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O.J. Gallien

1965 - Joined CHS
1967 - working level draftsman - Ottawa
1968 - resigned

Jim Galloway

Jim Galloway completed a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and Oceanography and joined CHS, Pacific Region in 1974.  As head of the Sonar Systems Group at the Institute of Ocean Sciences, he works to solve sonar and other acoustical problems in hydrography and fisheries research.  Currently his interests are in application of multibeam technology to hydrographic surveying, fisheries stock assessment and seabed classification. 

Source: 1998 Canadian Hydrographic Conference, p. 4.

Galloway, R.N.

• surveyed in Newfoundland in 19th Century

Sir A.T. Galt

• 1882 - Canadian High Commissioner in London.

Miss K.M. Gamble

• 1911-14 - first female clerk (also typist)

A.J. Gaskin

• 1960 - classification in 1960: Map Compiler and Computer 3 • April 1963 (CHS org chart)- Chart Revision Compilation (Map Compiler and Computer 4)
1968 - working level compiler - Aids section - Ottawa

G.M. Gathorne-Hardy

• ? – sketched coastline at Hebron, Labrador (chart BA1221)

V.J. "Vic" Gaudet

• April 1963 (CHS org chart)- Field Officer, Bedford Institute (Technical Officer 4)
1965 - Hydrographer - CSS Acadia - PEI and Nfld
1966 - Hydrographer - CSS Acadia - Magdalen Islands, Que. - Newfoundland
1967 - Hydrographer - CSS Baffin - Grand Bank of Nfld (22 May - 27 Oct)
1969 - Hydrographer - CSS Baffin - Gulf of St. Lawrence (28 May - 14 Nov)
1970 - Senior Assistant - CSS Maxwell - Revisory and Range surveys, Gulf of St. Lawrence - 1 Apr to 30 Oct
1971 - Hydrographer - CCGS John A Macdonald - Eastern Arctic survey

Gaultier (French Navy)

• surveyed Newfoundland in 19th Century

D.A.J. Gelineau

•1961 - Chart Production, Principal Clerk (Clerk 4)
• April 1963 (CHS org chart)- Chart Distribution (Supervising Clerk)

Jean-Marie Gervais

1948 -

Jean-Marie Gervais joined the Canadian Hydrographic Service in 1969.  For the major portion of his career, he worked as a field hydrographer and later, hydrographer-in-charge of various field surveys.  His interest in personnel training gave him the opportunity to successfully merge field training with field production surveys which later permitted him to participate in similar projects in Jamaica and Egypt.  He is presently [1997] involved in special projects with the Laurentian Region of the CHS.

 Source: Lighthouse, No. 56, Fall 1997, p. 27.

  1967 - Student Assistant - Lake Surveillance Program
1968 - Student Assistant - Ottawa River survey
•1969 - Joined the Canadian Hydrographic Service, Hydrographer -  Rideau 
River survey
Photos: 1969/70 Hydrography I Course
•1970         Hydrographic training in the Caribbean Islands on the Baffin, 
Hydrographer -Lower St-Lawrence survey - 20 Apr to 23 Oct
•1971         Hydrographer, Lake of the Woods survey
•1972        Special assignment with Technical Operation at Canada Centre for Inland Waters
•1973 – 1975     Tidal technician with CHS
•1976         Hydrographer, multi-disciplinary survey off coast of Senegal
•1977 – 1978 Hydrographic training officer at CHS Headquarters
•1978     HIC, Richelieu River production/training survey
•1979 – 1980 HIC, Gaspé Peninsula wharves and approaches
•1981    Hydrographer, Newfoundland, Ungava Bay surveys with Baffin (exchange program with Atlantic Region)
•1982     HIC, Gaspé peninsula wharves and approaches
•1983     Senior assistant, Îles-de-la-Madeleine survey
•1984 - 1988 HIC, Îles-de-la-Madeleine surveys and St-Lawrence River surveys
•1989     Training Officer on CIDA project in Jamaica, West Indies
•1990 – 1991 HIC, St-Lawrence River production/training survey
•1992 – 1994 Manager of various office projects (digitisation of charts and field sheets)
•1995 – 1996 Hydrographic consultant and training officer on CIDA project in Egypt
•1997     Acting chief of Cartographic production
•1998     Retired from CHS

I was born in Hull, Quebec in 1948 and soon after, moved to Ottawa. I obtained a college degree in Civil Technology from Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology (formerly known as Eastern Ontario Institute of Technology) in 1969 and immediately joined the CHS after having worked two summers as a student with Central Region. At that time Central Region was located in Ottawa.

In the summer of 1970 Central Region moved its offices to the newly built Canada Centre for Inland Waters in Burlington Ontario, on the western shore of Lake Ontario. I followed suit and for the next seven years worked as a hydrographer, a technical support technician and a tidal technician. In 1976 I had the opportunity to participate as hydrographer on a multi-disciplinary survey off the coast of Senegal on the CSS Baffin.

