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W.R. Lacell

• 1960 - classification in 1960: St. Draftsman

A.M. Lacey

• 1912 - Hudson Bay survey, MINTO
• Spring 1913 - died at his home in Sydenham, Ontario.

J. Lacombe

• 1964 – joined CHS, Drafting Section

George Wilfred LaCroix

1909 -

Wilf was born January 13, 1909 and brought up in Tisdale, Saskatchewan. He attended the University of Saskatchewan at Saskatoon from 1925 to 1930, graduating with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree.

He worked with the Saskatchewan Department of Highways in charge of a field survey unit at Yorkton for a year before joining the Canadian Hydrographic Service at Victoria. After reporting to H.D. Parizeau, the next several years were spent learning the arts and science of hydrography under very capable direction. In 1940, Wilf took over the Tidal Section of the Victoria office, previously an independent unit located in Vancouver, and conducted or supervised all the Pacific coast tidal work until 1953.

During this period, he conducted a number of essential wartime hydrographic surveys as well. Of these projects, the resurvey of Esquimalt Naval Base at a large scale and a new survey of the extensive channels among the islands of the Estevan Group were outstanding. He carried out several other surveys, needed for harbor defences, degaussing ranges, etc.

A highlight of the tidal work was an extensive field survey of the tidal phenomena in Seymour Narrows, where very strong currents occur. A suitable method for determining velocity was developed and currents of 13 knots were accurately measured. The anomaly of mean sea level that occurs in this place, because of the currents, was also investigated.

In 1953, Wilf resumed full time hydrographic duties again and, as hydrographer-in-charge of the CSS William J. Stewart, carried on the Pacific coast hydrographic surveys in the tradition of H.D. Parizeau, W.K. Willis and R.B. Young until mid-summer, 1959. It was during this period that an electronic positioning system was first successfully used for west coast hydrography. The Decca 6f equipment, which was installed aboard the CSS Wm.J. Stewart in 1957, was used to subsequently produce much detailed hydrography for portions of Hecate Strait that had not previously been surveyed.

During a four-year term as first regional hydrographer, Halifax, from 1959 to 1963, the Atlantic Region was formed and Bedford Institute came into being.

In September 1963, he assumed the position of superintendent, Hydrographic Field Requirements. In this capacity, he contributed further toward the efficient development of the Canadian Hydrographic Service during the next six years.

Wilf and his wife, Olive (also known as "Pete") have two married sons and one married daughter. His hobbies are photography and the construction of bird feeders. He dabbles in wine making and suggests that a popular technical tip might be the secret of producing a bottle of wine for 50 cents.

Mr. LaCroix, who retired on April 30, 1970, worked under a total of six Hydrographic Division chiefs during more than 39 years of continuous service.
Source: The Canadian Surveyor, June 1970, p. 253.

• 1931 - hired as Hydrographer Grade I.
• 1931-34 - West coast of Vancouver Island surveys.
• 1935-36 - Queen Charlotte Islands survey.
• 1937 - various Pacific coast surveys.
• 1939-April 1940 - Malaspina Strait survey.
• 1940-42 - acting Tidal and Current Surveyor (Pacific)
• 1941 - special defence surveys
• 1942 - Officer in Charge of PENDER, Esquimalt harbour survey
• 1943 - tidal studies in Vancouver Harbour, Saanich Inlet & Seymour Narrows
• 1944 - maintenance & inspection of tidal stations.
• 1945-47 - Tidal and Current Surveyor, Pacific office.
• 1945-47 - tidal surveys Seymour Narrows.
• 1958 - Hydrographer in Charge, Wm. J. Stewart, B.C.
• 1959 - first Regional Hydrographer, Atlantic Region
   1960 - Regional Hydrographer - Atlantic Region
•  1961 - Atlantic Region, Engineer (Engineer 6)
   1962 - Regional Hydrographer, Bedford Institute
•  April 1963 (CHS org chart)- Regional Hydrographer, Bedford Institute

A. LaFreniere

• 1908 - Engineer on steam launch JOSEPHINE, Lake of Two Mountains survey

B. Lagace

• 1968 - taken on strength - drafting unit - Ottawa

C.G. Lagasse

•  1967 - Hydrographic assistant (Casual) - western NS - 20 June to 31 Oct (from SMU)
   1968 - Casual till 24 June, then Hydrographic assistant till 11 Oct - Ship Harb. to Sheet Harb. eastern NS

• 1968/69-Training-Hydro I
   1969 - Hydrographer - CSS Maxwell - Atlantoc Provinces (Apr 1 - 6 June) trasfered to Eastern Arctic survey
   1969 - Hydrographer - C.D. Howe - Eastern Arctic, northern Labrador - Reconnaissabce
   1970 - Hydrographer - Lower St. Lawrence survey - 3 Aug to 31 Oct
•  1978-Instructor for Hydro I course
Photos: Hydro I 1968/69, Hydro I 1978

Addison Kerr Laing

• 1930 graduated in Civil Engineering
• 1930 – joined CHS as junior hydrographer ($1800/year)
• 1930 - Sable Island -Newfoundland surveys
• 1931 - detached party at Wakeham Bay
• 1932 - writing sailing directions at Headquarters
• winter 1933 - loaned to Tidal section
• 1934 - tidal current surveys, Lower St. Lawrence
• 1935 - North shore of Gulf of St. Lawrence survey.
• 1936 - promoted and transferred to Aids to Navigation Branch
• 1966 - retired, as Chief, Aids to Navigation.

