M.Charles M.B. sits on a crib work frame just outside the module ship. Construction machinery in the foreground is working on demolition of the old pipe shop foundation, and the start of the new shipbuilding hall.
In fact seaman Charles was awarded two Medals of Bravery, one by the Canadian Coast Guard and one by the United States Coast Guard, for his efforts during a Search and Rescue mission in 1976. His boat, the Bamfield lifeboat, based on Vancouver Island went to the aid of a sunken fishing vessel and rescued two crew members. A USCG helicopter, which had rescued another crew man crashed nearby and the Bamfield boat turned back and rescued the USCG crew and the fishing boat survivor.