In the fall of 1977 I obtained a position as training officer in CHS Training Office in Ottawa. Not long after that another opportunity presented itself. The newly created Quebec Region was recruiting and I volunteered my services. So in March 1978 I joined Quebec Region and participated both as HIC and training officer on the Richelieu River hydrographic survey which served as training platform for the new recruits. This was the first of many surveys I was responsible for, whose purpose was both production and training at the same time.

In 1986 Quebec Region moved its offices to the newly built Maurice Lamontagne Institute in Mont-Joli Québec. I followed and established residence in Pointe-au-Père, Quebec. I continued to act as HIC on various hydrographic surveys until 1991. From 1992 to 1998 I headed many special projects including chart and field sheet digitization, chart planning and in 1997 was acting head of the Cartographic production for a period of 9 months.

My involvement with training and hydrographic surveys allowed me to participate in two CIDA funded hydrographic projects. In 1989 I was offered a job as hydrographic training officer for the Jamaican Hydrographic Training program. In addition to organizing and giving classroom courses I organized a field survey of the eastern end of Kingston Harbour, Jamaica. The opportunity of a lifetime came in 1995 when Quebec Region got involved in a project to create a Hydrographic Survey and Mapping Unit within Egypt’s Ministry of Public Works and Water Resources and whose main interests would be the Nile River. As a hydrographic consultant, I provided technical expertise for the preparation and monitoring of a hydrographic course, equipment purchasing and the preparation and execution of a hydrographic training survey in Esna, south of Luxor.

I retired from the CHS in May 1998 after a very satisfying career. I am still involved with the CHS as a translator of technical documents. In 2002 I joined the Friends of Hydrography volunteer group involved in recording hydrographic data and activities for posterity.  

•1969     Entrée au Service hydrographique du Canada, Hydrographe, levé de la Rivière Rideau
•1970     Formation hydrographique dans les Caraïbes sur le Baffin, Hydrographe, levé du Fleuve Saint-Laurent
•1971     Hydrographe, levé du Lac des Bois,
•1972     Affectation spéciale à la section des Opérations techniques au CCEI (Centre canadien des eaux intérieures)
•1973 – 1975 Technicien en marées au SHC
•1976     Hydrographe, levé multidisciplinaire des côtes du Sénégal
•1977 – 1978 Agent de formation hydrographique à l’Administration centrale du SHC
•1978     HEC, levé de production/formation sur la Rivière Richelieu
•1979 – 1980 HEC, quais et approches des quais de la Péninsule de la Gaspésie
•1981     Hydrographe, levés de Terre-Neuve, Baie d’Ungava sur le Baffin (programme d’échange avec la Région de l’Atlantique)
•1982     HEC, quais et approches des quais de la Péninsule de la Gaspésie
•1983     Assistant senior, levé des Îles-de-la-Madeleine
•1984 - 1988 HEC, divers levés des Îles-de-la-Madeleine et du Fleuve Saint-Laurent
•1989     Agent de formation hydrographique pour un projet de l’ACDI en Jamaïque, dans les Antilles
•1990 – 1991 HEC, divers levés de production/formations du Fleuve Saint-Laurent
•1992 – 1994 Gestionnaire de divers projets de bureau (numérisation de cartes et de minutes)
•1995 – 1996 Consultant en hydrographie et agent de formation hydrographique pour un projet de l’ACDI en Égypte
•1997     Chef intérimaire, Production cartographique
•1998     Retiré du SHC

Je suis né à Hull, Québec en 1948 et déménagé à Ottawa, Ontario à un bas age. J’ai obtenu un diplôme collégiale en Génie Civile de Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology (auparavant appelé Eastern Ontario Institute of Technology) en 1969 et immédiatement obtenu un poste avec le SHC, ayant travaillé deux étés auparavant comme étudiant avec la Région Centrale. À ce moment là les bureaux de la Région Centrale étaient encore situés à Ottawa.

À l’été 1970 la Région Centrale déménage ses bureaux au nouvellement construit Centre canadien des eaux intérieures, sur la rive ouest du lac Ontario. J’ai suivi et pour les prochaines sept années j’ai travaillé en tant qu’hydrographe, technicien au support technique et technicien de marées. En 1976 j’ai eu l’opportunité de participer en temps qu’hydrographe au levé multidisciplinaire au large des côtes du Sénégal abord le CSS Baffin.

À l’automne 1977 j’ai obtenu un poste d’agent de formation en hydrographie aux bureaux de l’Administration centrale du SHC. Peu après une autre opportunité s’est présentée. La Région du Québec, nouvellement créée, était en période de recrutement et j’ai offert mes services. Donc en mars 1978 je me suis joint à la Région du Québec et j’ai participé en tant qu’agent de formation et hydrographe en charge du levé de production/formation de la Rivière Richelieu qui a servi pour former les nouvelles recrues. Ce levé fut un de plusieurs dont j’ai été responsable et dont le but était à la fois production et formation.

