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Artifact #005

“Largest Project Ever Undertaken”, "Joey" felt crest (986.3). Cartoonist and newsman Al Beaton introduced Joey, who immortalized the trials and tribulations of the average Kitimat construction worker. Donated by Ernest Swenson.

Artifact #008

"Get On the Ball 'er on the Boat" felt crest. Kitimat Constructors Superintendent John “Bulldog” Whitton coined this phrase. Cartoonist and newsman Al Beaton introduced Joey, who immortalized the trials and tribulations of the average Kitimat construction worker. Donated by Elizabeth Carleson.

Artifact #013

Kitimat's first workers obtained a momento – “The Aluminum City, Kitimat, B.C.” felt crest of the smelter. Donated by William Frahler.

Artifact #016

Master clock from the Kemano powerhouse, 1954-1978. This clock was used by operators in the powerhouse control room to monitor the timing of the generators. Before B.C. Hydro was introduced to Kitimat, that timing was vital for citizens' electric clocks. The accuracy of the master clock was checked often, but as Alcan retiree Al Kubik mentioned to Museum staff, the clock kept perfect time. Many far-afield telephoned the powerhouse to obtain the correct time. At the end of its life, the clock was presented to Jack Montgomery, powerhouse maintenance coordinator, at the time of his retirement in 1985, and he in turn, donated it to the Kemano Museum for the people of Kemano. Donated by Alcan Primary Metal – British Columbia.

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