).
Over the last eight years, Dr. Collin has been instrumental in providing advice that has helped shape the DFO Science Program through his work as Chairman of the Science Advisory Council, and more recently, representing the Science Advisory Council as a member on the Department's Science Management Board.
Wendy expressed her gratefulness to him for this contribution and said ''Throughout his public service career and retirement he has exemplified leadership excellence in developing, contributing to, and implementing initiatives that have strengthened the Government of Canada's science and technology capacity in support of public policy and the management of federal science.''
Source: ADM Distinction Award for Dr. Arthur Collin
PS: Dr. Collin was awarded the DFO Prix d'Excellence in 2009.
In 1968*, Dr. Arthur E. Coll
Source: The Canadian Surveyor, December 1982, p. 174.
Dr. Collin's involvement in the Arctic spans the spectrum of active ocean
research from scientist in the early 60 through being a Dominion Hydrographer
in the early 1970s to currently being a member on the Canadian Federal
Government's Council of Science and Technology. As well, he is the chairman of
the Science Advisory Council of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, which
advices the Assistant Deputy Minister on all matters related to marine sciences,
including oceanography and hydrography. Dr. Collin is the immediate past
President of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and currently is the Board
Chairperson of the Canadian Polar Climate Stability Network.
Rear Admiral K.St.B. Collins, CB, OBE, DSC
Kenneth St. Barbe Collins was born in 1904, son of Col. C.B. Collins, Royal Engineers. He entered the Royal Navy through Osborne and Dartmouth Colleges. He took up surveying as a sublieutenant in 1926, joining HMS Fitzroy working on the east coast of England. Promoted to lieutenant, he served from 1927 to 1929 in HMS Ormonde on Indian Ocean and Malacca Strait surveys. After a short spell at home in HMS Beaufort, he was abroad again from 1930 to 1932 in HMS Herald working on the Borneo coast, in the approaches to Hong Kong, and in the 'dangerous area' in the South China Sea.
In 1932, Collins came home to HMS Flinders surveying on the south and west coasts of England. He then, in 1933, went abroad to HMS Endeavour working successively on the west coast of Africa, in the eastern Mediterranean, and on the west coasts of Siam and Malaya. After a meteorological course at the Air Ministry in 1936, he went back to HMS Herald surveying in the South China Sea and on the coasts of Borneo and Malaya.
He came ashore in 1939 to be naval assistant in Chart Branch, and when war broke out he went as meteorological officer in the seaplane carrier HMS Albatross, based at Freetown, Sierra Leone, and operating against the Graf Spee. He was promoted commander in 1940 and went in command of HMS Scott for two years' extremely arduous surveying with the minelaying squadron in northern waters. During this time, he was involved with the raid on the Lofoten Islands, Operation Anklet, and was awarded the DSC. From 1942 to 1944, he was on the staff of Admiral Ramsey, Allied Naval Commander Expeditionary Forces, first for the North African landings and then for those on Sicily and Normandy. He was awarded the OBE in 1945.
There followed two years as Superintendent of Charts. On promotion to captain in 1947, he went in command of HMS Seagull surveying on the west coasts of England and Scotland and in the northern approaches to the Irish Sea, where he was among the first to use radar for surveying. In 1948, he took the newly commissioned HMS Dampier to survey in Malaya and north western Borneo. From 1949 to 1950, he returned to the Hydrographic Department as Superintendent of Charts again. The following year, he took command of HMS Cook surveying on the west coast of Scotland, taking a university expedition to and from Spitzbergen and making oceanographic observations on passage. In 1952, he came ashore again to the Department, and from 1953 to 1954 was Assistant Hydrographer.
Collins' last sea command came in 1954, when he commissioned the newly completed HMS Vidal. After surveys off the west coast of Scotland, he took her to Washington with Hydrographic Department personnel embarked. While surveying in the West Indies later in the year, the ship took a prominent part in relief work after a hurricane devastated much of Haiti, and Collins was made a commander of the 'Ordre National d'Honneur et Merite'.
Shortly after his appointment as Hydrographer in succession to Day in June 1955, Collins was made a commodore, and was promoted to rear admiral in 1956. He was a strong advocate of the close alliance of hydrography and oceanography, and of the use of modern technology and materials both in the office and afloat.