En 1986 la Région du Québec déménage ses bureaux au nouvellement construit centre de recherche Institut Maurice-Lamontagne à Mont-Joli, Québec. J’ai donc suivi encore une fois pour établir résidence à Pointe-au-Père, Québec. J’ai continué d’agir comme hydrographe en charge sur divers levés jusqu’en 1991. De 1991 à 1998 j’ai été responsable de plusieurs projets spéciaux incluant la numérisation de cartes et de feuilles d’opérations, la planification de cartes et en 1997 j’ai pris en charge la section de Production cartographique pour une courte période de 9 mois.

Mon intérêt dans la production et la formation de levés hydrographiques m’ont donné l’occasion de participer à deux projets hydrographiques. En 1989 j’ai obtenu le poste d’agent de formation pour un programme de formation hydrographique en Jamaïque. En plus d’organiser et de donner des cours en hydrographie j’ai préparé et supervisé un levé hydrographique de la section ouest du Havre de Kingston, Jamaïque. L’opportunité de rêve s’est présenté en 1995 alors que la Région du Québec s’est impliqué dans un projet pour créer une section de levé hydrographique et de cartographie marine au Ministère des travaux publics et des ressources des eaux du gouvernement d’Égypte dont les intérêts principaux seraient le Nil. En tant que consultant en hydrographie j’ai fourni l’expertise technique pour préparer et faire le suivi d’un programme de formation, d’achat d’équipement et la préparation et l’exécution d’un levé hydrographique de formation à Esna au sud de Luxor.

J’ai pris ma retraite du SHC en 1998 après une carrière très satisfaisante. Je suis toujours impliqué avec le SHC en tant que traducteur de textes techniques. En 2002, je me suis joint au Amis de l’hydrographie (Friends of Hydrography), un petit groupe de bénévoles impliquées à préserver l’information et les activités hydrographiques pour la postérité.

Rolly F. Gervais


Rolly joined the CHS in Ottawa as a chart compiler in 1950 and retired in 1987. While with the CHS, Rolly rose through the ranks, in Ottawa, to the position of Chief of Chart Production, Atlantic Region. When the CHS decentralized its chart production activities, Rolly transferred to the Bedford Institute of Oceanography in 1977. After a number of years, he returned to CHS Headquarters to serve as the Head of Cartographic Standards.

After 37 years with the CHS, Rolly did not believe in settling into a quiet retirement - he took up a new career with Revenue Canada and still found time to build his dream home in Dunrobin, Ontario.

Source: Lighthouse, Fall 1993, p. 44.

• 1960 - classification in 1960: Map Compiler and Computer Sup 1
•April 1963 (CHS org chart)- Compilation Services & Training (as Map Compiler and Computer Sup.1)

. A. Ghysens

• 1909 - Lake of Two Mountains survey.
• 1910-12 - Lake Ontario survey.
• 1913-18 - Lower St. Lawrence River survey.
• 1919-20 -St. Lawrence River estuary survey.
• 1921 - Sept Iles & Lake Melville surveys
• 1922 - Officer in Charge of detached party at Sept Iles
• 1923 - did not go to field due to illness
• 1924 - Gulf of St. Lawrence & Mingan Islands survey
• 1925-26 - Mingan Strait survey
• 1926 - detached party at Outardes Bay
• 1927 - Outarde & Manicougan Bays, Lake St. Clair surveys.
• 1928 - Lake St. Clair survey.
• 1929 - Lake Winnipeg/Nelson River survey
• 1930-31 - Officer in Charge of Upper St. Lawrence survey
• 1932 - assigned to Headquarters for emergency surveys, e.g., lower St. Lawrence R.
• 1933 - Officer in Charge of St. Lawrence & Saguenay River survey
• 1934 - examined shoals in Upper St. Lawrence River.
• 1935-36 - Officer in Charge of Lower St. Lawrence River survey.
• 1936 - last field season
• 1937 - unable to go to the field due to illness.
• Sept. 1938 - head of Chart Distribution
• early 1940 -retired.

George C. Gibbons

• Barrister in London, Ontario
• November 1905 - appointed Cdn. Chairman of International Waterways Commission. 

Sir Alexander Gibbs

• 1931 - (of London, England) head of Liverpool Tidal Observatory

R.G.  Gillies

   1969 - Hydrographic Assistant - CSS Maxwell - Atlantic Provences (30 June - 10 Oct)
1969/70 - Training - Hydro I 
Photos: Hydro I 196/70
1970 - Hydrographer -  Shore party No.2 -Ship Harbour to Liscomb Harb, NS - 4 May to 7 July (to Baffin)
1970 - Hydrographer - Baffin - Arctic Survey (7 July - 16 Oct)

G. Gillis

   1969 - Hydrographic Assistant - CSS Maxwell - Atlantic Provinces (15 Sept - 3 Nov)

John Raymond Gillis

    Following war service with the Royal Canadian Navy, from 1939 to 1945, he joined the Canadian Hydrographic Service.
He retired from the CSS ACADIA (as Chief Officer) in 1979. 
2004 - Passed away at age 87.

