More Nautical Christmas Cards

by John MacFarlane 2016


A pre–war card from the captured German freighter in 1939 at Manzanillo Mexico. (Photo courtesy of MMBC. )

Nautical Christmas cards originated with naval personnel using cards personalized to their ships.


Capital Iron and Metals Ltd., ship breakers in Victoria BC, issued cards featuring a vessel they had acquired and probably broken up in their yard. (Photo from the collection. )

Unusually a commercial firm, Capital Iron and Metals Ltd. featured naval vessels on their annual Christmas cards.


HMCS Oshawa (Photo from the collection. )


The cards always contained a detailed message about the featured vessel. (Photo from the John MacFarlane collection. )

Black Fir

Black Fir from Texada Towing Co. Ltd. (Photo from the Nauticapedia collection. )

To quote from this article please cite:

MacFarlane, John M. (2016) More Nautical Christmas Cards. 2016.

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