The Vancouver Sun took this formal portrait of Jim as museum director and Sea Hunter when they named him one of BC’s most prominent citizens in 2004.
Jim as the director of the Vancouver Maritime Museum at the museum’s “Nautical Treasures” exhibition featuring the famous America’s Cup.
Jim with publisher Jim Chambers of Facts on File at the New York launch of Across the Top of the World, 2000.
Jim autographs a copy of Racers and Rovers at the formal launch of the book at the Vancouver Maritime Museum.
Jim’s official portrait as director of the Vancouver Maritime Museum. Alex Waterhouse-Hayward Photo.
Jim displays some of the treasures of the Vancouver Maritime Museum for the CBC National News, 2006. Gary Wildman Photo.
Jim is interviewed by the media at the dedication and unveiling of the Henry Larsen statue at the museum, June 2006.
Jim with Debbie Tardiff, who with her husband Don are dear friends who worked with Jim for many years at the museum.
Jim poses with the Henry Larsen statue after it was unveiled and before it was installed on board the RCMP's St. Roch.
Jim speaks at the dedication and unveiling of the Henry Larsen statue at the museum, June 2006.
Newly arrived at the Vancouver Maritime Museum, Jim prepares to make a dive in the Newtsuit at the training and test tank of International Hardsuits in North Vancouver in 1991.
In 2000, Jim participated in the St. Roch II Voyage of Rediscovery, an epic recreation of the Northwest Passage voyages of St. Roch, Canada's famous Arctic exploration vessel and centerpiece of the Vancouver Maritime Museum, where Jim has served as executive director since 1991. Not content with raising funds and profile for the voyage, Jim had to go along - adding a search for the wrecks of explorer Sir John Franklin's lost ships from his 1845-1848 expedition, a sonar mapping of the wreck of Maud, and a field reconnaissance of the passage. Here he is, in an Royal Canadian Mounted Police marine detachment uniform, after a landing off the shores of King William Island in search of an elusive wreck said to lie just off its shores and visible only from the air. While the trip was amazing and Jim enjoyed his time with RCMP on the voyage, alas, no trace of Franklin's ships were found on the voyage.
Maritime Museum trustee and good friend Peter Bernard presents Jim with the Board’s gift to mark his departure from the museum in 2006 – a specially commissioned, beautiful original watercolor by artist Gordon Miller of the steamer Beaver trading with the First Nations on the BC coast in the 1840s.