Vancouver Maritime Museum proudly unveils its pivotal new exhibition The Lost Fleet, on display March 24, 2017 – March 25, 2018. The Lost Fleet investigates the unjust 1941 seizure of 1,200 Japanese-Canadian fishing vessels following the bombing of Pearl Harbour through a collection of historic photographs, models of Japanese-Canadian-built fishing boats, fishermen’s tools, and replica documents. Visitors will also see an original shell fragment from Estevan Point lighthouse, which was attacked by a Japanese imperial submarine in June 1942, revealing the little known fact that enemy fire landed on Canadian soil during WWII. The Lost Fleet will shed important light on the pre-eminence of xenophobia in the province’s history, how this led to the appropriation of Japanese-Canadian property, and ultimately the incarceration of an entire people.
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