J. Gillis

• April 1963 (CHS org chart)- Nomenclature (as Technician 1)

E. Girouard

• 1905-06 - Lower St. Lawrence River survey.

Staff Commander W.N. Goalen, R.N.

• 1872-85 - survey of S Nfld. - under Maxwell (chart BA 2141)
• 1877-81 – as a Nav. Lt., survey C. St. John-Toulinguet - under Maxwell (chart BA 285)
• 1882 - survey of Femme Bay (Fortune Bay) (chart 4609)
• 1882-85 – as a Staff Cdr., surveyed Burin Hbr to Devil Bay (chart BA893)
• 1883 - survey of Gaultois & Picaire Harbours (chart BA292, 4609)
• 1884-5 - survey of Bonne Bay & Great Jervis Harbour (chart BA292, 4609)
• 1885-88 – surveyed St. Lawrence R, Goose I to Quebec, under Maxwell (chart BA315)
• 1886-87 – surveyed St. Lawrence R, Origaux Pt to Goose I, under Maxwell (chart BA314)
• 1887-89 – surveyed St. Lawrence R, Saguenay to Origaux Pt under Maxwell (chart BA313)

Arthur A. Gobeil

  born 9 November 1878 in Quebec (1901 census)

• 1904 - came from Public Works upon amalgamation as an Instrument Man.
• 1904-06 - Lake St. Francis survey.

André Godin

André Godin is a hydrographic engineer, currently working as project manager in marine geomatics for CHS.  André graduated from the Institut Maritime du Québec in 1984 and further obtained his certificate of competency as oceanic navigator.  He then worked as Ship’s officer on several vessels before returning to school in 1987, where he studied computer sciences and remote sensing at the University of Sherbrooke.  André joined CHS in 1989 where he specialized in the operations of multibeam echo-sounding systems, while acquiring advanced hydrographic grounding.

 Source: 1998 Canadian Hydrographic Conference Proceedings, p. 5.

R. Goh

• 1970 - Summer Student

R.P. (Bob) Golding
- 1970

• 1960 - classification in 1960: Tech Off 5
• April 1963 (CHS org chart)– Central Region, Field Officer (Technical Officer 5)
1964 - Hydrographer in Charge - St Lawrence River survey, Champlain to Quebec City - CSL Petrel
1965 - Hydrographer - Trent-Severn Waterway survey, Ontario
1966 - Hydrographer - Trent-Severn Waterway survey, Ont.
((•1966 - assisted Chuck Leadman's survey of St Lawrence River (Montreal to Quebec City)))!!!check this!!
   1967 - Hydrographer - Trent Severn Waterway (Ont) 
1969 - Officer-in Charge - Rideau Waterway Survey (Ont)
1970 - Officer-in-Charge - Rideau Waterway Survey (Ont) - deceased 25 June 1970

From the 1970 Final Field Report - Rideau Waterway:
Bob Golding
It is with deep regret that we record the sudden death of Bob Golding.  Bob's surveying career began in 1948 when he joined the Topographical Survey of the Surveys and Mapping Branch, following seven and one-half years in the Royal Canadian Air Force. In 1951, he transferred to the Hydrographic Service. During his career as a Hydrographer, he served in many parts of Canada, on shore based parties and aboard ships. 25 June 1970 Mr.  Golding passed away suddenly.

G.H. Goldsteen

   1966 - Hydrographic Assistant - Entrance to Georgian Bay - shore party -6 Sept to 14 Oct
•  1966/67-Training-Hydro I-
1967 - Hydrographer - Trent Severn Waterway (Ont)
1968 - Hydrographer - Trent-Severn Survey (Ont)
1969 - Sr. Ass't. - St Lawrence and Lower Ottawa River Survey, Que
1970 - Hydrographer in Charge - Great Lakes Ground Control Survey
• 1977 – Eskimo Point survey (FS 3938)