D.J. Lambe

   1970 - Hydrographic Assistant - Shore Party # 3 - Pubnico - Yarmouth, NS (29 June - 12 Oct) to training
• 1970/71-Training-Hydro I
Photos: Hydro I 1970/71

R.A. Lamirande

• 1960 - classification in 1960: St. Draftsman
• April 1963 (CHS org chart)- Drafting and Reproduction, Unit 2, Group D (Draftsman Grade 1)

Mike Lamplugh

Mike Lamplugh is a senior hydrographer with 20 years in CHS [in 1998].  He has a B.Sc. (Math.) and B.Comm. from Dalhousie University.  Mike’s first exposure to multi-beam surveys was in 1987 on the vertical sweep vessel F.C.G. Smith and has since been on EM100, EM1000 and Reson SeaBat surveys.  Hew as also involved in the initial design of the HDCS component of HIPS in the early 1990s.  During the last year, he supervised the completion of the Creed (EM1000) survey on Browns Bank and is now overseeing the production of the raster images for use in Electronic Chart Systems.

 Source: 1998 Canadian Hydrographic Conference Proceedings, p. 7.
• 1978-Training-Hydro I
Photos: Hydro I 1978

H. Land

• 1943 - of Ship Channel
• 1943- tidal survey in Saguenay River.
• circa 1966 – Chief Engineer, River St. Lawrence Ship Channel, DOT, Montreal

J. Landon

    1970 - Student Assistant - Lower Ottawa River, Que - 18 June to 11 Sept (from St. Lawrence Institute)

G. Landry

• 1978-Training-Hydro I
Photos: Hydro I 1978

Louis Landry

• resident of Natashquan, P.Q., sailor on CARTIER
• 8 June 1931 - drowned on Netagamu River, North Shore of Gulf during a survey.

L.P.Landry

   1967 Hydrographic assistant - CSS Marabell - BC Coast - various locations (12 June to 6 Oct)
  • 1967/68-Training-Hydro I
Photos: Hydro I 1967/68
   1968 - Hydrographer (Tech 1) - CSS Wm J Stewart - West Coast, Numerous locations
   1969 - Hydrographer - CSS Marabell - B.C. various locations (15 April to 30 August) left party to attend UBC

Michael Lane, R.N.

• surveyor successor to Cook in Newfoundland
• surveys included in DesBarres "Atlantic Neptune" [Ritchie, The Admiralty Chart, p. 44]
• surveys credited in chart BA 232b
• 1767-71 – surveyed north shore of Gulf and in Labrador
• 1771 - surveys near Cape St. Charles, Lab.
• 1772-94 –surveyed along south coast of Newfoundland

Daniel Langelier

Daniel Langelier graduated in 1981 from Laval University, Quebec with a degree on Geodesy.  He became a land surveyor in 1982 and practiced his profession in the private sector.  In 1990, he came to CHS where he is currently Project Manager at CHS Laurentian Region at Mont Joli.
Source: 1998 Canadian Hydrographic Conference Proceedings, p. 7.

C.J. Langford

 • 1960 - classification in 1960: Tides and Water Level Section, Tech. Officer 2
•   April 1963 (CHS org chart)- Current Surveys (Technical Officer 3) will be transferred to Bedford Institute in 1963-64
   1966 (Field Program) Hydrographer in Charge, Charter Vessel - Bay of Fundy - tidal current survey

Robert (Bob) Langford

ROBERT LANGFORD - EMPLOYEE WORK HISTORY
BIRTH DATE: 13-Dec-47
MARITAL STATUS: Married
EDUCATION: 4 Year Bachelor of Technology
Ryerson Polytechnical Institute
Basic Hydrography - 1971
Hydrography II - 1976
CLS - 1986
JOINED: 19-May-70

ROBERT LANGFORD - EMPLOYEE WORK HISTORY

WORK YEAR        WORK ASSIGNMENT                                    HIC, MANAGER/SUPERVISOR 
1970 - May - Oct  Lake of the Woods - Morson                       C. Leadman
1971 - Mar - July  Lower St. Lawrence - Point au Pic              Bruce Wright
1971 - July - Dec  Playgreen Lake                                         J. V. Crowley
1972 - Jan - Aug   Playgreen Lake                                         R.C. Lewis
Sept 1972 - May 1973 Educational Leave
1973 - May - Aug  Thunder Bay Survey - Harbour Survey          J. McCarthy
1973 - Sept - Oct Chesterfield Inlet                                       Bruce Wright
1974 - April - May Polar Shelf - Eureka Sound                         Jack Wilson
1974 - May - June Lower St. Lawrence River - St Jean Port Jolie Bruce Wright
1974 - July - Oct  Chesterfield Inlet                                      Bruce Wright
1975 Rotation -    NOS Photobathymetry, Rockville Md
1976                   Lower St. Lawrence - Rimouski & Matane    Reg Lewis
1977                   Hudson Bay Survey - NARWHAL                   Reg Lewis
1978                   Hudson Bay Survey - NARWHAL                   Ed Thompson
1979                   Rotation & Polar Shelf                               Paul Davies
1980 - Mar - May  Polar Shelf                                               Paul Davies
1980 - May - Dec Quebec Region - Baie Comeau & Bay de Chaleurs Bob Langford
1981                  Hudson Bay Coastal Survey - Chesterfield Inlet ApBruce Wright
1982 - May - Aug Lake Huron Survey - Southern Lake Huron    Arnie Welmers
1982 - Sept & Oct Rideau Canal Survey                                Bob Marshal
1983                  Hudson Bay Survey - Belcher Islands           Jack Wilson
1984                  Rotation - Tidal Section                            Dennis St. Jacques
1985 - May - Aug Sault Ste. Marie - St Marys River                Arnie Welmers
                        - Batchawana Bay
1985 - Sept & Oct Dryden, Lakes Dinorwic & Wabagoon       Arnie Welmers
1986                 North Channel - North Channel - Bay of Isls John Medendorp
1987                 St. Lawrence River Survey - Cornwall         Ken Hipkin
1988 - Mar - July Hudson Bay - Great Whale                        Ed Thompson
1988                 Development Section                                Brad Tinney
1989 - 1998       Development - Programmer/Analyst            Keith Weaver
1999                 A/Head, EDP Systems                                Ed Lewis
2000 - 2004       A/Head, EDP Systems                                Keith Weaver
2005 Retired, May 24

