MP-0000.158.17 | S. S. "Empress of Britain", Canadian Pacific Steamship Line, about 1934

 
Photograph, glass lantern slide
S. S. "Empress of Britain", Canadian Pacific Steamship Line, about 1934
Anonyme - Anonymous
About 1934, 20th century
Silver salts and transparent ink on glass - Gelatin dry plate process
8 x 10 cm
Gift of Mr. Stanley G. Triggs
MP-0000.158.17
© McCord Museum
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""Empress of Australia." Quebec is the Canadian summer port of several vessels of the Canadian Pacific Atlantic steamship fleet. These include the magnificent "Empress of Australia" (21,500 gross tons), "Empress of Scotland" (25,000 gross tons), and "Empress of France" (18,500 gross tons), sailing to Cherbourg and Southampton. This express service, giving as it does two days on the sheltered St. Lawrence and four days only on the open sea, is the ideal route to Europe.In addition to the Empress steamships, the Canadian Pacific operates from Quebec and Montreal (or from Saint John in winter) a fleet of cabin class steamships to Liverpool, Cherbourg, Southampton, Belfast, Glasgow, Hamburg and Antwerp. These steamships provide only one class of cabin accomodation, instead of two. This service has been augmented by the appearance of the new Canadian Pacific "Duchess" steamships, the largest and finest cabin class steamships on the St. Lawrence."

Excerpt from "ACROSS CANADA BY C. P. R.", Section 2--The Province of Quebec; booklet, McGill University Illustrated Lectures, 1928.