1966 - Electronic Technician - Entrance to Georgian Bay - shore party - 2 Oct to 14 Oct
May 1968 Joined CHS Central Region in Ottawa
and was assigned to Ottawa River Survey Bryson - Davison, Quebec.
My twin brother Anthony and I were born in Oshawa, Ontario on September 5, 1945. Our Father John David and Grandfather David (Dave) Jacques were both Civil Engineers and were the first Father/Son team of the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario to simultaneously direct civil engineering operations in two separate counties - Peterborough County and Ontario County.
After receiving my elementary and secondary schooling in Peterborough (one of my most memorable times was the schooling of grades 5, 6 and 7 in a two room 8 grade school house in rural Peterborough. There were 3 or maximum 4 of us in the one grade.), Sudbury and Carleton Place, I then graduated from Northern College of Applied Arts and Technology (NCAAT), Kirkland Lake campus in Civil Technology in May 1968. Two other classmates Peter Dal Bianco and Ted Waugh were also taken on strength with the Canadian Hydrographic Service in May 1968.
During the summer of 1966, I worked as a student for the International Great Lakes Level Board of Department of Public Works based in London, Ontario surveying along the shores of Lake Erie to survey transects in order to map the effects of erosion. I vividly recall the Party Chief, Art Powell, saying "if you find anything stamped Canadian Hydrographic Service (soil post, rock post, bench mark) use it or tie into it. Their horizontal/vertical positions are the best in Canada." That aroused my curiosity and I since found it very rewarding to be hired on to work for CHS to fully understand the comment from Art on CHS accurate positioning.
In 1981, I received Commission 1019 as a Canada Lands Surveyor.
Received Canada 125 Commemorative Medal in recognition of his years of
exemplary service to the CHS and the people of Canada.
Capt. (later Admiral Sir) Henry Kellett, K.C.B., R.N.
Died in 1875. Entered the Navy in 1822. As a junior officer, was employed on surveying duties in Africa, China and South America. Promoted Captain in 1842. In 1845, was appointed to carry out surveys in the Pacific with the ships HERALD and PANDORA. Early in the expedition was unexpectantly ordered to proceed to the Arctic regions to aid in the search for Sir John Franklin. Rear Admiral 1862; Vice Admiral 1868.
1832- OIC (as a Lieut.) of HMS STARLING, surveyed Columbia River up to
1914-15 - Chief Engineer, ACADIA.
1966/67-Training-Hydro I (Class
Harry M. Kelson
1907 - 2003
On 4 October, 1966, Harry Mortimer Kelson "HMK" or "Harry", in character with his almost forty years of service to the government, made a very unobtrusive exit from the world of red tape, to enjoy the tranquility of retirement.
How can a man who was a friend to everybody be described? Proverbial platitudes are disregarded as inadequate and hollow, and praise would seem a breach of confidence to one who preferred anonymity.
Harry M. Kelson was born in St. Catherines, Ontario, in 1907. He served as a Student Draughtsman with the Department of the Interior from 1927 until 1931. From 1933 to 1935, he was occupied with clerical work with the Department of Marine, Radio Service. In 1936, a youthful Mr. Kelson joined the Canadian Hydrographic Service in the capacity of a Student Draughtsman and thirty years later retired from this Service as a Supervising Compiler, with nearly 39 years overall service.
In 1965, he received a Suggestion Award cheque for the publication on a technical Compilation manual, and certainly merited Pulitzer Prize recognition for his talented contributions to "Soundings". Harry was (is) a versatile author, with a prolific knowledge of diversified subjects from famine in Korea to the qualifications of Gerda Munsinger.
On the last day of his service, mementos from his contemporaries were presented, and official farewells intoned by Mr. N.G. Gray, Dominion Hydrographer, Messrs. C.H. Martin, H. Furuya, E.M. Walsh, O. Hodgins and many others. He also received a certificate of Service from the Department. The quiet dignity of this occasion complied with Harrys "No fuss by request".
Unknown to many, Harry has maintained children in Korea for some years (I believe the number is six). A few years ago, he visited these foster-children in the Far East. His book "Land of Dawn" described this episode.
At his haven in Mason Terrace, occupied by pet cat and instant tea, I wonder if Harry is contemplating a short-cut to the Lambert Conformal Projection? One wonders if, in retirement, he is considering discarding that inevitable paper shopping bag, his constant companion coming and going.
