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The Heritage Vessels Database
The Vessels Database is a list of vessels and their attributes. The list's primary focus is British Columbia but there are many other vessels included that were built elsewhere or were owned elsewhere. Any vessel with a link to Pacific Canada can be included especially vessels:
- Built-in or owned by Western Canadians;
- Owned by any government agency anywhere in Canada;
- Built-in the Yukon, the Northwest Territories, or Nunavut;
- Successful challengers of the Northwest or Northeast Passages;
- Which have experienced an incident in it's life that occurred in British Columbia.
Although a huge range of diversity is represented in the 35,000 entries many interesting groups of attribute data can be tracked. The chart below will indicate the current levels of content and growth of the database.
|Air Force vessels||126||131|
|Canadian naval vessels||2,775||2,839|
|Vessels powered paddlewheel||392||545|
|Vessels powered by sail||517||613|
|Vessels owned by AB owners||778||1,138|
|Vessels owned by SK owners||72||88|
|Vessels owned by MB owners||208||300|
|Vessels whose builder is known||8,630||21,565|
|Vessels whose designer is known||426||566|
|Vessels built in AB||0||220|
|Vessels built in MB||0||230|
|Vessels built in NT or YT||0||137|
|Vessels whose engine-type is known.||11,944||20,543|
|Vessels whose engine-builder is known||2,165||2,525|
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The Nauticapedia List of British Columbia's Floating Heritage Volume Four
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Site News: Feb 26th, 2017
Databases have been updated and are now holding 49,563 vessel histories (with 3964 images) and 57,418 mariner biographies (with 3346 images).