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Part Of
Malcolm Orsted Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1956
Accession Number
2003.8.28
Scope and Content
Photograph of part of Alcan Plant.
Part Of
Malcolm Orsted Collection
Creator
Malcolm Orsted
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2003.8.28
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1956
Physical Description
1 photograph print : b&w ; 3.5 x 3.5 in
History / Biographical
Malcolm Orsted arrived in Terrace BC in 1955 to work for the CNR as an assistant agent. In 1956 he started to work in Alcan.
Custodial History
Malcolm Orsted
Scope and Content
Photograph of part of Alcan Plant.

Alcan on Reconnaissance

https://collections.kitimatmuseum.ca/en/permalink/description14
Part Of
Kitimat Museum Website Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
May 1951
Scope and Content
Photo depicts the men in charge of operations. From left is Vice President A.W. Whitaker Jr. seen sitting in a helicopter; Project Manager Percy E. Radley; Chief Resident Engineer John Kendrick. The three men are all taking a look at what could be a map.
Part Of
Kitimat Museum Website Collection
Creator
Alcan
Description Level
Item
Item Number
8
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
May 1951
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Photo depicts the men in charge of operations. From left is Vice President A.W. Whitaker Jr. seen sitting in a helicopter; Project Manager Percy E. Radley; Chief Resident Engineer John Kendrick. The three men are all taking a look at what could be a map.
Notes
Kitimat Heritage Advisory Commission Collection
Name Access
Kendrick, John S.
Radley, Percy E.
Whitaker, A.W.
Images
Part Of
James McNay Collection
Description Level
Item
Date Range
1951-1953
Accession Number
2022.3.42
Scope and Content
Slide showing construction of Alcan potlines. Kitimat River estuary, and Mount Elizabeth visible background. Image is a double exposure, so another image of the Alcan buildings is visible through it.
Part Of
James McNay Collection
Creator
McNay, James
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2022.3.42
Date Range
1951-1953
Physical Description
1 slide ; colour
History / Biographical
James McNay was born in Ayrshire, Scotland, on January 31, 1907. Between 1951 and 1953, he worked in the payroll department for Alcan. He had to leave his wife Effie and his two young daughters, Margaret and Diane, aged 6 and 5 in 1951, at home in Surrey, B.C., during his 3-4 month stints in Kitimat. To fill some of his free time and show his family where he was and what Kitimat was like, he spent many hours walking in the area with a 35mm Kodak camera. He photographed the scenic beauty of the area and parts of the construction of both the smelters and the town. He died in Surrey on August 7, 1983.
Custodial History
Donated by Margaret McNay. Images were taken by her father and sent to their family in Surrey in the 1950s.
Scope and Content
Slide showing construction of Alcan potlines. Kitimat River estuary, and Mount Elizabeth visible background. Image is a double exposure, so another image of the Alcan buildings is visible through it.
Subject Access
Kitimat-Kemano Project
Potlines
Part Of
James McNay Collection
Description Level
Item
Date Range
1951-1953
Accession Number
2022.3.54
Scope and Content
Slide showing cleared out area with Alcan potlines visible in the distance. Road is visible, and a green truck is driving to the right in the foreground.
Part Of
James McNay Collection
Creator
McNay, James
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2022.3.54
Date Range
1951-1953
Physical Description
1 slide ; colour
History / Biographical
James McNay was born in Ayrshire, Scotland, on January 31, 1907. Between 1951 and 1953, he worked in the payroll department for Alcan. He had to leave his wife Effie and his two young daughters, Margaret and Diane, aged 6 and 5 in 1951, at home in Surrey, B.C., during his 3-4 month stints in Kitimat. To fill some of his free time and show his family where he was and what Kitimat was like, he spent many hours walking in the area with a 35mm Kodak camera. He photographed the scenic beauty of the area and parts of the construction of both the smelters and the town. He died in Surrey on August 7, 1983.
Custodial History
Donated by Margaret McNay. Images were taken by her father and sent to their family in Surrey in the 1950s.
Scope and Content
Slide showing cleared out area with Alcan potlines visible in the distance. Road is visible, and a green truck is driving to the right in the foreground.
Subject Access
Kitimat-Kemano Project
Potlines
Part Of
James McNay Collection
Description Level
Item
Date Range
1951-1953
Accession Number
2022.3.104
Scope and Content
Slide showing the Alcan dock construction. Two people walking on the rail line on it, other people are around. Boat to the left just before the dock goes out. Smeltersite pier visible in distance.
Part Of
James McNay Collection
Creator
McNay, James
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2022.3.104
Date Range
1951-1953
Physical Description
1 slide ; colour
History / Biographical
James McNay was born in Ayrshire, Scotland, on January 31, 1907. Between 1951 and 1953, he worked in the payroll department for Alcan. He had to leave his wife Effie and his two young daughters, Margaret and Diane, aged 6 and 5 in 1951, at home in Surrey, B.C., during his 3-4 month stints in Kitimat. To fill some of his free time and show his family where he was and what Kitimat was like, he spent many hours walking in the area with a 35mm Kodak camera. He photographed the scenic beauty of the area and parts of the construction of both the smelters and the town. He died in Surrey on August 7, 1983.