J.E.V. (Vic) Goodwill

• early 1941 - appointed, temporarily to Tidal section.
• 1941 - St. Lawrence River survey
• 1942-43 - Lake St. Peter survey
• 1944-45 - St. Lawrence River survey.
• 1946-47 - Bras d'Or Lake survey
• 1949 - Officer in Charge of Port aux Basques survey. (FS 1964)
• 1949-53 - surveyed Pictou Harbour (chart 4437)
• 1950 - Officer in Charge of TERRA NOVA, Coral Harbour survey. (FS2100)
• 1950 - Officer in Charge of Hopedale, Lab. survey (chart 4751)
• 1952- Officer in Charge of Hopedale, Lab. survey (chart 4751)
1953 - HIC THERON, Diana Bay, Hudson Strait, extended survey of Hopedale and Approaches
1954 - HIC THERON, Hopedale Labrador
1956 - HIC KAPUSKASING, Gulf of St Lawrence
• 1960 - classification in 1960: Engineer 5
• 1961-62 - surveyed Long Pond, Conception Bay, Nfld. (chart 4581)
• 1962-64 - surveyed Carmanville, Nfld. (chart 4532)
• April 1963 (CHS org chart)- Central Region, Field Officer (Engineer 5)
1964 - HIC ACADIA - East Point, PEI - Pictou, NS - Newfoundland - St Pierre Miquelon (France)
• 1964 - surveyed Advocate Mines wharf, Baie Verte, Nfld. (chart 4521)
•1966-68 - Hydrographer in Charge of MARABELL, B.C.
1966 - Menzies Bay, Uchucklesit Inlet, Neroutsos Inlet, Portland Inlet, Observatory Inlet, Prideau Haven.
1967 - Nanaimo, Meyers Passage, Portland Inlet, Gold River, Seymour and Belize Inlets, Prideaux Haven, Departure Bay
1968 - Departure Bay, Troup Passage, Vancouver Harbour, Spiller Channel, Knox Bay
1969 - Hydrographer in charge - MARABELL - B.C. various locations
1970 - Hydrographer in charge (ESS 9) - Wm J Stewart - B.C. various locations

  from verbal report: died about 2003.

Dr. Goodwin

• of Halifax
• 1912 - physician on MINTO, Hudson Bay survey

W.W. Goodwin

• April 1963 (CHS org chart)- Electronic Technician, Bedford Institute ( Technician 3)
1964 (winter) - CSS Baffin - British Virgin Islands survey
1964 - Senior Technician - CSS Cartier - Great Lakes survey (3 June - 29 Oct)
1966 - CSS Kapuskasing - Gulf of St. Lawrence and Nova Scotia ( 9 July to 10 Nov)

Julian Goodyear

A native of Carmanville, Newfoundland, Julian Goodyear joined the Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) in 1971 following completion of a Diploma in surveying Technology from the College of Trades and Technology, St. John's. He took educational leave in 1976 to pursue his B.Sc. in surveying engineering at the University of New Brunswick, from which he graduated in 1980. Two years later, he received his Canada Lands Surveyor Commission and later became a registered engineer in the Province of Nova Scotia. In 1985, he enrolled in navigation studies at the Nautical Institute of Nova Scotia and continued part time at the Marine Institute, St. John's in 1988.

Julian's duties as a hydrographer have taken him to both the West and East Coast of Canada, the Arctic, the Caribbean, the gulf of Mexico and the eastern U.S. seaboard. In 1987, he transferred from the Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, N.S. to the Newfoundland Region of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, where he held the position of Section Head, Hydrography, at the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Centre, St. John's. He has also served as the Master and Chief Hydrographer of CSS Maxwell and Chief Hydrographer of CSS Matthew. In addition to his hydrographic duties, Julian was program advisor for the construction of CSS Matthew and the Project Manager for the evaluation of the SWATH vessel CSS Frederick G. Creed.

In 1992, he was appointed the project liaison officer for the CHS Electronic Chart Pilot Project. Thus far, he has been assigned to Offshore Systems Ltd., Vancouver, an ECDIS manufacturer and Nautical Data International Inc., St. john's, a digital data company.

Julian, his wife Gail, and their four daughters reside in Portugal Cove, Newfoundland.

Source: Geomatica, 1996, Vol. 50, No. 3, pp.372-3.


1969 - Hydrographic Casual - CSS Kapuskasing - Fogo Isl, NFLD (12 Sept - 22 Oct)

Lieutenant Andrew R. Gordon, R.N.

• 1880-84 - employed by Meteorological Service (Toronto Observatory)
• 1884-86 - Commander of Hudson Bay Expeditions, NEPTUNE
• 1884 - surveys in Hudson Bay and Churchill.
• 1887 - checking of tidal predictions in Gulf of St. Lawrence.
• 1888 - observing tidal currents in Gulf and River St. Lawrence.
• 1887-94 - involved with tides for the Meteorological Service
• October 1891 - transferred to Fisheries Protection Service, Dept. Marine and Fisheries.
• March 1893 - died of ill health.

Lieut. E.A. Gore-Langton, R.N.

