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.

Wayfarer No. 1

The Wayfarer No. 1 in the Fraser River 2016 (Photo from the Loch McJannett collection. )

To quote from this article please cite:

MacFarlane, John M. (2015) Captain Eve Forrest. 2015.

New Nauticapedia Book Just Published!

Volume Four in series

The Nauticapedia List of British Columbia's Floating Heritage Volume Four

Book — British Columbia's Floating Heritage
For more information …

Site News: March2nd, 2019

Databases have been updated and are now holding 56,584 vessel histories (with 5,550 images) and 58,184 mariner biographies (with 3,673 images).

© 2002-2019