Jack Bowerman's Photos
001   Three photos of Triangle Island Wireless. Photos are copied off and displayed elsewhere on this site.
002   Grand Trunk Pacific (GTP) Steamer "Prince Rupert" hard aground on Genn Island, March 23, 1917. Jack was an operator on Digby Island at this time. Genn Island is about 20 Km south of the station. Bowerman may have taken the station boat down for a look and taken the photo. The ship was eventually refloated on April 24th, the next big high tide, and taken to Prince Rupert for repairs.

She was a sister ship to the SS Prince George.
003 Applicable album page photos are edited off and appear elsewhere on this site.

004   Album page photos are edited off and appear elsewhere on this site.

 005   Album page photos are edited off and appear elsewhere on this site.

006   Digby Island Wireless Station (Prince Rupert). The photo was taken some years after the construction of the station as the masts are of metal lattice construction, whereas the original masts would have been wooden, cut from local trees.

 

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008   Clearing the site for Pachena Point Wireless Station. This is a card with two photos on it.

009   More Pachena Point clearing. Pachena was latterly a radio direction finder station, providing bearings to vessels at sea. The location of the two loops have been drawn in by someone to make them more obvious. Maximum signal would be received if the vessel was in direct line with one of the loops, and minimum if the vessel was broad side. By summing the signals from both loops, a direction could be accurately determined.

010   A general view of the Pachena Radio station site.

011   Two views of Estevan Point Lightstation taken from the beach. Photos are pulled off elsewhere.

012   1960's photo of W. Jack Bowerman, Order of the British Empire.

 

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015  Album page.  Some photos are edited off and appear elsewhere in the Bowerman area.

016   Point Grey Wireless Station before the move a few kilometers north.

017   Appears to be one of the station women at the operating position. There were no female operators at that time so I suppose it was a gag photo.

   Note the window on the left of the photo--it allowed the operator to see the spark of the transmitter, and thus get an idea of just how well the unit was working.

018   Album page photos are edited off and appear elsewhere on this site.
019   Album page photos are edited off and appear elsewhere on this site.

020   Album page photos are edited off and appear elsewhere on this site.

021   Album page photos are edited off and appear elsewhere on this site.

022   Album page photos are edited off and appear elsewhere on this site.

023   Album page photos are edited off and appear elsewhere on this site.

024   Photo card of the landing at Pachena Point light/radio station. Photos have been edited off elsewhere.

025   Two photos of Triangle Island in 1913. Photos are edited off elsewhere on the site.

 

   In 1911 a British Post Office telegrapher emigrated to Canada and signed on with the Dominion Wireless Service in British Columbia.  He had a camera and recorded some his work's people and places.  On this site are some 400 photos which were rescued by a nephew from the dust-bin after Lofty's death in 1981.

   Jack eventually worked on most of the British Columbia coast stations. He saw the transformation from spark transmitters and crystal receivers to the vastly superior vacuum tube equipment. By the time Jack retired he had risen to the position of District Superintendent of Radio for British Columbia.  In 1946 received the Order of the British Empire for his lifetime's work, especially for his wartime work around the Japanese radio intercept station in Vancouver.

 

   Jack Bowerman's photos start here. Photos are grouped 25 to a page, selected by the tab above.  Photos are in no particular order, just the way they came out of his shoe box. Some photos were taken by him, some by others, but all were of interest to Jack.

 

   Read Jack's interesting personal history on the West Coast Wireless.


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