FROM HYDROGRAPHIC RECORDS (field reports):

   1970 - Staff Trainee - Lake of the Woods survey ( may 19 to Oct 7)
• 1970/71-Training-Hydro I
• 1982 –Goderich Harbour survey
Photos: Hydro I 1970/71

 

G.L. Langille

• 1974/75-Training-Hydro I
Photos: Hydro I 1974/75

 

C.J. Lanteigne

• 1971/72-Training-Hydro I
Photos: Hydro I 1971/72

G. Lanthier

• 1967 - taken on strength - compilation unit - Ottawa

E. Lapointe

• 1910 - Lake Ontario survey, resigned at end of season.

La Porte (French Navy)

• surveyed Newfoundland in 19th Century

John B. Larkin

John Larkin moved to Pacific Region after working as a training officer in Ottawa and was the field data processor in CHS.
Source: Lighthouse, Spring 1994, p. 40.

• April 1963 (CHS org chart)- Central Region, Field Officer (as Technical Officer 1)
• 1964 - Hydrographer in Charge, CSL Cygnet, Shore party, Ottawa River
• 1966 - Staff assignment, Central Region - On rotation from field work
   1966 - Training - Hydro i - Ottawa
   1967 - Senior Assistant -  Murray Trent Canals survey Ont (9 May to 8 Oct)
• 1967 - Joined the training staff in Ottawa as Assistant Training Officer
   1970 - Hydrographer (Observer) - Lower St. Lawrence survey - 16 Aug to 28 Aug
• 1973 - HIC - shoreparty - launch TERN - Haro Strait, Esquimalt
Photos: Hydro I 1966/67, Hydro I 1967/68, Hydro I 1968/69, Hydro I 1969/70, Hydro I 1970/71

Jim Larose

- 1995

Jim started his career with CHS as a cartographer at Headquarters. In the late seventies, Jim moved to Scotia-Fundy Region. After he retired a few years ago, Jim returned to Ottawa.
Source: Lighthouse, Fall 1995, p. 57

• 1960 - classification in 1960: Map Compiler and Computer 1
•   April 1963 (CHS org chart)- Compilation Services & Training (Map Compiler and Computer).

L.R. Lasnier

   1967 - Hydrographic Assistant - Trent Severn Waterway (Ont) - 15 Aug to 15 Oct
• 1967/68-Training-Hydro I
Photos: Hydro I 1967/68
   1968 - Hydrographer - St. Lawrence River Survey, Ont and Que 
   1970 - Hydrographer - Great Lakes revisory surveys - 4 May to 10 Oct

Lavard (French Navy)

• surveyed Newfoundland in 19th Century

J.C. Lavoie

• 1946 - Chief Engineer, ACADIA

 

R.B. Lawrence

   1964 - Hydrographer, in charge of sub-party - CSS Cartier - Beaverstone Bay, Great Lakes survey
   1965 - Hydrographer, CSS Maxwell, CHL Eider - Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Gulf of St Lawrence
• 1966 - Hydrographer - DOT ships - Eastern Arctic

Horace Heatherington Lawson

• Born 2 February 1889 at Toronto, son of James F. Lawson
• 5 foot, 8 inches tall, weighed 140 lbs.
• RMC classmate of Wm. J. Stewart's
• 1910 - Lake Ontario survey
• 1911 - Port Nelson (Hudson Bay) survey.
• 1912 - Hudson Bay survey, MINTO
• 1913 - transferred to Lake Superior survey.
• 1914 - ill while on Lake Superior survey.
• Fall 1914 - joined Second Contingent, went to RMC and went overseas.
• 1917-42 - Professor of Civil Engineering and Astronomy at Royal Military College, Kingston
[Men & Meridians, Vol. 2, p. 256]
Lawson Island (Lake Superior) (48° 45’N, 86° 55’W)

Janet Lawson

 • 1989-Training-Hydro I
Photos: Hydro I 1989

Lieut. J.R. Lay, R.N.

• 1900-01 - on HMS EGERIA, Johnstone Strait (chart BA 3260, 3333, BA 3387)

Le Clerc (French Navy)

• surveyed Newfoundland in 19th Century

Charles M. ("Chuck") Leadman

1917 - 2003

Chuck will always be remembered for the dedication to accurate work, his straight forward approach to almost everything in life but mostly for his irreverence of modern society. He balanced this with a subtle sense of humour that never left him.

He was a second generation hydrographer. His father, Heaman L. Leadman was the hydrographer who finally put the deadly Superior Shoal, on Lake Superior, on the chart and ended his career as Superintendent of Hydrography.

In about 1950 Chuck graduated from the University of New Brunswick with a degree in forestry. He then joined Topographic Surveys where he stayed for two years before joining the Canadian Hydrographic Service.

His career in the CHS, from about 1953 to 1973, saw him deal with a wide variety of surveys. First he was assistant on arctic surveys with D'Arcy Charles on board the Algerine. That was followed by time on the Acadia off Newfoundland under C.H. Martin and D. LeLievre. Further shoreparty work with G. Lowe and L. Hunter kept him working in Newfoundland a little longer.

When he became Hydrographer-in-Charge of surveys he spent time in Prince Edward Island, Lake Winnipeg, the St. Lawrence Seaway survey and Lake of the Woods among other assignments. One of the more interesting highlights must have been the responsibility for safety of navigation around the Montreal Expo 1967 site.

