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Michael Manson Shaving Mug

Michael Manson Shaving Mug Significance: The shaving mug was used by Mr. Manson when, as an MLA, he represented Comox District from 1909 to 1916 and Mackenzie District from1924 until his death in 1932. Michael and his brother John Manson made important contributions to the early settlement of Cortes Island and the east coast of […]

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Personal Combination Ink Stamp

Significance: The stamp has 3 functions: pen, pencil and a stamp bearing the name, “Henry Hague.” Mr. Hague (b. 1859, d. 1945) was the postmaster at Manson’s Landing from 1925 to 1945. Hague Lake on Cortes Island and Hague Point on Princess Royal Island are named for him. Date Range: circa 1900 Place of Manufacture: […]

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The Rochester Steam Sterilizer

Steam Sterilizer Steam Sterilizer Side View Significance: The copper-lined medical instrument sterilizer was used in the 1950s by Columbia Coast Mission nurses at the Whaletown medical clinic. Date Range: circa 1907 Place of Manufacture: Wilmot Castle & Co, Rochester, N.Y.  Accession Number: 2012.1 Location: Permanent collection, storage Donor: Jan Boas Wilmot Castle (1855-1941) founded Wilmot […]

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Little Jimmie

Little Jimmie Little Jimmie Close-up Little Jimmie Close-up Significance: During the 1930s and 1940s this Koestler portable electric organ, owned by the Columbia Coast Mission, was carried on shore for Sunday services whenever power was available at coastal outposts and isolated camps. Organs in a suitcase were often called “Little Jimmie.” Place of Manufacture: West […]

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