MP-0000.158.52 | Dining room, in one of the Canadian Pacific Line's Great Lakes steamships, ON, about 1935

 
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Photograph, glass lantern slide
Dining room, in one of the Canadian Pacific Line's Great Lakes steamships, ON, about 1935
Anonyme - Anonymous
About 1935, 20th century
Silver salts and transparent ink on glass - Gelatin dry plate process
8 x 10 cm
Gift of Mr. Stanley G. Triggs
MP-0000.158.52
© McCord Museum
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"Saulte Ste. Marie -- Locks: At Sault Ste. Marie the Province of Ontario juts west to meet the State of Michigan on the other side of St. Mary River. An important branch of the Canadian Pacific crosses the river here on the largest bascule bridge in the world.The St. Mary River compresses here into swift rapids. To overcome these, two canals have been built, one on the Canadian and one on the American side. The Canadian canal is 7,472 feet long and raises the water-level 18 feet. The annual tonnage passing through the two canals in some years surpasses the annual tonnage of either the Suez or Panama Canal.From the canal we enter Lake Superior. It is a run of over 18 hours to Port Arthur. On Lake Superior we lose sight of land entirely, so vast is this great inland sea. Our lake journey ends at Fort William. (See No. 56.)"

Excerpt from "ACROSS CANADA BY C. P. R.", