Canadian Coast Guard [multiple media]
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Canadian Coast Guard [multiple media]Hierarchical level:SeriesDate:[1849-1996].Reference:R184-141-0-E, RG23, RG12-B-15, RG12M 88917Type of material:Textual material, Architectural and technical drawings, Art, Maps and cartographic materialFound in:Archives / Collections and FondsItem ID number:133872
Record Information – DetailsSeries includes:18 lower level description(s)View lower level description(s)Date(s):[1849-1996].Place of creation:CanadaExtent:x m of textual records
ca. 19428 technical drawings.
ca. 1000 aperture cards of technical drawings ; 9 x 19 cm.
ca. 124 maps.
1 atlas (26 leaves) : ms. col. ; 73 x 91 cm.
3 drawings.Language of material:EnglishAdded language of material:English, FrenchScope and content:Series consists of a wide range of records created and/or maintained by the Canadian Coast Guard while it was a part of the Department of Transport. The series includes central registry files as well as records from the various regional offices.
Technical drawings (RG12M 88917) consists of marine engineering drawings, 1900-1960, arranged by folder from 1A to 1959 (items #1-10992), and ships' plans arranged by file number from 9562-1A to 9562-17436 (items #10993-15336). There are a few plans arranged under a 9450 number and a few under an artificial number. Some textual stability data is also included. The drawings fulfill ship safety regulations and were transferred to archival storage as they pertain to inactive vessels. The plans for active vessels are retained by Transport Canada and microfilmed. The marine engineering drawings have not been microfilmed, as they do not pertain to active vessels.Additional name(s):Biography/Administrative history:Canadian Coast Guard : The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) was created in 1962 in response to the needs of mariners in Canadian waters in the realm of marine safety, environmental protection and promoting maritime commerce. In addition, the Canadian Coast Guard also plays an important support role in maritime security and Arctic sovereignty. The mandate of Coast Guard derives from two pieces of legislation: the Oceans Act and the Canada Shipping Act. Both of these have been enacted pursuant to the legislative authority granted by the Constitution Act, 1867, which gives the federal government exclusive jurisdiction over navigation, shipping, beacons, buoys and lighthouses. The Oceans Act gives the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans responsibility for services for the safe, economical and efficient movement of ships in Canadian waters. The Canada Shipping Act gives the Minister responsibilities, powers and obligations with respect to: aids to navigation; Sable Island and St. Paul Island; search and rescue; pollution response; and vessel traffic services. In addition to this legislation and policies that have been adopted by the federal government, Canada has ratified several international conventions. It has also signed protocols and memoranda of understanding that relate to navigation and shipping. Historically, following several shipwrecks, the first lifeboat and light stations were established on Canada's east coast during the 1700s. There were no formal safety measures prior to this time. During the 1800s, patrol vessels first appeared along the eastern seaboard and in the Great Lakes Region in response to an urgent need for protection and regulation of fishing and shipping vessels At Confederation, in 1867, the federal government acquired elements of marine infrastructure, including navigational aid systems, life-saving stations, canals and waterways, regulating organizations and enforcement vessels, and supporting shore infrastructure. The Department of Marine and Fisheries, established in 1868, was given responsibility for this marine infrastructure. In 1930, the Department of Marine and Fisheries became two separate departments, and in 1936 the responsibility for marine transportation shifted to the Department of Transport. The Department of Transport maintained a fleet of 241 vessels, which would become the basis of the CCG. This fleet had several uses that now fall under the CCG mandate, including maintaining navigation aids and icebreaking. Canadian Coast Guard operations are divided into five administrative regions -- Central and Arctic, Maritimes, Newfoundland and Labrador, Pacific, and Quebec. Headquarters is located in the National Capital Region of Ottawa-Gatineau. Additionally, the Coast Guard operates the Canadian Coast Guard College located in Sydney, Nova Scotia. In 1995, the CCG amalgamated with Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO). In 2005, the CCG became a Special Operating Agency of DFO.Finding aid:Technical drawings (Paper) Finding aid consists of an alphabetical index by name of the vessel and an itemized list. Transport Canada supplied a list and a copy of their card index. The card index includes information on folders that were retained by Transport Canada and describes the length and type of vessel, the registration number, and, in some cases, what happened to the vessel. The finding aids from Transport Canada are available with the acquisition documentation file. RG12M 88917 (90: Open)Additional information:Source of title:Title is based on the contents of the series.Custodial history:Technical drawings (RG12M 88917) were transferred on 28 June 1988 from Transport Canada, Coast Guard Ship Safety, to the Ottawa Federal Records Centre, accession 87-293, Room L, Bays 390-392 and Room X, Bays 151-155.Arrangement note:Technical drawings (RG12M 88917): Arranged by folder from 1A to 1959 (items #1-10992), and ships' plans arranged by file number from 9562-1A to 9562-17436 (items #10993-15336). There are a few plans arranged under a 9450 number and a few under an artificial number.Cartographic math data:Technical drawings: RG12M 88917: Scales differ.Availability of other formats note:Technical drawings: RG12M 88917: There are 2353 items that have been microfilmed. There is a partial listing of NMC numbers in the itemized list.Accruals:Further accruals are expected.Related material:Related records may also be found in the headquarters central registry series and the Canadian Marine Transportation Administration series in this fonds. For records after the Coast Guard's transfer from Transport, researchers should consult the Department of Fisheries and Oceans fonds.Source:Government
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