In conclusion, a very sincere, Good Health and a Happy Future, from all of
Jan. 1936 - appointed to chart construction, as a student assistant.
1965 - Hydrographer - CSS Baffin
(Shore Party) - south shore of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick
1967 - Hydrographer - CSS Baffin - Grand Bank of Nfld (22 May - 1 Sept)
1970 - Senior Asst - Shore party No.2 -Ship Harbour to Liscomb Harb, NS - 4 May to 30 Oct
June 1945 - hired.
Kergariou (French Navy)
surveyed Newfoundland in 19th Century
1945 - appointed as 'Seaman Technical'
Adam J. Kerr
Adam Kerr was elected, in 1987, and re-elected in 1992, as a member of the International Hydrographic Bureau's Directing Committee. It was the first time that a civilian and also a Canadian has been elected to that position. Adam was educated in the United Kingdom and joined the Merchant Service and between 1950 and 1956 he sailed from the UK to the far east and Australia. He spent two years as navigating officer aboard a British Antarctic research vessel RRS Shackleton where he developed an interest in hydrography and polar affairs. After qualifying as a Master mariner, he came to Canada and joined the CHS both in 1958 and spent many years surveying the waters around Canada including a number of seasons in the Canadian Arctic surveying from the ice and aboard a ship as a hydrographer, leading to his becoming Director of Central and Arctic Region (1972-1977) and Atlantic Region (1979-1987) of the CHS. In 1987 he was elected as a Director at the International Hydrographic Bureau for a 5 year term and was re-elected for an additional 5 years in 1992. At the end of his second term he retired to the original family home in England but remains very active in the hydrographic community. He is currently the President of International Hydrographic Management Consulting.
His career and qualifications have the perfect ingredients for this new honour and responsibility, including a British Master (Foreign Going) Certificate, a B.Sc. in Computer Science from Ottawa university, and an M.Sc. in Mariner Law and Policy from the University of Wales in 1978 while on educational leave. Not to mention his commission as a Canada Lands Surveyor.
Sources: The Canadian Surveyor, Annual Report 1975, p. 365.
classification in 1960: Tech Off 4
Staff Commander J.H. Kerr, R.N.
1862-71 surveyed C Bonavista to Bay Bulls,
Nfld., under Orlebar (chart BA296)
1958 - Captain - CSS Baffin
1967 - Joined CHS - drafting section -
Ottawa (same as S.J. Keyes???)
1983 Strait of Belle Isle survey (FS 4962)
Peter Kielland is a graduate of the Surveying
Engineering program at Laval University in Quebec City and holds a Canada Lands
Surveyor commission. He has worked for the Canadian Hydrographic Service since
1973. His first 11 years with the CHS were spent as a field hydrographer. He
is currently Development Officer at CHS Headquarters in Ottawa. His last 10
years with CHS have been spent managing GPS R&D projects and developing Quality
Control techniques for digital bathymetric data.
1928 - Saint John, N.B. survey.
1964 - Student Assistant, CSL Rae - Great Slave Lake and Mackenzie River NWT
early 1909 - hired.
1921 - Dept. of Mines representative on Lake Melville survey.
April 1963 (CHS org chart)- Bedford Institute, Field
Officer (as Technical Officer 1)
1910 surveyed Port Burwell, Labrador (chart BA1221)
Prof. Louis Vescot King
1910 - icebreaker STANLEY, assisted with
Hudson Bay survey.
Dr. W.F. King
Laureen E. Kinney
Ms. Kinney started her first assignment under the EX Bridging Program on July
29, 1997 as Director, Hydrography, maritime Region, in Dartmouth Nova Scotia.
1961 - Pacific Region, Clerk (Clerk 2).
1963 - Quartermaster - CSS Richardson - Weatern Arctic
1964 - 24 Aug - 9 Oct, attached to CSS Kapuskasing - Chaleur Bay
Stacey Susan Kirkpatrick (nee Turcotte(-Greenslade))
1901-04 surveyed Nanoose, under Parry (chart
1912 - Chief Engineer, ARCTIC, magnetic surveys Hudson Bay
Lt. Kortwright, R.N.
H.M.S. COLUMBIA (steam brig)
1968 - Student Assistant - Lake of the Woods survey, Ont
1966 - Joined CHS
ALBERT KOUDYS - EMPLOYEE WORK HISTORY
1969 - Student Assistant - CSS Wm J Stewart - Bc locations (26 May to 10 Oct)