Port leases land to shipbuilder G.M. Standifer Construction Corporation
On September 1, 1918, port commissioners resolved that it was in the port’s “best interest” to enter into a contract with the G.M. Standifer Construction Corporation for the purpose of building ships. The Standifer shipyards built both wooden and steel ships at its Vancouver locations between 1918 and 1921 to aid in the World War I effort.