He was made a CB in 1959, and after his retirement in 1960 became Advisor to the Canadian Hydrographic Service until 1963. He then returned to England to live in retirement near Farnham in Surrey.
Source: © Morris, R.O., Charts and Surveys in Peace and War, pp. 176-7.
Lieut. Philip Edward Collins, R.N.
1815 - surveyed with Bayfield in Bay of Quinte (as a midshipman)
Captain J.W.F. Combe, R.N.
1908-12 - as Capt. (ret'd), Officer in Charge of H.M. Newfoundland
1960 - classification in 1960:Tech Off 1
April 1963 (CHS org chart)- Central Region, Field Officer (Technical Officer 1) will be transferred to Bedford Institute in 1963.
1964 - Hydrographer - CSS Baffin - Bay of Fundy survey
1965 - Hydrographer - CSS Kapuskasing - Chaleur Bay (NB and Que)
1966 - Rotation - Hydrographer - Halifax harbour deep draught ship channel (28 June to 30 Sept)
1967 - Senior Assistat Hydrographer - Shore Party # 2 - Ship Harb to Sheet Harb, NS (15 May to 5 Sept)
1967 - Hydrographer - CSS Baffin - Grand Bank of Nfld (11 Sept - 27 Oct)
1969 - Senior Assistant - CSS Kapuskasing - shore party NS and Fogo Island NFLD
John Harold Comeau
Joined Canadian Hydrographic Service
I was born in Belmont, Massachusetts, USA in 1929. Moved to Nova Scotia in 1930. Spent two years at St. Anne's University, NS, studying Business Administration. Attended the Nova Scotia Land Surveying School in Lawrencetown, NS, where I obtained a Surveying Certificate and License in Surveying for the Province of Nova Scotia in 1950.
From September 1950 to December 1951, I was employed by the Federal Department of Agriculture surveying in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick for the rehabilitation of marshlands.
In 1952 I spent 10 months working on the re-building of Goose Bay, Labrador airport facilities.
In April 1953 I joined the Canadian Hydrographic Service and until May 1956 was a field hydrographer on a shore party in Nova Scotia.
Then in May 1956 I was appointed to head the Quality Control Unit in the Cartographic Section in Ottawa. Here in 1970 I was a key player in selecting a new format for CHS bilingual nautical charts. Served two years (1972 and 1974) on the board of the Cartographic Advisory Committee for Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology in Ottawa.
In 1973 was promoted to Head of Production Control and Standards for nautical charts and retained this position until my retirement in February 1985, after 33 years of public service. In 1975 I produced the first bilingual "Manual of Cartographic Terminology" as a reference guide for the production of bilingual charts. Also served in an acting capacity as Head of Quebec Region Chart Production for 7 months in 1978 and in Dartmouth, NS, for four months in 1981.Was Acting Director of Cartogrphy for a period in 1983.
After retirement I operated a successful woodcraft business from 1985 to 1997.
February 1999 I joined the "Friends of Hydrography" volunteer group. A group
recording hydrographic data for posterity.
April 1963 (CHS org chart)- Chart Inspection (Technical Officer 4)
Miss Catherine A. Condon
born 10 Oct. 1897 in Nova Scotia (1901 census)
Cyril G. Connelly
1901 - ????
Born Calcutta, now Bangladesh, 18 March 1901. By 1919 he was doing hydrographic surveys for the Naval Administration of India on the Hooghly River. He moved to England in 1936. During World War 2, he was laying buoys on the Welsh and Irish coasts, doing hydrographic sketch surveys in Northern Ireland and Iceland. He immigrated to Canada in 1948 and joined CHS in 1949. In 1950-52 he was on Kapuskasing doing Decca positioned surveys. In 1962 he was assigned to Headquarters, and retired in March 1968.
Source: Soundings, June 1968.
1960 - classification in 1960:Tech Off 4
April 1963 (CHS org chart)- Special Projects (Technical Officer 4)
March 18, 1968 - retires from CHS.
John Wayne "Buzzy" Connors
Autobiography for John Wayne
Buzzy Connors; Hydrographic Service 1955 thru 1968:
Resigned to take position as Math Instructor at NSEIT, Sydney, NS.
