Amero, Ron Oral History Interview

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Date created: 
2014-01-06
Keywords: 
longshoreman
ILWU Local 502
Abstract: 

Ron Amero grew up in Coquitlam as the son and grandson of longshoremen. He reports that would watch freighters come up to the Pattullo Bridge while fishing as a child, and so it seemed natural for him to take a job at the waterfront. When he was twenty years old, he and his best friend met up for his first day at the longshore dispatch hall. From there onwards, he learned on the job and soon became both a winch and crane operator. Amaro experienced the evolution of equipment, freight and the waterfront in New Westminster. He describes unloading the first Japanese automobiles. Companies mentioned in the interview that he has worked at are Fraser Mills, Overseas Terminals, Brackman & Ker Terminals, Fraser Surrey Docks, Pacific Coast Terminals, and Westshore Terminals.The interview is at some stages collective history between the interviewer and the interviewee.

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English
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Audio
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