Ghost Passages of the McKenzie Shipyards

Ghost Passages of the McKenzie Shipyards is a blueprint for a graveyard and a resurrection of the blood, labour and loss seafarers suffered during the better part of their lives working at the shipyard.

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Harbour Art

An exhibition of artwork produced onboard the SS Master in the summer of 2015.

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Salt Mist Seasons

Discover an artist-mariner’s imaginative perspective of nature’s gift of the sea.

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Invisible Threads

Invisible Threads

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Vancouver and Yokohama's sister city relationship, the Vancouver Maritime Museum is proud to present Invisible Threads: Life Saving Sugihara Visas and the Journey to Vancouver.

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Ships and the Sea

Ships and the Sea

Marine painting is an important element in our museum. The images a painter creates are illustrative, imaginative and dramatic. After the hard facts are presented, there is always room in a painting for viewers to imagine.

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western waters

Western Waters:The Royal Canadian Navy on Our Coast

On display November 27, 2014 – Spring 2015, Western Waters: The Royal Canadian Navy on Our Coast is a journey through the individual stories, strategic operations and accomplishments of our local RCN during the wars of the 20th century.

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Where Land and Water Meet

In coastal cities like Vancouver, the waterfront today is shaped by industry, development, transportation, and shipping. We swim, play, dive, paddle and sail along its edges. Our relationship with the waterfront is complex and ever present.

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Rebuilding an Empress: Restoration of a Piece of History

Empress of France is a 1:48 scale builder's model of the ship bearing the same name. In 2010, Ship Model Engineer, Lucian Ploias was commissioned to restore the Empress of France model to her former glory. As a result of over 100 years of neglect, the model had been badly damaged.

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