From Hydrographic Records:
1964 - Summer student - CSS Acadia - PEI,
NS, Nfld - after survey season joined CHS
April 1963 (CHS org chart)- Compilation Services & Training (Map Compiler and Computer 3)
1939 - listed as clerical assistant at Headquarters.
April 1963 (CHS org chart)- Chart Revision Compilation (Map Compiler and Computer 1)
Captain James Cook, R.N.
"I had the ambition not only to go farther than any one had been before,
but as far as it was possible for man to go."
On 5th May 1759, the 13 ships of the advance British forces left Halifax and penetrated the St. Lawrence River to within 30 miles of Quebec where the main navigable channel changes from the north to south bank through a complicated stretch of water known as the Traverse. The buoys had all been removed by the French defenders and, on June 8, 1759, the masters of all the British ships present, Cook prominent among them, began to rechart and rebuoy the channel, working at night and within range of the defenders' guns. Not only did they find and survey the Traverse but a second navigable channel and found natural leading marks to assist in the navigation. By June 25, a British fleet of over 200 ships surprised the defence by making the passage of the Traverse without a single casualty. Cook later drew a 10-foot long manuscript (of which 3 remain) in late 1762. Cook remained in Canada when the Pembroke returned to home in September 1759 becoming master of 70-gun HMS Northumberland. He spent the winters in Halifax and surveying the lower St. Lawrence, Newfoundland and Nova Scotia in 1760-62. For example, he surveyed Placentia Roads and Harbour, Bay Bulls, St. John's Harbour, the coast between St. John's and Cape St. Francis, Carbonear and Harbour Grace in 1760.
For the next three years, Cook sailed Grenville across the Atlantic for five months surveying off Newfoundland's west and south coast and prepared the charts and sailing directions during the winters in London where he had the charts engraved and sold. He had previously met, worked with, and learned the art of chart making from Joseph DesBarres as they surveyed in Conception Bay. DesBarres would later produce a great folio of charts, called The Atlantic Neptune, from 1774 to 1781.
On 5th August 1766, he had the initiative to use an eclipse of the Sun to establish an accurate longitude of Eclipse Island near Burgeo. We now know that modern maps place the island at 47° 36' 22"N, 57° 36' 53"W whereas Cook's astronomic position was 47° 36' 19"N, 57° 37'W, a mere 500 feet (150 m) from its modern determination. In a era when longitude errors were in the order of tens of miles, this was phenomenal. Officially, he was a 'master' which is a non-commissioned rank (someone of a lower class of society) yet his paper on the event presented to the Royal Society in London brought his name to the eyes of influential people within the Society and at the Admiralty. Cook's charts of Newfoundland waters were published in London from 1765 to 1768 and remained in print for decades. The surveys Cook carried out in Newfoundland were undoubtedly his finest "pure" surveys. He had the time and the equipment to give them his best effort. The best proof of their excellence is that they were not superseded by more detailed surveys for over a century.
Whenever possible Cook used designations for place names that were already in existence; otherwise he bestowed names in the traditional manner: for similar features in England, royalty, politicians, naval superiors and ships. Cook's sense of humour is also evident in his place naming; e.g., Nameless Point and Unfortunate Cove - where he severely wounded his hand when a large powder horn exploded. Names already in existence that Cook formalized: Belleoram (from the French Bande l'Arier), Bonne Bay (from a 1689 map by Detchevery showing Baya Ederra), Gaultois (Cook's spelling of the Norman French 'galtis') and Sacred Bay (from Baie de Sacre). Cook, himself, is honoured by Cooks Cove (Humber Arm), Cooks Cove (Avalon), Cooks Harbour (Pistolet Bay) and Cooks Brook (Bay of Islands).
John Cookson was born in 1934 and grew up in Southhampton, U.K. After fulfilling his British military service in Egypt, he joined the British Ordnance Survey as a civilian. In 1957, John emigrated to Canada and settled in Ottawa. John worked for Spartan Air Services before joining the Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) as a draftsman.
