This week Squamish Terminals celebrated their 50th anniversary. Squamish Terminals traces its history back to the 1960s, when the extension of the BC Railway to the north and the expansion of pulp production capacity in BC led to the opportunity for the development of a deep water port up the coast from Vancouver. Robert Cattermole, a prominent forestry executive in BC, made the initial investment to build the first wharf facility on the waterfront. The Training Dyke was built by the community. Cattermole entered into an agreement with Star Shipping in 1971 to expand the wharf development through a joint venture, Squamish Terminals Ltd. The first ship, the Star Columbia, arrived in November 1972 and since then Squamish Terminals has handled more than 22 million tonnes of cargo.