Chapter 5 - Archives Gallery
This is No Picnic
"This is No Picnic" sign was displayed in Bechtel-Price-Callahan employment offices in the U.S. and Canada. Even though employees were forewarned of the hardships, men left the job in large numbers. ca. 1943.
Richard Finnie, photographer. Yukon Archives. Finnie family fonds, 81/21 #43, PHO 140


This is No PicnicU.S. War Department proud of Canol project despite criticismswood-plugged pipeAn abandoned military camp from the Canol projectGroup of CarpentersPhoto identificationPermit for Zone A of the Territory of AlaskaLetter recommending pay increaseGuides for the Canol pipeline routeDescription of life while surveying the Canol pipeline routeCanol refinery at Whitehorse during construction, June 1943.Blasting ice on the Canol Road. ca. 1943-1944.Ice problems on the Canol Road were created by hot springs. 1978.Canol Road as seen in February 1944.Canol pipeline welding crew in actionA pipeline crew eating lunchJohnson's Crossing camp at the junction of the Canol Road and the Alaska Highway, January 5 1944."Bechtel-Price-Callahan constructors" signConvoy of army trucks carrying construction material.Two red trucks visible in front of buildings at Johnson's Crossing.This telegram...highlights the Canol refinery construction in WhitehorseUnloading equipment from barges'Igloos' at Mile 268 from Johnson's CrossingThis excerpt reflects the low morale felt by construction workersTractor trainArticle on the survey of the Macmillan Pass for the Canol pipeline.Rebuttal by Patrick Moore on Zimmerman article.Article entitled "Pipeline Fort Norman to Whitehorse under consideration by U.S. Canadian governments".Letter regarding invitation to the dedication ceremony of the Canol refineryCanol refinery in Whitehorse, April 1944. Copy of a letter November 5, 1945.A jeep and men are shown on a gravel roadCamp Canol, Northwest Territories as seen from the air, May 1944.This letter is in response to an inquiry from F.H. Collins about the disposal of Canol 2 pipeline equipment...this 1942 Chevrolet G7106 4x4 dump truck still bears the unmistakably white star on the door identifying it as a U.S. Army vehicle.