Photo of Associated Airways floatbase Yellowknife N.W.T., early 1950s

$15.00 CAD

– Sold Out

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Photo of several Associated Airways Beaver float planes moored at the Old Town float base.

Written on back “Yellowknife N.W.T.” as well as other measurements and markings.

12 x 17 //  4 ¾” x 6 ¾”

(Red text is an electronic watermark that is not physically part of the photo for sale)


Canadian Pacific Airlines built this modern float base on the waterfront of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada in 1946 to serve as an office, staff housing, and mooring for its fleet of bush planes. Yellowknife was a very active aviation centre during the late 1940s as a result of renewed gold exploration after World War Two. The aviation industry however was very tumultuous and many bankruptcies and mergers occurred throughout history, and many airline companies came to use this float base in Yellowknife, including: Canadian Pacific Airlines (1946–1949), Yellowknife Airways (1949–1951), Associated Airways Limited (1951–1956)…