Office projects he was involved with were the writing of the CHS Survey Manual as well as Sailing Directions for the Richeleau River and the Trent Canal System. Toward the end of his career he joined Staff Training in Ottawa.

Chuck had resisted moving to Burlington with his family when Central Region was relocated there. For the sake of a few years he did not want to cut ties with Ottawa and instead spent the working week in Burlington and the week-ends at home with his family.

In Ottawa he lived with his family in the house he had inherited from his father in 1966. He was an ardent Ottawa football fan. In W.W.II he had been a bombardier with the RCAF and maintained his interests in aviation by frequent walks near the airport, watching the coming and going of air traffic, and following the annual air shows.

Source: Lighthouse, Edn 64, Winter 2003

•  born 29 Dec 1917, died 19 July, 2003 at Ottawa
•  served in RCAF during World War 2
• 1957-59 - surveyed Cascumpeque Bay, PEI (chart 4492)
• 1960 - classification in 1960: Tech Off 5
• 1961 - surveyed Cascumpeque Bay, PEI (chart 4492)
• 1962 - Launch PETREL
•  April 1963 (CHS org chart)- Central Region, Field Officer (Technical Officer 5)
• 1965 - Hydrographer in Charge, SHAG, St Lawrence River,  Montreal to Quebec City
   1966 - Hydrographer in Charge - St Lawrence River Survey - Montreal Harbour, Small boat channel to Montreal Expo
   1967 - Hydrographer in Charge - Murray Trent Canals, Ont. surveys (17 April to 20 Oct)
   1969 - Hydrographer in Charge - Lake of the Woods Survey, Ont (May 20 to Oct 10)
   1970 - Hydrographer in Charge - Lake of the Woods survey, Ont (May 11 to Oct 10)
• 1971/72-Training-Hydro I
Photos: Hydro I 1971/72

Heamen Lawrence Leadman
1887 - 1967

  born 7 December 1887 in Ontario (1901 census)

• 1913-20 - Lake Superior survey
• 1914-15 – Byng Inlet survey (FS 350)
• 1921 - Magdalen Islands survey.
• 1922 - Eastern Shore, Nova Scotia, surveys
• 1924-25 - Magdalen Islands survey
• 1925-26 - Mingan Strait survey
• 1927 - Gulf of St. Lawrence North Shore survey.
• 1928 - Officer in Charge of Great Slave Lake survey.
• 1929-31 - Officer in Charge of BAYFIELD (II), Magdalen Islands survey.
• 1930 - Officer in Charge of BAYFIELD (II), Lake Superior (Superior Shoal) survey
• 1932-34 - Officer in Charge of CARTIER, Magdalen Islands survey.
• 1935 - Officer in Charge of CARTIER, Cape Breton-Magdalen Is. survey.
• 1936 - surveyed Ingonish Harbour, N.S. (chart 4365)
• 1936-37 - Officer in Charge of CARTIER, north coast Cape Breton survey.
• 1937 - surveyed St. Anns Harbour, N.S. (chart 4368)
• 1938 - Officer in Charge of CARTIER, Northumberland Strait survey.
• 1938-39 - surveyed Guyon Island to Flint Island, N.S. (chart 4375)
• 1939 - Officer in Charge of CARTIER, east coast Cape Breton survey.
• fall 1939 - Officer in Charge of shore party Northumberland Strait.
• 1939 - surveyed Shediac Harbour (chart 4478)
• 1940 - Officer in Charge, Northumberland Strait survey
• 1940-42 - surveyed Amet Sound, N.S. (chart 4497)
• 1941 - Officer in Charge of Newfoundland surveys.
• fall 1941 - granted leave of absence, employed in war work with Hughes Owens in Ottawa
• 1944 - returned to CHS
• 1944 - reviewed boat & ship requirements, oversaw conversion of DAWSON.
• 1944 - wrote MacKenzie River Pilot
• 1945 - inspected ships, drew plans for new launches
• Jan. 1946 - visited Midland to find replacement for CARTIER
• 1946 - Officer in Charge of Northumberland Strait survey
• 1947 - surveyed Merigomash Harbour, N.S. (chart 4445)
• 1947-48 - Officer in Charge of ACADIA in Gulf of St. Lawrence
• 1947-48 - surveyed Cape George to Pictou, Northumberland Strait (chart 4404)
• 1948 - surveyed St. Paul Island, N.S. (chart 4450)
• 1948-52 - Ships and Hydrography Section
   1952 - Marine Superintendent
            died at age 79
Leadman Island (Lake Superior) (48° 41’N, 86° 56’W)

Captain (later Vice Admiral) F.C. Learmonth C.B., C.B.E., R.N.

Learmonth served one commission in command of the EGERIA employed on surveys on this coast.  He became Hydrographer of the Navy in 1919. A post he held till 1924.

• 1906 – surveyed Port Simpson, B.C. (chart BA3678)
• 1906-07 - Officer in charge of HMS EGERIA
• 1907-09 - HMS EGERIA, survey of Dixon Entrance/Hecate Strait (chart BA 1737, 1923, BA3754)
Learmonth Bank (54° 28’N, 133° 05’W)
Learmonth Island (53° 41’N, 132° 27’W)
Mount Learmonth (52°41’N, 128° 38’W) possibly

G.C. LeBlanc

• 1961 - Tides and Water Levels, Technician (Clerk 2)
• April 1963 (CHS org chart)- Tides and Water Levels, Tidal Reductions (as Assistant Technician 3)

Clem Leclerc

•1930(s) - worked on Hydrographic launch
source: 2006 e-mail from John Ough

 

A.R. Lee

• 1913-15 - water level studies St. Lawrence River
• 1913-23 - in Automated Gauges Section
• December 1923 - resigned.
• 1924 - died due to illness.

