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Table of Contents

Contents


Preface 9

INTRODUCTION
Steel Shipbuilding in British Columbia 11

CHAPTER I
Those Shipbuilding McLarens 26

CHAPTER 2
The Challenge of Wartime Shipbuilding 45

CHAPTER 3
Post-War Downsizing and Adjustment
(1946-1948) 69

CHAPTER 4
No Assets, No Overhead:
Starting a New Shipyard 83

CHAPTER 5
Building for Remote Areas:
The Northern Rivers 100

CHAPTER 6
Landlocked Vessels (t950s-1970s) 120

CHAPTER 7
Building a Saltwater Ferry Fleet 129


CHAPTER 8
Boom Times: Government Subsidies
and a New Shipyard Site 146

CHAPTER 9
Tugs and Barges:
Workhorses of the Coast 158

CHAPTER 10
The Business of Fish and Fishing Vessels 176

CHAPTER II
Ships for Offshore Oil and the Arctic 189

CHAPTER 12
Slow Times 208

Epilogue 215

APPENDICES

1: Vessels built by Allied Shipbuilders Ltd. 219

2: BC Builders of Steel and
Aluminum Commercial Vessels 263
Index 280