• 1907-09 - on HMS EGERIA, survey of Browning Entrance (chart BA 2453)

Chris Gorski


BIRTH DATE: 27-Sep-50


JOINED: 09-May-72, 8-May-1972 According to my Statement of Pension / Treasury Board

Yrs of Service                    HIC, MANAGER/SUPERVISOR 

1972               Lower St. Lawrence River                                Bob Marshall
1972               Hydro 1 Training @ Algonquin Collage
1973               Hydro 1 Training on CSS BAFFIN to West
Indies. Hydrography I Certificate
Lake Winnipeg Survey                                     R.C. Lewis
James Bay                                                    Bob Marshall
1973/74           Lake Huron Shore Erosion study                         B. Haras
1974               P.C.S.P.                                                      Jack Wilson
Lake Winnipeg Survey                                      Gerry Wade
1975               P.C.S.P.                                                      Jack Wilson
Lake Winnipeg Survey                                     Gerry Wade
1976               Revisory & Range Surveys                                Ray Chapeskie
1977               Winnipeg River                                              George Macdonld
1977               Hydrography II Certificate
1978               CHS - NOAA Exchange Program
1978 - 1980     Cartographic Unit Assignment                             Boyd Thorson
1981               Revisory Survey                                             Mike Crutchlow
1982               Marine Cartography I Certificate
St. Lawrence River Survey                               Bruce Wright
1983               Lake Nipissing, Little Current                             31-Jul-92 Start as EG-6, Supervisor,
Data Transformation
1993               Chart Production                                            Nautical Publications                                     Brent Beale

R. Gottinger

• April 1963 (CHS org chart)– Nautical Geodesy (Technical Officer 3)

George W. Gough

• 1960 - classification in 1960: Superv  Draftsman 2 • 1962 - in Chart Drafting
•April 1963 (CHS org chart)- Supervisor, Drafting and Reproduction, Unit 1, Group B (Supervising Draftsman 2)

Miss R. Gould

• fall 1929 - appointed as a typist at Headquarters.
• 1929-47 - stenographer.
• 1947 - transferred to Director's office. 

L. Goulden

• 1964 - Student Assistant - CSS Baffin - Bay of Fundy survey

J.T. Gowlland

• 1858-62 – as a 2nd Master, surveyed Trail I to Cadboro Head, B.C., under Richards (chart BA577)
• 1860 – as a 2nd Master, surveyed Strait of Georgia, under Richards (chart BA582)
• 1860 - surveyed off NW part of Vancouver Island (chart BA582)
• 1862 - surveyed Brooks Bay (w side Vancouver I) (chart BA590)

Lieut. A.F.S. Grant, R.N.

• 1907-09 - on HMS EGERIA, survey of Browning Entrance (chart BA 2453)

M.R. Grant

• 1967/68-Training-Hydro I
Photos: Hydro I 1967/68
• 1968/69-Training-Hydro I
   1968 - Hydrographer - Georgian Bay survey (1 May to 9 Oct)
1969 - Hydrographer - Ottawa River survey - Temiskaming to Rapides des Joachims, Ont and Que
1970 - Hydrographer - Lower Ottawa River, Que - 11 May to 23 July - moved to CSS Parizeau

S.T. Grant

Steve Grant, after serving five years in the Royal Canadian Navy as a generalist officer, attended Dalhousie University and, in 1971, graduated with a B.Sc. in engineering physics. He commenced work with the Navigation Group at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography.

Source: The Canadian Surveyor, June 1972, p. 186.

After 5 years as an Officer in the Royal Canadian Navy, including a period as a destroyer Navigation Officer, Steve left the navy to attend Dalhousie University where he obtained a B.Sc. in Engineering Physics in 1971. He then joined the Navigation Group, Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS), at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography (BIO). During the 12 years with the Navigation Group he worked with a variety of positioning systems from microwave to long range systems like Loran-C. Steve developed specialized positioning tools for the BIO scientists and during the final years with the Navigation Group he co-developed an integrated navigation system called BIONAV. Electronic Charts first appeared on the scene during this period and Steve started what would become a lifelong involvement with these systems. While in the Navigation Group he obtained a M.Sc. in Surveying Engineering and a Canada Lands Surveyor certification and became a Professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia (APENS).

Steve become Regional Tidal Officer in 1982, a job he held for the next half dozen years. He also participated in a number of meetings of the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) Committee on Electronic Charts and was appointed as the CHS representative to the IHO Electronic Chart Updating Working Group. From 1989 until his retirement in 1996 Steve acted as Manager, Data Management & Planning and Manager, Nautical Publications. Throughout this period he continued his international Electronic Chart activities and represented Atlantic Region on the national CHS Electronic Chart Pilot Project.

He retired in 1996, started Electronic Navigation Consulting International (ENCI), and has been busy teaching, researching and managing Electronic Chart, Tides and GPS projects in Canada and abroad. During 1999 / 2000 Steve and his wife sailed their 32 ft. sloop to the Bahamas and back.