P.O. Lee

    1969 - Hydrographic Assistant (TIRL) - CSS Wm J Stewart - BC locations (15 Apr to 10 Oct)
• 1969/70-Training-Hydro I
Photos: Hydro I 1969/70
   1970 - Hydrographer - Revisory surveys, West Coast - (15 April - 16 Oct)

R.B. Lee

• 1912 - appointed as junior assistant in Tidal Survey.
• 1912-28 - in Tidal Survey section
• 1932-34 - tidal-current survey, Lower St. Lawrence River.
• 1935 - installed tide gauges in Newfoundland.
• 1936-37 - tidal-current survey Lower St. Lawrence River
• 1940 - North shore of Gulf tidal stations.
• 1947 - appointed Chief, Tides and Current Surveys.

Capt. I. Lefebvre

• 1904 - Pilot of steam launch JOSEPHINE, Lake St. Louis survey.

Brian Lefort

• 1976-Training-Hydro I
Photos: Hydro I 1976

C.W. LeFresne

1968 - Hydrographic Casual - CSS Acadia - Nfld (29 May to 31 Oct)

M.R. Leitch

• 1969/70-Training-Hydro I
Photos: Hydro I 1969/70

D.D. (Dick) LeLievre

Dick Lelievre joined the CHS in May 1948. It did not take Dick long to work his way up to HIC on various ships, such as the Theron, Acadia, Algerine, Baffin, Kapuskasing, and Minna. Dick originally comes from the rocky shores of Inverness, Cape Breton. He was one of the first graduates of the Nova Scotia Land Survey School in Lawrencetown, under the direction of Major J.A.H. Church. Actually, Dick has had many 'firsts'. He was HIC on one of the first Hi-Fix surveys (Chaleur Bay, 1963); and he was on board the HMCS Labrador on her first trip through the Northwest passage. Dick retired from CHS in July 1981.

Source: Lighthouse, Nov. 1981, p. 43.

• 1951 - St. Lewis Sound (Lab.) survey (FS 2274)
• 1952-53 - Cape Spear area.
• 1954 - on HMCS LABRADOR in Northwest Passage
• 1955 - surveyed Trinity Bay, Nfld. (chart 4571, 4577)
• 1959-60 - Surveyed Sacred Bay, Nfld. (chart 4511)
• 1960 - classification in 1960: Tech Off 6
• April 1963 (CHS org chart)- Central Region, Field Officer ( Technical Officer 7)
• 1964-66 - surveyed Petit-Rocher & Belledune Wharves, N.B. (chart 4414)
• April 1965 - transferred from Production Analysis Section at Ottawa to BIO
   1965 - Hydrographer-in-Charge, CSS Kapuskasing - Chaleur Bay, NB and Que
   1966 - HIC, CSS Kapuskasing - Nova Scotia, Gulf of St Lawrence (NB and Que)
   1969 - HIC - CSS Kapuskasing - Nova Scotia shore party (i May - 6 June) - NFLD Fogo Isl (9 June - 15 Nov)
   1970 - HIC - CSS Kapuskasing - Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Northumberland Strait (22 May - 30 Oct)

M.M.R. Lemay

•  1961 - Chart Production, Clerk (Clerk3)
• April 1963 (CHS org chart)- Chart Distribution (Clerk 3)

Ron Lemieux

• 1964 – joined CHS, Compilation Section
• 1967/68 - Working level compiler - Ottawa (also in Aids section)

J. Lenning

• 1966 - Joined CHS
• 1967/68 - working level draftsman - Ottawa

R. LePage

• 1966 - CSS Kapuskasing - Gulf of St Lawrence (29 Aug to 27 Oct)

Royal LeSage

• born 25 November 1882 in Quebec (1901 census)

• graduate in Civil Engineering
• 1904 - came from Railways & Canals upon amalgamation, Lake St. Louis survey.

G.E. Leslie

• 1931 - transferred from National Resources Branch, Dept. of the Interior as an experienced draftsman.
• 1939 - listed as a Senior Map Draftsman
• May 1940 - listed as Principal Map Draftsman
• 1946 - Chief, Chart Compilation

E.N. Letwinetz

• 1965 - Student Assistant (16 May - 4 Sept) from S.A.I.T - Trent-Severn Waterway survey, Ontario

Y. Levesque

• 1973-Training-Hydro I
Photos: Hydro I 19

Bruce Lewis

• 1985-Training-Hydro I
Photos: Hydro I 1985

J.B.T. Lewis

• 1921 - temporarily hired as Instrumentman, Lake Melville survey
• 1922 - Hecate Strait survey
• March 1924 - resigned.

Capt. John N. Lewis

1934-2001

Capt. John Neville Lewis, 66, of Bedford, N.S., died suddenly and peacefully at home February 4, 2001. He is survived by his wife, Rita Olivia Lewis; sons, Julian and Giles (wife Louise) Aucland-Lewis, both of England; and a daughter, Sara and her husband Scott Wickenden, Hamilton, Ont  Captain Lewis had been a skipper on various ships over many years including the Baffin, the Dawson, the Hudson and Terry Fox.  He was also involved in the sailing of the Louis-St Laurent to Europe. 

R.C. Lewis

• 1960 - classification in 1960: Tech Officer 1
• April 1963 (CHS org chart)- Central Region, Field Officer (as Technical Officer 2) will be transferred to Bedford Institute in 1963-64.
   1964 - Hydrographer - CSS Kapuskasing - Chaleur Bay
   1965 - Hydrographer - CSS Kapuskasing - Chaleur Bay (NB and Que)
• 1966 (Staff assignment, Atlantic Region) - Rotation
   1968 - Hydrographer - CCGS d'Iberville Eastern Arctic survey
   1970 - Hydrographer - Baffin - Arctic Survey ( 8 July - 16 Oct) 

Andrew E. Leyzack

Currently [2002] as a multi-disciplinary hydrographer with the Canadian Hydrographic Service, Central and Arctic Region, Andrew holds an honours diploma as Hydrographic Survey Technologist from Humber College and brings 13 years of experience in the field of hydrography to the CIG Council, including three years acting as Hydrographer-in-Charge of Western Arctic Surveys.  He is President of the Canadian Hydrographic Association and Vice Chair, Administration and Communication, FIG Commission IV.  Andrew is at present, a candidate for a Canada Lands Surveyor commission.

