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Time Traveller: This ship was a game changer in the freight industry

The Clifford J. Rogers was one of the first ships built with intermodal, or containerized, transport in mind 🚒
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Seen here loading up at Burrard Dry Dock’s Pier 94 in 1956, the Clifford J. Rogers was a ground-breaking change to how we ship freight.

Completed in 1955, the Clifford J. Rogers was one of the first ships built with intermodal, or containerized, transport in mind. She would spend her decades of service carrying supplies up north to Alaska and the Yukon, returning with ores and raw materials.

More advanced sister ships to the Clifford J. Rogers would push her out of the limelight, being sold in 1967 and eventually sinking in 1975 off the coast of North Carolina.

Visit the MONOVA website for more information about the history of the North Shore and to plan your visit to MONOVA: Museum of North Vancouver, now open at 115 West Esplanade in The Shipyards.

Currently, MONOVA: Archives of North Vancouver, at 3203 Institute Road in Lynn Valley, is open by appointment only. Contact: archives@monova.ca

Navigate culture on the North Shore by using the North Shore Culture Compass.

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