1910-11 Staff

Officer in Charge: J.E. Harker
2nd Operator: R. Harris
3rd Operator: P.V. Griffin

1910 photo clearly shows the operations building and the two masts.  Supplies would be hauled up the tramway from the beach. 

 

Prince Rupert Archive's photo.

122   View towardsthe Digby Island Wireless station. The station is located in the cutjust to the right of center.  Another dwelling has been erected.  c.1916

Bowerman Collection
Station staff and families.  Jack Bowerman on the right.  Jack was on station for a couple of years starting in 1914.  Tall fellow in the middle might be Lofty Harris.  Operators Winter, Ward and Elliot were on station during Jack's time.  Some or all of them may be in this photo.
341   Old Digby station.

Bowerman Collection
091   This shows the tramway down to the Digby Wireless Station's dock. Coastal steamer in the distance. Jack Bowerman was at this station 1914-16.

Bowerman Collection
4   Digby Island mast top photo of the residences in 1945. Station eventually moved over to the airport on the other side of the island.

Osborne Collection 
22   1945 photo of the Digby Island operating position--looking right. Quite a collection of receivers.

Osborne Collection
23   Digby Island operations building in the 1940's.

Osborne Collection
Digby operations building. Note the winch cable heading down the slope to the landing beach. This is how supplies were brought up to the station. Alert Bay, Point Grey, Bull Harbor and Triangle Island all had similar tramways.

Hammerer Collection
Digby operations building from the other side as shown above.

Hammerer Collection
258   Digby Island radio site sitting on the hill to the left. Department of Marine depot buildings in the middle distance.

Bowerman Collection
006   Digby Island Wireless Station (Prince Rupert). The photo was taken some years after the construction of the station as the masts are of metal lattice construction, whereas the original masts would have fabricated on the spot, cut from local trees.

Bowerman Collection
24   1945 photo of the Digby Island operating position--looking left.

Osborne Collection
Digby Island operations position. A varied selection of transmitters!

Larry Reid
A few of the operators. Jim Vint on the left and Sid Woods (I think) is second from the right.

Jan Vint, Jim's duaghter

006 Digby Island Wireless Station (Prince Rupert). The photo was taken some years after the construction of the station as the masts are of metal lattice construction, whereas the original masts would have been wooden, cut from local trees.

Bowerman Collection

 

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Digby Island Photos
These photos are in chronological order (as near as I can tell) and show the changes to the station as time went by.