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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 from Texada Towing Co. Ltd. (Photo from the Nauticapedia collection. )
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MacFarlane, John M. (2016) More Nautical Christmas Cards. Nauticapedia.ca 2016. http://nauticapedia.ca/Gallery/Xmas_Cards_2.php
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