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McIntosh, Don oral history interview

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Interviewee: McIntosh, Don
Contributor: Hall, Peter V.
Don McIntosh is a member of a multi-generation longshore family; he father was a longshoreman and later first aid specialist, and Don’s son is now a member of the union. Don was attracted to the longshoring occupation after having worked a summer at Bjornson Construction and saw how much money he could make as a longshoreman. He worked out of the union hall in New Westminster for many years before he became a foreman at Westshore Terminals. In his time, he has handled everything from the flour ships to India, to lumber from Fraser Mills, to boxes with 400 pound of frozen fish. Companies mentioned that he has worked for are Pacific Coast Terminals, Fraser Surrey Docks, Fraser Mill as well as Westshore Terminals.
Interview with Don McIntosh
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