Custodial History
Donated by Margaret McNay. Images were taken by her father and sent to their family in Surrey in the 1950s.
Scope and Content
Slide showing the Alcan dock construction. Two people walking on the rail line on it, other people are around. Boat to the left just before the dock goes out. Smeltersite pier visible in distance.
Subject Access
Kitimat-Kemano Project
Dock
Douglas Channel
Part Of
Kitimat Museum & Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Date Range
1951-1954
Accession Number
2019.59.16
Scope and Content
Photograph of Alcan construction.
Part Of
Kitimat Museum & Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2019.59.16
Date Range
1951-1954
Physical Description
1 photograph print : b&w ; 18.5 x 25 cm
Custodial History
Likely taken by an engineer on the Alcan project.
Scope and Content
Photograph of Alcan construction.
Part Of
Kitimat Museum & Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Date Range
1951-1954
Accession Number
2019.59.21
Scope and Content
Photograph of Alcan Construction.
Part Of
Kitimat Museum & Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2019.59.21
Date Range
1951-1954
Physical Description
1 photograph print : b&w ; 12.5 x 18 cm
Custodial History
Likely taken by an engineer on the Alcan project.
Scope and Content
Photograph of Alcan Construction.
Part Of
Kitimat Museum & Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Date Range
1951-1954
Accession Number
2019.59.22
Scope and Content
Photograph of Alcan Construction. Potlines on the right.
Part Of
Kitimat Museum & Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2019.59.22
Date Range
1951-1954
Physical Description
1 photograph print : b&w ; 8.5 x 23 cm
Custodial History
Likely taken by an engineer on the Alcan project.
Scope and Content
Photograph of Alcan Construction. Potlines on the right.
Part Of
Bill Gallacher Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2000.5.121
Scope and Content
Photograph of buildings at Alcan.
Part Of
Bill Gallacher Collection
Creator
Bill Gallacher
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2000.5.121
Physical Description
1 photograph print : b&w ; 9x12.5cm
History / Biographical
Bill was one of the superintendents with Saguenay Kitimat.
Custodial History
Donated by Joanna Gallacher
Scope and Content
Photograph of buildings at Alcan.
Subject Access
Industry
Early Kitimat
Storage Location
Photograph storage
Part Of
Bill Gallacher Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2000.5.131
Scope and Content
Photograph of Alcan construction. Pouring concrete into from.
Part Of
Bill Gallacher Collection
Creator
Bill Gallacher
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2000.5.131
Physical Description
1 photograph print : b&w ; 9x13cm
History / Biographical
Bill was one of the superintendents with Saguenay Kitimat.
Custodial History
Donated by Joanna Gallacher
Scope and Content
Photograph of Alcan construction. Pouring concrete into from.
Subject Access
Industry
Early Kitimat
Storage Location
Photograph storage
Part Of
Bill Gallacher Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2000.5.135
Scope and Content
Photograph of Alcan potlines.
Part Of
Bill Gallacher Collection
Creator
Bill Gallacher
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2000.5.135
Physical Description
1 photograph print : b&w ; 9x12.5cm
History / Biographical
Bill was one of the superintendents with Saguenay Kitimat.
Custodial History
Donated by Joanna Gallacher
Scope and Content
Photograph of Alcan potlines.
Subject Access
Industry
Early Kitimat
Storage Location
Photograph storage
Part Of
Feliks Rewers Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1950-1953
Accession Number
2002.44.3
Scope and Content
Photograph of crane at Alcan wharf.
Part Of
Feliks Rewers Collection
Creator
Feliks Rewers
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2002.44.3
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1950-1953
Physical Description
1 photograph print : b&w ; 3.5 x 5 in
Custodial History
Wanda Rewers
Scope and Content
Photograph of crane at Alcan wharf.
Part Of
Bill Gallacher Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2000.5.141
Scope and Content
Photograph of Alcan power station.
Part Of
Bill Gallacher Collection
Creator
Bill Gallacher
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2000.5.141
Physical Description
1 photograph print : b&w ; 8.5x12.5cm
History / Biographical
Bill was one of the superintendents with Saguenay Kitimat.
Custodial History
Donated by Joanna Gallacher
Scope and Content
Photograph of Alcan power station.
Subject Access
Industry
Early Kitimat
Storage Location
Photograph storage
Part Of
Northern Sentinel Press Ltd Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
{June 4, 1954}
Accession Number
2005.8.9417
Scope and Content
Photograph of the "Sun Karen" that sailed on May 14, 1954 from Port Esquirel, Jamaica with first shipment of Alumina refined from Jamaican bauxite for Kitimat Works.
Part Of
Northern Sentinel Press Ltd Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2005.8.9417
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
{June 4, 1954}
Physical Description
1 photograph : b & w ; 24 x 16 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of the "Sun Karen" that sailed on May 14, 1954 from Port Esquirel, Jamaica with first shipment of Alumina refined from Jamaican bauxite for Kitimat Works.