Source:  Steve Grant

D. Gray

   1966 - Joined CHS
1967/68 - working level draftsman - Ottawa

David H. Gray

David Gray has a B.A.Sc. and a M.A.Sc. from the University of Toronto and is a P.Eng. (Ontario) and a CLS. He worked for Speight, van Nostrand, Anderson& Currie, OLS, during his summer months of his undergraduate years. He has done geodetic triangulation in Ontario, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and geodetic adjustments and error propagation analyses for Geodetic Survey of Canada, EMR, for a few years then joined the Canadian Hydrographic Service in 1971 where he holds the title of "Geodesy and Radio Positioning Specialist". He has researched low frequency radio propagation and has carried out Decca and Loran-C calibration surveys on Canada's Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic coasts and in the Great Lakes and prepared the parameters for the hyperbolic lattice on CHS charts. As an expert witness in several court cases involving fishing violations, he was questioned on the position of the alleged infraction and the position of the boundary and their accuracies. He is responsible for the conversion of CHS charts to NAD 83. He was a member of the Canadian Team for the Canada/France maritime boundary arbitration and provides technical advice on maritime boundaries and limits to Dept. of Foreign Affairs.

Sources: The Canadian Surveyor, September 1975, p. 324.
The Canadian Surveyor, September 1980, p. 323
CISM Journal ACSGC, Spring 1988, p. 32.
CISM Journal ACSGC, Autumn 1992, p. 275.
Geomatica, Spring 1994, p. 144.

Norman Gerald Gray

1906 - 2005

Norman Gerald Gray was closely associated with land and marine surveying in Canada for some 42 years. "Norm", as he is more familiarly called, is a descendent of maritime seafarers and boatbuilders. He was born in Yarmouth, N.S., in 1906, and received his early education there. In 1927, he obtained his diploma in engineering from Mount Allison University, N.B. He then registered at the Nova Scotia Technical College, and in the spring of 1929 graduated with B.Sc. in mining engineering. By then he also had four seasons with the Topographical Survey to his credit, one of which was in Ottawa. As an articled pupil, he successfully passed his preliminary Dominion Land Surveyor's examinations in September 1927.

Following graduation, he was employed for short periods in Newfoundland by the Newfoundland Mining Corporation, and in northern Quebec by the Noranda Mines Limited. He entered the Canadian Hydrographic Service as a junior hydrographer in May 1930, and by 1957 had become head of this service. During his thirty-seven years with the Hydrographic Service, twenty-one season were spent in the field as assistant hydrographer and hydrographer-in-charge of shore and ship parties; six years were spent supervising the maintenance and construction of new units for the hydrographic fleet; and his final ten years were spent as dominion hydrographer.

Norm's career in marine surveying began on the old steamer Bayfield in Lake Superior in 1930. In 1939, he was senior assistant on the steamer Cartier working in the Cape Breton area of Nova Scotia. He became hydrographer-in-charge of a shore-based field party on the Gaspé Coast in 1941, and in 1948, after outfitting the new Cartier in Georgian Bay, he was her first Hydrographer-in Charge. He is the only hydrographer of his day who served in all pre-war ships on the East Coast: Acadia, Bayfield and Cartier. He also worked in smaller units of the fleet: the launches Anderson, Boulton, Discovery and Henry Hudson. He has left his survey markers in all the provinces of Eastern Canada from the Atlantic seaboard to the shores of Lake Winnipeg in Manitoba. He is also believed to be the last hydrographer to use a four-oared sailing gig for inshore sounding on Canada's coasts when he worked in the Magdalen Islands in the early "Depression" years of the 1930s. His last field season was in 1951 as Hydrographer-in-Charge of the Kapuskasing, working in Newfoundland and the Strait of Canso.

Mr. Gray has made several significant contributions to Canadian hydrography. In 1930, he assisted in positioning the hazardous uncharted 'Superior Shoal' near the middle of Lake Superior. In 1942 and 1943, he completed a survey of Annapolis Basin, the site of HMCS Cornwallis. In 1944, he made a detailed hydrographic survey across Northumberland Strait for studies in connection with a proposed causeway to joint Prince Edward Island with the mainland. During his years in the field he also gathered oceanographic data that was forwarded to the Atlantic Oceanographic Group for analysis.

In 1951, to assist with post-war program of ship construction and maintenance, Norm was assigned to the Hydrography and Ship Section at headquarters. In 1953, he succeeded Mr. H.L. Leadman as Marine Superintendent. His outstanding achievement in that post was the direction he gave in the design and construction of CSS Baffin, Canada's first hydrographic-oceanographic ship capable of working in the Arctic. In January 1957, he was in charge of her maiden voyage from Quebec to Halifax. This was the first successful winter crossing of the Gulf of St. Lawrence by a Canadian Survey Ship.

When Mr. F.C.G. Smith retired in 1957, Mr. Gray was appointed Dominion Hydrographer. Since then he has guided the Canadian Hydrographic Service, a division of the Surveys and Mapping Branch to 1962 and subsequently as a division of the Marine Sciences Branch.

