Size: 20” x 30”
Vancouver Harbour was discovered by Spanish and British explorers in the late 1700’s but it was not until the late 1800’s that commerce began to flow through the port. By 1900 the city had grown both in size and importance as the gateway to the Pacific. This fine limited edition reproduction is from an original that depicts the port of Vancouver in 1905. The cityscape shows the warehouses of Water Street and, to the right of the bow of the ship you will see the 1st CPR Railway Station and Customs House with the Empress of Japan in front. The prominent building in the middle of the painting is the 2nd Hotel Vancouver, and just in front of the hotel is the CPR ferry, The Princess Victoria, one of the ships that did the triangle run between Vancouver, Seattle and Victoria and to her right is the side-wheeler Yosemite. To the left of the Princess Victoria is the halibut fishing vessel New England. In the centre a steam tug is shifting one of the many steel lumber barques that graced the harbour.
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