As a member of the CHS cartographic staff, John worked his way up through the ranks and became a supervising draftsman. In 1976, he joined the Training and Standards section where he was responsible for developing and teaching the drafting and reproduction portion of the CHS cartographic training courses. John also developed the drafting standards for CHS symbology. As a Cartographic Training Officer since 1976, John was well known by most CHS cartographic staff, having taught most of them on either Carto I or II.
Students from other countries, including Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, the Seychelles, Mauritius, Korea, South Africa and Nigeria also benefited from John's knowledge and expertise. John was also generous with his time and help for students on related navigation and seamanship courses.
In winter, John was an avid cross country skier and from spring to fall he spent much of his spare time on his cruiser berthed at Merrickville. He was an active member of the Britannia Power and Sail Squadron and also instructed there.
Source: Lighthouse, Fall 1992, p. 51.
Photos: Carto I 1977
D.J. (Derek) Cooper
1960 - classification in 1960:
Tides and Water Level
Section, Technician 2
Cdr. E. J. Cooper, C.M.
John Cooper, retired from the CHS in 1978 as Territorial Waters Officer. He had served during the war on HMS Churchill, and joined the CHS as a sailing directions writer. He became involved with the establishment of the straight baselines for the Territorial Sea and worked on the boundary negotiations with France in 1970s and United States in 1980s. He was part of the Canadian Delegation to the Third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea, attending sessions in New York, Geneva and Caracas. He was part of the Canadian team in a hearing at a Chamber of the International Court of Justice in The Hague for the maritime boundary in the Gulf of Maine (1980s) and at the ad hoc arbitration that decided the maritime boundary south and west of St. Pierre and Miquelon (1990s). In 1992, he was awarded a Member of the Order of Canada for his service to Canada. John was born May 16, 1921 and died February 18, 1999.
Sources: Lighthouse, Apr. 1979, p. 20.
John Cooper will best be remembered by Canada as the technical specialist that helped formulate Canadas 200 mile Exclusive Economic Zone thereby increasing Canadas jurisdiction by millions of square kilometres. John died in Ottawa after a short period in hospital on February 18th, 1999.
Edward John Cooper, known to his friends as John, was born in England on 16 May 1921. He joined the merchant marine as an officer cadet and at the outbreak of war transferred to the Royal Navy Reserve. He started as a Midshipman on Armoured Cruisers but by 1941 he was serving in H.M.S. Churchill, one of the 50 US Navy four-stacker destroyers transferred to the Royal Navy, and spent most of the war on convoy duty working with the Canadian group. John continued with the Royal Navy after World War 2 and saw service in the Korean conflict until he transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy in 1953.
He joined the Canadian Hydrographic Service in 1956 and continued his naval affiliations by being a reservist at H.M.C.S. Carleton, retiring as Commanding Officer. As a Sailing Directions officer in CHS he saw some field duties by visiting areas to collect information for Pilots and Sailing Directions. However, it was his navigating officers experience that caused him to become the Territorial Waters Officer responsible for defining the 3-mile territorial sea limit, and then 12-mile fishing zone limits on charts. As such, he attended the preparatory committee meetings for the Third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea and all of the many sittings of the Conference itself as it moved amongst New York City, Geneva and Caracas. Officially, he retired from the CHS in 1978 but received several contracts from External Affairs to continue with the Canadian delegation.
As the hydrographic expert on the Canadian negotiating teams, his role was essential in the bilateral boundary discussions with United States, France and Denmark. The Gulf of Maine dispute ended at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, and the St. Pierre and Miquelon question was resolved at an ad hoc hearing in New York City. The Danish question was concluded at the negotiating table in Ottawa and Copenhagen. The Canada-Greenland (Denmark) line is a masterpiece of agreeing to put aside technical problems that could not be resolved at that time no doubt an idea of the two technical experts Milan Thamsborg and John.
External Affairs sent John to help Trinidad, Dominica, Vanuatu, and Cook Islands with their maritime limits. For his devotion to the establishment and contribution to the recognition of Canadas maritime boundaries, he was awarded the Member of the Order of Canada in 1992.
He met his wife, Margaret, during the war where she was working at Bletchley on the ENIGMA (German cipher). They were married in 1943.
His love of things naval never really left him. He made model ships, including ones that he had sailed on and which he sailed by remote-controlled radio, and read constantly. After his eyesight failed, he continued with talking books from the library. His wife Margarets volunteer service with CNIB provided a wealth of understanding for his affliction.