 Source: Geomatica, Vol. 56, No. 3, 2002, p. 302.

Peter Lielland

• 1976-Training-Hydro I
Photos: Hydro I 1976

A. Lighthall

• 1909 - Hydrographic Assistant to F. Anderson, BAYFIELD II, Lake Ontario survey.

Charles Linter

• 1884 - Chief Engineer, BAYFIELD
• 16 March 1886 - died suddenly and replaced by Mr. John Nisbet.
• Linter Island (46° 06'N, 82° 10'W), Linter Rock (45° 57'N, 81° 34'W) named after him 

Ed Lischenski

1935 - 2001

Ed was born in Pine River, Manitoba, February 13, 1935.  He joined the Navy in 1952, and served in Nova Scotia and Esquimalt.  He then joined the Federal Public Service in 1956, and started with the Department of Mines and Natural Resources, spending the next 36 years with the Canadian Hydrographic Service.  Ed considered himself fortunate to spend 18 of those years at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography.  Ed had many friends in Nova Scotia.  He was always quick to help them with their home renovations and carpentry.  He was a good carpenter and a wonderful cook.  After retiring in 1991, he moved back to his home-town of Winnipeg, He was active in the Federal Superannuates National Association and was elected Deputy Regional Director of that association in 1994.  He was also active in the Optimists Club of Assiniboia, spending a number of years as President.  He died March 3, 2001 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

 Sources: Lighthouse, Spring 2001, Ed. 59.
                CHS Tattler, Summer 2001
  • 1960 - classification in 1960: Asst Liph 2
  • April 1963 (CHS org chart)- Chart Drafting and Reproduction, Typesetting and Printing (Lithographic Assistant 3)

Vincent Liska
1921 - 1950

Born: 4 Dec 1921, Czech Republic
Died: 4 Dec 1950, lost at sea while serving on board HMCS Cayuga (Korea)
1944 - Crewman - Wm J Stewart (was on board when ship struck Ripple Rock in Seymore Narrows)
10 Aug 1946 - enlisted Royal Canadian Navy - able seaman
6 June 1952 - Liska Islet (formerly Scrub Island) in northern BC named for him
source: email from Earl McManus (2007), Geographical Names Website, Veterans Affairs Website

 

B.G. Little

• 1960 - classification in 1960: Map Compiler and Computer 1
• April 1963 (CHS org chart)- Compilation Services and Training (Map Compiler and Computer 2)

David Livingstone

• 1974/75-Training-Hydro I
Photos: Hydro I 1974/75

Mike Lloyd

• 1990-Training-Hydro I
Photos: Hydro I 1990

J. Lockerbie

• 1966 - CSS Kapuskasing - New Brunswick - 26 June to 31 July

G. Lockhard

• 1964 - 24 Aug - 9 Oct, attached to CSS Kapuskasing - Chaleur Bay

Lockwood, R.N.

• surveyed in Maritime Provinces in 19th Century

Lieut. H.C. Lockyer, R.N.

• 1896 - survey of Lark Harbour (Bay of Islands, Nfld) (chart BA 1209)

Hans Logan

• 1908 - Member of Parliament, requested survey of Amherst, N.S.

J.R. Logan

• 1964 - Student Assistant (26 May - 4 Sept) from NS Land Survey School - CSS Maxwell - NS,NB, Que

Ron F. Logan

-1987

Ron retired in 1985 after 35 years with the Canadian Hydrographic Service. He passed away in November 1987.
Source: Lighthouse, Spring 1988, p. 74.

• 1954 - surveyed St. Peter's Bay, N.S. (chart 4336)
• 1954 (-56?) - surveyed Canso Harbour, N.S. (chart 4281)
• 1955 - HIC Shore party, CHL WIDGEON and MERGANSER surveyed Rustico and New London Bays, PEI (chart 4467)
• 1956 - HIC - Shore  party, CHL WIDGEON and MERGANSER, Tracadie to Beaver Point and Malpeque Bay, PEI.
• 1960 - classification in 1960: Tech Off 5
• April 1963 (CHS org chart)- Central Region, Field Officer (Technical Officer 5)
   1964 (27 April to 8 May) - St Lawrence River survey - replaced by R.P. Golding
• 1966 - assisted Chuck Leadman's survey of the St. Lawrence River (Montreal to Quebec City)

W.K. Lomox (or Lomax)

    1964 - Hydrographic Assistant (?) - CSS Marabell - April - West Coast
•  1964 - Hydrographic Assistant (?) - Wm J Stewart - BC - May to August
    1966 - Field assignment, Pacific Region - Parry
   1968 - electronic technician - Marabell - Departure Bay, BC (16 April to 17 May)

R. Longbottom

• 1963 - Coxswain - CSS Richardson - Western Arctic
   1964 - Quartermaster - RICHARDSON - Pelly Island to Cape Parry, Western Arctic

J.E. Longley

• 1964 - Summer student from Lawrencetown - CSS Acadia - PEI, NS, Nfld (24 May - 31 Aug)

E. Longtin

• graduate in Civil Engineering
• 1906 - Lake Superior survey.

Lowe

• 1960 - Officer in Charge of THETA, Bay of Fundy & Lancaster Sound.