Alcan Smelter Construction

https://collections.kitimatmuseum.ca/en/permalink/description34703
Part Of
James McNay Collection
Description Level
Item
Date Range
1951-1953
Accession Number
2022.3.18
Scope and Content
Slide showing construction of Alcan smelter potlines. Cleared hillside with metal structure (water storage?) on top visible in background.
Part Of
James McNay Collection
Creator
McNay, James
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2022.3.18
Date Range
1951-1953
Physical Description
1 slide ; colour
History / Biographical
James McNay was born in Ayrshire, Scotland, on January 31, 1907. Between 1951 and 1953, he worked in the payroll department for Alcan. He had to leave his wife Effie and his two young daughters, Margaret and Diane, aged 6 and 5 in 1951, at home in Surrey, B.C., during his 3-4 month stints in Kitimat. To fill some of his free time and show his family where he was and what Kitimat was like, he spent many hours walking in the area with a 35mm Kodak camera. He photographed the scenic beauty of the area and parts of the construction of both the smelters and the town. He died in Surrey on August 7, 1983.
Custodial History
Donated by Margaret McNay. Images were taken by her father and sent to their family in Surrey in the 1950s.
Scope and Content
Slide showing construction of Alcan smelter potlines. Cleared hillside with metal structure (water storage?) on top visible in background.
Subject Access
Kitimat-Kemano Project
Construction
Potlines

Alcan Smelter Construction

https://collections.kitimatmuseum.ca/en/permalink/description34704
Part Of
James McNay Collection
Description Level
Item
Date Range
1951-1953
Accession Number
2022.3.19
Scope and Content
Slide showing construction of frameworks for Alcan smelter potlines.
Part Of
James McNay Collection
Creator
McNay, James
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2022.3.19
Date Range
1951-1953
Physical Description
1 slide ; colour
History / Biographical
James McNay was born in Ayrshire, Scotland, on January 31, 1907. Between 1951 and 1953, he worked in the payroll department for Alcan. He had to leave his wife Effie and his two young daughters, Margaret and Diane, aged 6 and 5 in 1951, at home in Surrey, B.C., during his 3-4 month stints in Kitimat. To fill some of his free time and show his family where he was and what Kitimat was like, he spent many hours walking in the area with a 35mm Kodak camera. He photographed the scenic beauty of the area and parts of the construction of both the smelters and the town. He died in Surrey on August 7, 1983.
Custodial History
Donated by Margaret McNay. Images were taken by her father and sent to their family in Surrey in the 1950s.
Scope and Content
Slide showing construction of frameworks for Alcan smelter potlines.
Subject Access
Kitimat-Kemano Project
Construction
Potlines

Alcan Smelter Construction

https://collections.kitimatmuseum.ca/en/permalink/description34705
Part Of
James McNay Collection
Description Level
Item
Date Range
1951-1953
Accession Number
2022.3.20
Scope and Content
Slide showing the interior of a framework for an Alcan smelter potline.
Part Of
James McNay Collection
Creator
McNay, James
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2022.3.20
Date Range
1951-1953
Physical Description
1 slide ; colour
History / Biographical
James McNay was born in Ayrshire, Scotland, on January 31, 1907. Between 1951 and 1953, he worked in the payroll department for Alcan. He had to leave his wife Effie and his two young daughters, Margaret and Diane, aged 6 and 5 in 1951, at home in Surrey, B.C., during his 3-4 month stints in Kitimat. To fill some of his free time and show his family where he was and what Kitimat was like, he spent many hours walking in the area with a 35mm Kodak camera. He photographed the scenic beauty of the area and parts of the construction of both the smelters and the town. He died in Surrey on August 7, 1983.
Custodial History
Donated by Margaret McNay. Images were taken by her father and sent to their family in Surrey in the 1950s.
Scope and Content
Slide showing the interior of a framework for an Alcan smelter potline.
Subject Access
Kitimat-Kemano Project
Construction
Potlines