We extend our deepest condolences to his wife Margaret and their three sons.
Source: Geomatica, Vol. 53, No. 4, 1999, pp. 472-3.
classification in 1960: Tech Off 6
1966 - Student Assistant - Trent Severn Waterway Survey, Ont (10 May to 7 Sept)
P.L. (Phil) Corkum
1944 - hired as 'seaman technical'
Cormier (French Navy)
surveyed Newfoundland in 19th Century
Mr. W.F. Cornish, R.N.
1892 - assistant on survey of East Cape,
Anticosti Island (chart 4430a)
former Chief Engineer of the Department of
Gerald J. Costello
1983 Strait of Belle Isle survey (FS 4962)
Capt. Joseph Couillard
1912 - Sailing Master, ARCTIC, magnetic surveys Hudson Bay
Mrs. E.M. Coulter
1973 - headed Chart Correction Unit, Pacific Region
Courmes (French Navy)
surveyed Newfoundland in 19th Century
1964 - Electronic Technician - CSS Baffin - 6 Oct - 25 Oct - Bay of Fundy survey
1966 - Technician - CSS Baffin - Tail of the Bank (16 May to 26 Aug)
1966 - Summer student - Marabell - Various BC locations -
from 2 June to 31 August
1965 - Hydrographic Assistant - CSS Wm J. Stewart - 8 June to 20 Oct
1965/66-Training-Hydro I (CHS Class Photo)
1970 - Acting Hydrographer-in-Charge - Rideau Waterway and Thousand Islands survey (1 Apr - 21 Oct)
1960 - classification in 1960: Tech Off 5 April 1963 (CHS org chart)- Chart Drafting and Reproduction, head Unit 1 (Technical Officer 5)
1946 - appointed as Student Draftsman, Headquarters
prior to 1904 Engineer in charge of St.
Lawrence Ship Channel (Public Works)
1908 - appointed to hydrographic staff, Victoria, surveys near Skeena
Joseph Cosford (Coxford?)
1912-13 - Chief Engineer, LA CANADIENNE, Lake
Cdr. H.L. Cox, R.N.
1860 - Boulton served under him, HMS CURACOA
C. Cranston (or T.C. Cranton)
1944 - hired as 'seaman technical'
Student Assistant - Ottawa River survey
1968 - Student Assistant - Georgian Bay survey, Ont (21 May to 30 Aug)
1961 - Headquarters Staff, Stenographer (typist 2).
April 1963(CHS org chart)- Compilation Services and Training ( Map Compiler and Computer 1)
Dr. William Crawford
Bill Crawford is a research scientist, and Head of the Hydrodynamics Applications Section in the Canadian Hydrographic Service, Pacific Region. During his 20 years in CHS at the Institute of Ocean Sciences he has been involved with tides and currents research, coastal oceanographic studies and oil spill predictions. He served as oceanographic editor of ATMOSPHERE-OCEAN, the research journal of the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, from 1989 to 1992, and has published about 50 scientific papers.
Source: Lighthouse, No. 55, Spring 1997, p. 19.
1930 - North shore of Gulf of St. Lawrence survey
Hon. T.A. Crerar
Sept. 14, 1936 - appointed Minister of Mines and Resources.
Gordon Lithgow Crichton
Born in Halifax, N.S. September 1881, Gordon Lithgow Crichton was educated in the public and high schools of this Atlantic Seaport before attending Dalhousie University in the course of Engineering. He was appointed to the Hydrographic Survey in June 1909 as a draftsman, and in September of that year was loaned to the International Waterways Commission as Canada's Chief Draftsman, with headquarters at Buffalo, N.Y. When the cartographic work on these boundary maps ended, Mr. Crichton returned to Ottawa March 1915 and was appointed Principal Map Draftsman of the Hydrographic Survey. While in Buffalo, he acquired considerable knowledge and experience with copper-plate engraving, and in 1921 was influential in having an Engraving Unit from the Printing Bureau attached to his Drafting Section. He was named Chief Draftsman in 1921; and in 1927, Chief, Charting Division. In 1940, the title of his position was changed to Chief, Chart Construction; and this office he held until his retirement from active duty with the Hydrographic Service in September 1946. For some years following his retirement Mr. Crichton was employed with the Nova Scotia Provincial Government. He died in Bradenton, Florida, December 23rd, 1965, aged 84 years.
