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Captain Eve Forrest
by John MacFarlane 2015
Captain Eve Forrest (Photo from the Nauticapedia collection. )
Captain Eve Forrest was part owner with her brother, Harvey Forrest, in Forrest Towing Ltd. which they inherited from their father Sam Forrest. She was qualified as a Master Mariner (an early pioneer as a woman in what was then exclusively a man’s profession). They operated on the Pitt River and the company is still operating as Forrest Marine Ltd. She owned the tug Wayfarer No. 1 (1941–1946). After she had a career as a Master Mariner she determined to qualify as a medical doctor. She did succeed in her goal – Captain Eve Forrest Gulliford MD was born in a tent on Annacis Island, BC. By age 24 she had received her log scaling certificate & Masters papers for operating tug boats. One of 4 women graduates of the 1950 class of Medicine at Queen’s University, she practiced for more than 40 years in Salmon Arm BC while raising her 5 children.
The Wayfarer No. 1 in the Fraser River 2016 (Photo from the Loch McJannett collection. )
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MacFarlane, John M. (2015) Captain Eve Forrest. Nauticapedia.ca 2015. http://nauticapedia.ca/Gallery/Forrest_Eve.php
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