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B.C. Electric Railway line, Ruskin, B.C.

Photograph depicts construction on Ruskin Dam.

Railway tracks in foreground of image; river and dam being blasted into rock face in middle of image; meandering river in background.

Labeled 13204 in bottom right corner.

B.C. Electric Railway line, Ruskin, B.C.

Photograph depicts construction on Ruskin Dam.

Railway tracks, bridge, and river in right of image; dam being blasted into rock face in middle of image; meandering river in background.

Labeled 13203 in bottom left corner.

Big Canyon, Skeena River, B.C.

Photograph depicts Big Canyon, on the Skeena River.

River with visibly strong current in foreground of image, bordered by rocky shorelines; mountains obscured by fog/low cloud in background.

Canyon wall reinforcement, Fraser Canyon, BC - Hell's Gate

Photograph depicts Hell's Gate. Hell's Gate is a 35 metre (110 ft) narrowing of British Columbia's Fraser River Canyon, located immediately downstream of Boston Bar. The name is derived from an entry in explorer Simon Fraser's diary which said of the gorge, “We had to travel where no human being should venture, for surely we have encountered the gates of hell" (Simon Fraser, 1808).

River rapids in foreground of image; group of people standing on viewing area of concrete canyon wall reinforcement in right of image.

Framework for bridge at Hell's Gate Canyon, Fraser River, BC

Photograph depicts Hell's Gate. Hell's Gate is a 35 metre (110 ft) narrowing of British Columbia's Fraser River Canyon, located immediately downstream of Boston Bar. The name is derived from an entry in explorer Simon Fraser's diary which said of the gorge, “We had to travel where no human being should venture, for surely we have encountered the gates of hell" (Simon Fraser, 1808).

Concrete framework for walkway along canyon walls; jagged rocky cliffs with shale-like appearance and river rapids left of image; people standing on canyon walkway in background.

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