Taylor, Capt. Ed oral history interview

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Fraser River
Canadian Merchant Service Guild

Captain Ed Taylor worked on the water or on the waterfront since he was 16 years old and started out as a deckhand for Bill Hughes’ Husky Towboats. He attended Vancouver Technical Secondary School and was originally a mechanic. He became a tugboat captain, and later also worked in the office for Gulf of Georgia Towing and as a negotiator for the Canadian Merchant Service Guild. He was with Gulf of Georgia for over 30 years, and saw the introduction of navigation tools and radars, as well as the shift from wooden to steel barges.

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Interview with Capt. Ed Taylor