In a previous blog, we invited you to discover some archival holdings to mark the 50th anniversary of the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG), including photographs, as well as government and political records. In this blog, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) encourages you to explore holdings containing CCG caricatures, audiovisual records and publications.
- Scenes from the Coast Guard Strike, by Peter Pickersgill, 1989.
- It’s not a question of whether you’ve got good taste, Charlie, it’s whether you’re Canadian or American…, by Roy Peterson, 1978.
- On nous a volé notre bateau… Comment allons-nous assurer notre souveraineté sur l’Arctique maintenant?, by Roland Pier, 1985.
- O.K. — Along with the reduced budget for rescue operations comes an alternative plan by the Federal Government to cover any such emergencies. What you see here is a direct line to “Baywatch”…, by Graham Harrop, n. d.
- Looks like they’re going down for the third time — any idea who’s on call tonight?, by Ingrid Rice, 1996.
There are many films and interviews on the CCG. It would be nearly impossible to list them all here, but the following are a few examples that may pique your curiosity.
- Canadian Coast Guard: From College to Command, NFB film, 1975, ISN 46870.
- The Canadian Coast Guard: A Tradition of Quiet Pride, Transport Canada film, 1990, ISN 345038.
- Coast Guard Chronicles, CCG Productions documentary, 2002, ISN 350672.
- Ice Breaker, Everyday Pictures documentary, 2005, ISN 374423.
Visit our film, video and sound recording database for more audiovisual records.
LAC has a vast collection of publications! Here are some books on the CCG that may interest you:
- Canadian Coast Guard. Canadian Coast Guard at a Glance [electronic resource]: an overview 1st ed., Ottawa: Integrated Business Management, Canadian Coast Guard, 2008. (AMICUS 34687372)
- Chatham, Mark. Rescues on the High Seas: Tales of Survival, Hope, and Bravery. Canmore, Alta.: Altitude Pub., Canada, 2005. (AMICUS 30694520)
For more publications, visit AMICUS.
If you wish to search the records on-site at LAC, please order them at least five business days before your visit. You may order them online by using our Request for Retrieval of Documents form or by calling 613-996-5115 or 1-866-578-7777 (toll free) and selecting option 8 in the automated menu.
Questions or comments? We would love to hear from you!
- LAC added the following resources: Usque ad mare: a history of the Canadian Coast Guard and marine services by Thomas E. Appleton. (AMICUS 612170) and The Canadian Coast Guard, 1962-2002 by Charles D. Maginley (AMICUS 28388186).
You may also be interested in these excellent histories of the Canadian Coast Guard:
Appleton, Thomas E. Usque ad mare : a history of the Canadian Coast Guard and marine services / by Thomas E. Appleton — Ottawa : Dept. of Transport, 1968 [i.e. 1969] — xiii, 318 p. : illus. ; 24 cm. — AMICUS No. 612170
Appleton, Thomas E. Usque ad mare : historique de la Garde côtière canadienne et des Services de la marine / Thomas E. Appleton — Ottawa : Ministère des transports, 1968 [i.e. 1969] — xv, 349 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. — AMICUS No. 3169542
Maginley, Charles D. (Charles Douglas), 1929-. The Canadian Coast Guard, 1962-2002 / Charles D. Maginley — St. Catharines, Ont. : Vanwell Publishing, c2003. — 270 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 24 cm. — ISBN 1551250756 (bound) — AMICUS No. 28388186
Can you suggest where I can look for information on the pre-CCG Service. My grand uncle was on the CGS N B Maclean & the HMCS/CGS Acadia hydrographic ships.
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