He was head of the Canadian delegation to the International Hydrographic Bureau Conferences in 1957, 1962 and 1967 and brought honor to Canada by being elected vice-president of the 1967 conference. He represented the CHS on the United States-Canadian Committee on the mapping, Charting and Aerial Photography Plan, the annual conference on the Athabaska-Mackenzie Waterway and the NATO hydrographic conference.

In the last ten years as Dominion Hydrographer, he travelled widely; from Istanbul, Turkey in the east, to Hawaii in the west and from the tropical climate of the Caribbean to the Arctic Ocean. The most memorable of these was a cruise on a United States Navy blimp from Churchill to Ice Island T-3, and included a flight over Committee Bay, an area of the Arctic which has yet to be visited by a ship.

Source: The Canadian Surveyor, December 1982, p. 180.
Soundings, undated (presumed circa 1965)

• 1930 - Lake Superior survey
• 1931 - Magdalen Islands survey.
• 1932-34 - Lake Winnipeg survey.
• 1935 - Charlottetown survey (chart 4460)
• 1935 - examined approaches to Key Harbour.
• 1936-37 - Charlottetown survey.
• 1938 - Toronto, Heron Bay (L. Superior), Montreal surveys.
• 1939 - east coast of Cape Breton survey.
• fall 1939 - shore party Northumberland Strait.
• 1939 - surveyed Shediac Harbour (chart 4478)
• 1940 - Northumberland Strait survey.
• 1940-42 - surveyed Amet Sound, N.S. (chart 4497)
• 1941 - surveyed Port Daniel, Chaleur Bay (chart 4444)
• 1941-42 - Officer in Charge of Gulf of St. Lawrence surveys.
• 1943 - Officer in Charge of Bay of Fundy survey.
• 1944-45 - Officer in Charge of Northumberland Strait survey.
• 1946 - Northumberland Strait survey
• 1947 - Officer in Charge of Bras d'Or Lake & Murray Harbour survey
• 1947 - surveyed Murray Harbour, PEI (chart 4420)
• 1948 - Parry Sound survey
• 1948-49 - Officer in Charge of CARTIER (II), Great Lakes & Gulf of St. Lawrence
• 1949 - surveyed Belle Isle, Nfld (chart 4705)
•1950 - principle assistant Hydrography and Ship Section
• 1951 - Officer in Charge of KAPUSKASING, Newfoundland & Nova Scotia
• 1951 Officer in Charge of Lark & York Hbr (W coast Nfld) survey (chart 4654)
•1952 - at headquarters, Ottawa
• 1953-57 - Marine Superintendent, Ships & Hydrography Section
• 1957 - Officer in Charge of BAFFIN on oceanographic cruise in Gulf of St. Lawrence
•appointed Dominion Hydrographer
• 1957-67 - Dominion Hydrographer
•1967 - retired from Canadian Hydrographic Service
2005 - died in Ottawa 27 Sept 2005

A.W. (Wally) Green

• April 1963 (CHS org chart)- Tides and Water Levels, Data Collection and Reductions, (as Assistant Technician 3)
•1966 - transferred to Dept of Public Works in London

F. Green

• 1967 - Captain - CSS Marabell - BC Coast - various locations (departed for CSS Vector 25 Aug)

D.G. Greene

• 1966 - Summer Student - CSS Baffin - Tail of the Bank (16 May to 26 Aug) from E.O.I.T. Ottawa

S.G. Greener

1969 - Hydrographic Assistanat - Rideau Waterway survey (5 May - 10 Oct)
Photos: 1969/70 - Training - Hydrography I course
1970 - Hydrographer - Great Lakes Ground Control Survey

Susan Barbara Greenslade

• December 1989-Chart Corrections-Russell Road Office

Capt. F.H. Griffith

---- - 1922

•1908 - 1922 - Sailing Master, LILLOUET, surveys near Skeena River.
•1922 -- Sailing Master LILLOOET, Hecate Strait survey - died on board LILLOUET

Gris, Al

•1977-Cartography I course

Photos: Carto I 1977

L. Grudecki

• 1964 - Hydrographer, RICHARDSON - Pelly Island to Cape Parry, Western Arctic
1964 - Hydrographer (Summer Student?) - Wm J Stewart - BC - August to September

S. C. Guenard

• July 1910 - Chief Engineer, CARTIER
• 1921 - Chief Engineer, BAYFIELD (II) 

P. Guibord

   1965 - Joined CHS
1967 - transferred to compilation from drafting
1968 - working level draftsman - Ottawa


Capt. Thomas Gushue

• nickname "Black Tom o'Brigus"
• 1910-11 - Sailing Master of 3-masted schooner CHRISSIE C. THOMEY, Port Nelson survey.