Source: Soundings, August, 1966.
June 1909 - appointed draftsman with the Hydrographic Survey
1938 - SE Georgian Bay survey.
1960 - classification in 1960:Superv Draftsman 2
April 1963 (CHS org chart)- Drafting and Reproduction. Unit 2, Special Projects (Technical Officer Grade 3)
Clarence Melvin Cross
26 January, 1918 30 November, 2003
The following obituary appeared in the Dec. 06, 2003 edition of the Ottawa Citizen.
Born January 26th, 1918 in Chesterville, Ontario. Passed away peacefully on November 30th, 2003 after a brief illness at the Winchester District Memorial Hospital. Clarence obtained his BA. in math from Queens University, then completed his M.A. in physics at the University of Toronto. He was a senior federal public servant in the areas of hydrography and oceanography, retiring in 1976. His chief interests in retirement were genealogy and local history. Survived by Alice Cross of Victoria and children Ian Cross (Lee McMichael-Cross), Philip Cross, Julie Mackenzie (Ian) and Diane Cross. Fondly remembered by grandchildren Patrick, Alexander and Laura. The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to Dr. Adamson and the nurses of the Winchester District Memorial Hospital. A memorial visitation was held on Thursday, December 4th at 1 p.m. at the Trinity United Church on Water Street, Chestervllle, Ontario followed by a memorial service at 2 pm. in the church. Inurnment at a later date. Flowers are gratefully declined. If desired, donations can be made to the Winchester District Memorial Hospital or the Chesterville Historical Society or charity of choice. For more information, please call the Chesterville Funeral Home at 613-448-2120.
Born January 26th, 1918 in Chesterville, Ontario. Passed away peacefully on November 30th, 2003 after a brief illness at the Winchester District Memorial Hospital. Clarence obtained his BA in Math from Queens University, then completed his MA in Physics at the University of Toronto. He was a senior federal public servant in the areas of hydrography and oceanography, retiring in 1976. His chief interests in retirement were genealogy and local history, Survived by Alice Cross of Victoria, and children Ian Cross (Lee McMichael-Cross), Philip Cross, Julie Mackenzie (Ian) and Diane Cross. Fondly remembered by 3 grandchildren.
Source: Lighthouse, Ed. 65, Summer 2004
1958 - Superintendent - Tides and Inland Water Levels
1961 - Pacific Region, Storeman (Storeman 3)
1966 Hydrographic Assistant - CSS Baffin - Tail of the Bank (31 Aug to 19 Sept)
1966 Hydrographic Assistant - CSS Kapuskasing - Gulf of St Lawrence (24 Sept to 13 Oct)
1966/67-Training-Hydro I (Class Photo)
1967 - Hydrographer - Lake Surveillance Program
1968 - Hydrographer - Lake of the Woods survey, Ont.
1970 - Senior Hydrographer - Lower St Lawrence survey - 13 Apr to 3 Nov
Sev Crowther was most recently the Manager of Nautical Publications and Distribution in the Canadian Hydrographic Service, Pacific Region. He retired on March 31, 1994, after almost 42 years of service to CHS. He passed away on June 16, 1994 after a lengthy battle with cancer.
W.S. Crowther was born and raised in British Columbia. After graduating from high school, Sev started a long and distinguished career with the Federal Government as a student draughtsman on August 11, 1952 in the Civil Service Map Drafting School in Ottawa and after completing the training course, joined CHS as a draftsman/inker. For the first few years, he worked on field surveys in that capacity during the field season and when not in the field, worked in the drafting section with Els Walsh and Bill Covey. Once he came ashore, Sev rose through positions of increasing responsibility to the position of Head of the Cartographic Section and was instrumental in implementing the first drafting course in 1969. He was a great proponent of combining the duties of chart compilers and draughtsmen. Sev was also very active in the Public Service Alliance of Canada during the time the union was becoming the bargaining agent for many Federal employees. He was president of the Environment Component of PSAC when he met Diane Proulx who would become his wife.
