Jack Bowerman's Photo Album

326  Erecting pipe masts somewhere, most likely Bird Rocks in the St. Lawrence. Bowerman was posted there shortly after 1918 to install a radio communications system. The Rock was to be either spotting or for radio direction finding on German U boats coming into the river.

327 Ditto but this time some poor sod has shinnied up to affix a cable or tighten a nut.

328 Two lattice radio towers perhaps at Bird Rock.


329 Jack Bowerman in coveralls.

330  Radio operations building and tower at Barrington Passage Wireless, Nova Scotia. The two towers at this station were 325 foot high self supporting structures. The station was closed in 1922 and over the years the site has been cleared although the foundations of the towers are still there.

331  Transmitter high voltage room. It looks like the capacitor bank in the rear and a synchronous spark gap (the spiked wheel) on the right. As this photo is on the same album page as 170 it may be the high tension room for an Estevan Station transmitter.

332  Barrington Passage Wireless grouping. Bowerman on the right. The fencing behind the lads is the station's tennis court.

333  Two lads at an unknown location.


 

334  Intentionally left blank.

335 Operator Tommy and Mary Raine

336 This is Radio Operator Tommy Raine & wife Mary. Tommy joined in the 1911-12 period. For some reason he is sitting on a folded Union Jack.

337 Couple on the beach. Lots of logs so it must be an exposed location.


338 The two 300 foot steel towers at Barrington Passage Wireless Station, Nova Scotia. Each tower had a wooden 25 foot extension giving a total of 325 feet. Although the station shared the name with the local community, it was some 20 miles off to the south west, on an isolated rise.


339 The town of Barrington Passage, Nova Scotia. Bowerman operated at the station here for a period prior to his return to the west coast in 1920. See verifying photo here. Thanks to Chris for confirming the location.


340 Department of Marine Lighthouse Tender 'Newington'. Location isn't noted on the back of the photo, but it looks like the point at Bamfield.

341  Old Digby station.


342  A photo looking up one of Barrington Passage's self supporting antenna towers.


343 A group of the lads at Barrington Passage Wireless. Jack on the left. This photo grouped with others on photo 200.
Michael Christie of Nova Scotia wrote a book "The Barrington Passage Wireless Station", published in 2002. Click here to see a grouping of operators, taken from his book, at this station during World War 1. Christie advises the staff changed quite a bit after the War. Station closed in 1922.

344 Barrington Passage Wireless Station front steps staff grouping around the 1918-20 period. Same grouping as in photo 308 except for the man on the lower left swapping out with Bowerman to take another photo.

345 This is a photo of the Barrington Passage Station's Poulson Arc transmitter's high tension room. Note feed-through insulator in back wall for the antenna lead. The Poulson Arc permitted the broadcast of continuous radio waves instead of the pulsed groupings of waves generated by spark equipment. Poulson Arc equipment had about a 10 year run before it was eclipsed by vacuum tube transmitters in the early 1920's. It appears the station had several transmitters, one of which was on 4,000 meters (75 kHz), as noted by the Canadian Royal Society in 1920.

346 Junkers model F13 G-CADP in the livery of "Railway Employees Invest. & Ind. Assn. Ltd. Prince Rupert BC". This aircraft was with the Association from Jan 27/21 to May 17/22.


347 Most likely these three photos were taken in Prince Rupert during the period mentioned above.


348 This aircraft does have a history. Search the Web for Junkers and "G-CADP"


349   Edmunds was an operator at Point Grey during the 1920-23 period when Bowerman was the OIC. He appears in Larry Reid's book on page 37, and could be in photo 130 as the second man, back row, on the left.

350  Album plate--applicable photos edited off and appear elsewhere on site.