Alcan Building Construction

https://collections.kitimatmuseum.ca/en/permalink/description34733
Part Of
James McNay Collection
Description Level
Item
Date Range
1951-1953
Accession Number
2022.3.46
Scope and Content
Slide showing construction of building for Alcan smelter. Building framework has some sort of large containers attached.
Part Of
James McNay Collection
Creator
McNay, James
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2022.3.46
Date Range
1951-1953
Physical Description
1 slide ; colour
History / Biographical
James McNay was born in Ayrshire, Scotland, on January 31, 1907. Between 1951 and 1953, he worked in the payroll department for Alcan. He had to leave his wife Effie and his two young daughters, Margaret and Diane, aged 6 and 5 in 1951, at home in Surrey, B.C., during his 3-4 month stints in Kitimat. To fill some of his free time and show his family where he was and what Kitimat was like, he spent many hours walking in the area with a 35mm Kodak camera. He photographed the scenic beauty of the area and parts of the construction of both the smelters and the town. He died in Surrey on August 7, 1983.
Custodial History
Donated by Margaret McNay. Images were taken by her father and sent to their family in Surrey in the 1950s.
Scope and Content
Slide showing construction of building for Alcan smelter. Building framework has some sort of large containers attached.
Subject Access
Kitimat-Kemano Project
Construction
Part Of
James McNay Collection
Description Level
Item
Date Range
1951-1953
Accession Number
2022.3.106
Scope and Content
Slide showing construction of the Alcan dock. Dock construction is on the left side, and water and dirt are on the right. In the distance, the smeltersite pier is visible.
Part Of
James McNay Collection
Creator
McNay, James
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2022.3.106
Date Range
1951-1953
Physical Description
1 slide ; colour
History / Biographical
James McNay was born in Ayrshire, Scotland, on January 31, 1907. Between 1951 and 1953, he worked in the payroll department for Alcan. He had to leave his wife Effie and his two young daughters, Margaret and Diane, aged 6 and 5 in 1951, at home in Surrey, B.C., during his 3-4 month stints in Kitimat. To fill some of his free time and show his family where he was and what Kitimat was like, he spent many hours walking in the area with a 35mm Kodak camera. He photographed the scenic beauty of the area and parts of the construction of both the smelters and the town. He died in Surrey on August 7, 1983.
Custodial History
Donated by Margaret McNay. Images were taken by her father and sent to their family in Surrey in the 1950s.
Scope and Content
Slide showing construction of the Alcan dock. Dock construction is on the left side, and water and dirt are on the right. In the distance, the smeltersite pier is visible.
Subject Access
Kitimat-Kemano Project
Construction
Dock
Douglas Channel
Part Of
James McNay Collection
Description Level
Item
Date Range
1951-1953
Accession Number
2022.3.110
Scope and Content
Slide showing the side of the Alcan dock, with caissons put into place. Still under construction. In front, dirty water from dredging is unsettling the water. In the background on the opposite shore, tree clearing is visible.
Part Of
James McNay Collection
Creator
McNay, James
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2022.3.110
Date Range
1951-1953
Physical Description
1 slide ; colour
History / Biographical
James McNay was born in Ayrshire, Scotland, on January 31, 1907. Between 1951 and 1953, he worked in the payroll department for Alcan. He had to leave his wife Effie and his two young daughters, Margaret and Diane, aged 6 and 5 in 1951, at home in Surrey, B.C., during his 3-4 month stints in Kitimat. To fill some of his free time and show his family where he was and what Kitimat was like, he spent many hours walking in the area with a 35mm Kodak camera. He photographed the scenic beauty of the area and parts of the construction of both the smelters and the town. He died in Surrey on August 7, 1983.
Custodial History
Donated by Margaret McNay. Images were taken by her father and sent to their family in Surrey in the 1950s.
Scope and Content
Slide showing the side of the Alcan dock, with caissons put into place. Still under construction. In front, dirty water from dredging is unsettling the water. In the background on the opposite shore, tree clearing is visible.
Subject Access
Kitimat-Kemano Project
Dredging
Construction
Dock

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