George Everett Lowe

- 1968

• 1930 - Magdalen Islands & St. John River survey.
• 1931-33 - St. John River survey.
• 1934 - Magdalen islands survey.
• 1935 - St. John River survey.
• 1936-38 - North Shore of Gulf of St. Lawrence survey.
• 1938 - revisory survey at Lockeport, N.S.
• 1939 - NE arm of Gulf of St. Lawrence
• fall 1939 - Officer in Charge of Mahone Bay survey
• 1940 - Port Hebert survey
• 1941 - Officer in Charge of sub-party in Bay of Fundy
• 1941 - surveyed Alma, N.B. (chart 4337)
• 1941 - surveyed Parrsboro Harbour (chart 4399)
• 1942-43 - Officer in Charge of LaHave River survey
• 1944 - Officer in Charge of Mahone Bay survey.
• 1945 - Officer in Charge of Halifax and Mahone Bay surveys.
• 1945-46 - surveyed St. Margaret's Bay, N.S. (chart 4386)
• 1946 - Officer in Charge of St. Margaret's Bay & Halifax survey
• 1947 - Officer in Charge of Halifax survey.
• 1947 - Officer in Charge of Yarmouth survey. (FS 1725)
• 1948 - surveyed Friar Roads, N.B. (chart 4346)
• 1948-49 - surveyed Grand Manan, N.B. (chart 4340, 4342)
• 1949 - Officer in Charge of FORT FRANCES
  1950 - Officer in Charge of FORT FRANCES, vicinity of Halifax
• 1951-4 - Officer in Charge of Placentia Bay surveys (chart 4615)
• 1952 - Officer in Charge of Burin & Terrenceville, Nfld. survey (chart 4612, 4616)
• 1952-53 - Officer in Charge of St. Lawrence & Lamaline surveys (chart 4642)
• 1953 - Officer in Charge of C. Anguille survey (chart 4682) 
• 1954 - Officer in Charge- FORT FRANCES, St. Pierre & Miquelon survey (chart 4626)
• 1955 - Officer in Charge of FORT FRANCES (till August then turned over to C.H. Martin)
• 1960 - Supervisor, Equipment and Launches
   1958 - listed on mail as Marine Superintendent
• 1961 - Headquarters Staff, Engineer (Engineer 5)
• 26 November 1968 - died

W.A. Lowe

• 1966 - Student Assistant - CSS Maxwell- Atlantic Provinces and Quebec (20 May to 3 Sept) from EOIT, Ottawa

H.R. Lumsden

• 1947 - appointed as Student Assistant
• 1947 - Northumberland Strait survey.

L.J. Lumsden

• 1964 - Student Assistant (Hydrographer) - CSS Marabell - West Coast

Capt. J.F. Lunan

• June 1908 - took over as Sailing Master of BAYFIELD (II), after grounding in Nipigon Bay.
• 1909 - Sailing Master, BAYFIELD (II), Lake Ontario/ Lake Superior survey.
• 1910 - replaced as Sailing Master by Capt. Wm. McQuade.

Barry M. Lusk, C.L.S., Mht., ACSM

1937 -

Autobiography

                                     I I was born in Nelson, British Columbia in 1937. Subsequently, I moved to Grand Forks where I completed my High School education. I then attended the University of British Columbia for one year and then took a survey course in Victoria. This course was sponsored by the British Columbia government and the Federal government. Upon completion of this course I  was offered employment by the Topographic Survey group with the provincial government and spent 2 years with them. We carried out mountain surveys in B.C. and the Yukon in support of land mapping.

I joined the Canadian Hydrographic Service in May 1960 and served aboard the C.C.S. Wm. J. Stewart during my first season. The "Stewart" was carrying out Range/Range Decca 6F surveys in Hecate Strait. Conventional launch surveys were also conducted in many unsurveyed bays in the southern portion of the Queen Charlotte Islands. What an interesting time.

I went on to serve as Hydrographer in Charge in many West Coast and Arctic surveys as outlined below. In 1985, I was the first Hydrographer in Charge of the newly commissioned "John P. Tully" and carried out important surveys in Canada's Beaufort Sea in support of Canada's oil exploration. I also, in the 70's, was in charge of multidiscipline survey aboard the C.S.S. Parizeau off the coast of British Columbia in support of an offshore oil tanker route. The surveys, which were a joint Canadian and American effort, began off the coast of Washington State in 1975 and progressed north off the coast of Alaska in 1978. The resultant information was used to improve safety of coastal tanker and nuclear submarine traffic

 I retired in March 1994 after 34 years of hydrographic surveys on the Pacific Coast and Canada's Western Arctic.

 Presently I have a consulting business.

Some other accomplishments are listed below:

I was the first National Secretary/Treasurer of the Canadian Hydrographers Association, later called the Canadian Hydrographic Association, in its founding year of 1966. I continued to take an active part in CHA activities and was many times the Pacific Branch Vice President and branch executive. I was National President of the CHA for one three year term from 1987 to 1989. While National President I initiated the CHA/CIDA professional sponsorship of a program to assist developing countries, like Jamaican and Malaysian, acquire accreditation to teach at the IHO/FIG approved Cat A and Cat B levels. I created the CHA student award for deserving students and managed this award since it's inception. Twelve university or college students have received the $2000 award. I built the association from the original 5 branches to 8 branches (1990) and negotiated a non –profit designation for the CHA. As National President I assisted with the first independent CHA branch sponsored Canadian Hydrographic Conference in Vancouver in 1988. I also negotiated an annual $5,000 grant from the Canadian Hydrographic Service to support CHA activities.

In 1974 I wrote and passed the tests necessary to be certified as a Master Home trade Steamship and was declared competent to take charge of a ship. However, as a practicing surveyor and CHS policy, no multi functional positions were allowed.

