Corporate Letterheads Of Robert Butchart’s Portland Cement Companies

To illustrate the chronological progression of the Portland Cement companies Robert Butchart was associated with, here are some of those companies’ corporate letterheads. In Ontario Robert Butchart was a shareholder and manager in the Owen Sound Portland Cement Company of Owen Sound, Ontario. The company’s operations were in Shallow Lake, just outside Owen Sound. Robert […]

CPR Steamer SS Charmer At Tod Inlet, Circa 1908

The BC Archives has a photograph of the CPR Coast Service steamship SS Charmer moored at the Vancouver Portland Cement Company wharf at Tod Inlet, circa 1908. Here is another BC Archives photo of the SS Charmer, circa 1905. The Charmer was sent for scrapping at Capital Iron in Victoria in 1935. The SS Charmer […]

The Difference Between Cement And Concrete

Robert Butchart was in the Portland Cement business and the land that is now the Butchart Gardens was used by the Vancouver Portland Cement Company to produce Portland Cement between 1904 and 1921. For those who don’t know the difference between cement and concrete, here is a video which should clear it up for you: […]