In September 1974, Sev became head, Geoscience Mapping, and was responsible for GEBCO charts and Natural Resource Maps. In May 1977, he moved to pacific Region as Chief of Chart Production and in November 1978, he became Regional Chart Superintendent (changed to Manager, Nautical Publications and Distribution in 1991). Among his many achievements was the introduction of the first CHS Cruising Atlas designed for recreational boaters, which was introduced in 1986.
Outside of work, Sev's interests included gardening, travel, sports, and in particular children. When employed in Ottawa, Sev played Santa Claus at staff functions and delivered gifts to children of CHS employees at home on Christmas Eve. He continues that tradition when he moved to Pacific Region and over the last 15 years, hundreds of children have sat on his knee at the Annual IOS Children's Christmas Party and in various homes around town.
Source: The Canadian Surveyor, Winter 1987, p. 586.
classification in 1960: Draftsman 3
Mike Crutchlow was born in Coventry, England in February 1945 and emigrated to Canada in 1953. In 1969, Mike graduated from Algonquin College in Ottawa with a Civil Technology diploma. Shortly after that, he joined CHS as a full-time employee and went on to complete the Basic and Advanced hydrography courses offered by CHS. He has held several land survey commissions in Canada.
Source: 1998 Canadian Hydrographic Conference Proceedings, p. 2.
- Summer Student - CSS Baffin - Grand Bank of Nfld (22 May - 1 Sept) from EOIT
Miss M.L. Cumbers
fall 1929 - appointed to Tidal Survey
Robert H. Cunningham
1921 - transferred from Printing Bureau to CHS as an apprentice copper
Major Walter Alfred Cunningham
born 2 July 1898 in Scotland (1901 census)
The death occurred suddenly at his home in Ottawa December 9th 1965 of Major Walter Alfred Cunningham, a former Senior Copper-Plate Engraver with the Hydrographic Service prior to World War 2. Mr. Cunningham was an apprentice in the Engraving Section of the Printing Bureau in November 1913, and when an Engraving unit was attached to the Drafting Section of the Hydrographic Survey in 1921, Mr. Cunningham was transferred with other engravers to this Survey from the Bureau. About the year 1937, copper-plate engraving was being superseded in the cartographic industry by photo engraving on glass; and about 1953 plastic engraving was adopted and is still in use. Upon Major Cunningham's return from war duty in 1946, he was re-assigned from the Hydrographic Service to the map Compilation and Reproduction Division of the Department. At the time of his retirement June 28th 1963, he was in charge of the negative Correction and Colour Unit of this Division. At a farewell gathering on the occasion of his retirement, 'Walter' as he was best known, remarked, that he was the first in the Department to retire with fifty years of service without extensions. Also that the Cunningham Family (father, brother, and uncle) had contributed over 150 years of service to the profession of mapping. Walter's military service record was equally commendable and began in the Army Service Corps overseas in 1915. Until his retirement in 1958 from the Canadian militia as Major, he was very active in the Ottawa militia.
Source: Soundings, August, 1966.
1921 - transferred from Printing Bureau to CHS as junior copper plate
Walter C. Cunningham
born 22 Oct 1872 in Scotland (1901 census)
1911 - first chief of chart engraving at Public Works.
Education: B.A.Sc. (EE), UBC, 1970; M.Sc. (Physics - Oceanography), UBC, 1981.
Terry joined the Canadian Hydrographic Service in 1973. He is presently, Chief of Engineering Services in CHS Pacific, and Industrial Liaison Officer for the Institute of Ocean Sciences (IOS), at Sidney, B.C.) In the first capacity, he coordinates internal engineering developments in ocean acoustics, ocean optics, and geomatics technology (computers, communications, and positioning). In the latter capacity, he encourages the dialogue between workers at IOS and those in the private sector.
Source: Lighthouse, Spring 1994, p. 28.
1967 - Assistant Hydrographer - Georgian Bay survey, Ont - 9 Aug to 13 Oct
Photos: Hydro I 1967/68
1968 - Hydrographer - Revisory Surveys - Lake Ontario - resigned service 18 Sept
Miss D. Cuthbertson
1942 - appointed Student Draftsman at Headquarters.