In 1981 I wrote and passed the tests necessary to be commissioned a Canada Lands Surveyor and in 1986 was accredited by the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping as an inshore/offshore hydrographer and was issued certificate numbers 34 and 35.

Below is a list of areas worked and positions held.

 1960                             Joined the Canadian Hydrographic Service, West Coast. Carried out Decca Surveys aboard the Wm. J. Stewart in Hecate Strait. Junior Surveyor. TO 2. 

1961                             Launch surveyors aboard CSS Marabell. Surveys in Strait of Georgia. In charge of launch.

1962                             Launch surveyor aboard CSS Marabell. Surveys on Canada’s west coast, Nasoga Gulf and Iceberg Bay. In charge of launch.

1963                             Launch Surveyor aboard CSS Marabell. West Coast surveys north of Prince Rupert. In charge of launch.

1964                             Launch Surveyor and 2IC of CSS Marabell. Surveys in Quatsino Sound and other Island locations.

1965                              Launch Surveyor CSS Marabell. Surveys on West Coast of Canada. (T.O. 3)

1966                              CCGS Camsell. Hydrographer in Charge, surveys aboard this vessel in Canada’s Western Arctic.

1967                              Hydrographer in Charge, shore based surveys of Sooke Harbour and aboard CCGS Camsell in Canada’s Western Arctic.

1968                              Hydrographer in Charge, shore based surveys and 2IC of Wm. J. Stewart for surveys of Canada’s West Coast.  (TO 4)

1969                              Rotational assignment Canada’s west coast.

1970                              Hydrographer in Charge. Surveys of Port Alberni, Gold River, Silva Bay and Esquimalt Harbour. Other surveys West Coast of Canada.

1971                              Hydrographer in Charge, Revisory Surveys Canada’s west coast.

1972                              Hydrographer in Charge, Alert Bay, Gabriola Passage and Campbell River. Shore based.

1973                              Hydrographer in Charge, CSS Revisor undertaking surveys in Fisherman’s Cove and Vancouver Harbour.

1974                              Hydrographer in Charge, CSS Richardson carrying out surveys in Cortes Bay Whiterock Passage, Van Anda Cove and Seymour and Belize Inlet.

1975                              Hydrographer in Charge, CSS Parizeau carrying out surveys in support of the oil tanker route off Vancouver Island.

1976                              Hydrographer in Charge, CSS Parizeau carrying out surveys off the west coast of Vancouver Island.

1977                              Rotational assignment and established coastal horizontal control off the west coast of the Queen Charlotte Islands.

1978                              Hydrographer in Charge, shore based surveys in Vancouver Harbour, Roberts Bank, and False Creek.

                                      Hydrographer in Charge, CSS Parizeau, continuing multidiscipline surveys off Canada’s west coast.

1979                              Hydrographer in Charge, surveys of Harrison Lake. Shore Based surveys.

1980                              Rotational assignment and acted as scientific authority on contract surveys.

1981                              Hydrographer in Charge, Barge Pender carrying out surveys in Okisollo Passage. Hydrographer in Charge, CSS Richardson in Skidegate Inlet, Campbell River and Whale Rock

1982                              Hydrographer in Charge, Revisory and Conventional surveys in James Bay and Victoria Harbour.

1983                              Acting Regional Field Superintendent.

1984                              Hydrographer in Charge, surveys of Sushwap Lake and Mara Lake.

1985                              First Hydrographer in Charge, CSS John P. Tully on her maiden voyage into the western Arctic. Carried out surveys in Kugmallit Bay.

1986                              Scientific Authority; contract surveys of Requisite Channel.

1987                              Acted for Field Superintendent for extended period this year.

1988                              Hydrographer in Charge, CSS John P. Tully,  surveys of the Beaufort Sea.

1989                              Scientific Authority, contract surveys in the Arrow Lakes. Established horizontal control on the Arrow Lakes.

1990                              Acting Regional Field Superintendent

1991                              Hydrographer in Charge, surveys of the Fraser River.

1992                              Scientific Authority, contract surveys of Bull Harbour.

1993                              Hydrographer in Charge, CSS John P. Tully for Western Arctic surveys of Coppermine and Ice Breaker Channel.   

                         

Barry Lusk retired from the position of hydrographer in charge for the western Arctic and contract surveys on March 31, 1994. He began as a hydrographer on the William J. Stewart surveying the west coast of the Queen Charlottes, and completed his career as HIC on the John P. Tully for the survey of the western Arctic in the summer of 1993. Barry served for several years as president of the Canadian Hydrographic Association.

Source: Lighthouse, Spring 1994, p. 40.

Additional info from field reports:
   1966 - Hydrographer -Wm J Stewart (18 April to 2 July) - Strait of Georgia and Edye Passage to Bell Passage
   1966 - Hydrographer in Charge - CCGS Camsel - western Arctic including Spence Bay (12 July to 18 Sept)
   1966 - Hydrographer - Marabell (24 Sept to 15 Oct) - Portland Inlet, Prideaux Haven 
   1967 - Hydrographer in Charge - Sooke Harbour and Approaches (17 Apr - 10 June and 10 Sept - 20 Oct) 
   1970 - Hydrographer in Charge - Revisory surveys, West Coast (15 April - 16 Oct)

Graham Lutwick

• 1989-Training-Hydro I
Photos: Hydro I 1989

Commander W.O. Lyne, R.N.

• 1911 - engaged to be Officer in Charge of Hudson Bay survey but withdrew his services

Knut Lyngberg

Knut Lyngberg has been a field hydrographer with the Pacific Region of the CHS since 1981. He hold a Diploma in survey Technology from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. As part of completing his Canada Lands Surveyors Commission, he studied the positioning accuracy of Loran-C along the A-B line in Dixon Entrance.

Source: Geomatica, Spring 1994, p. 130.
• 1982-Training-Hydro I
Photos: Hydro I 1982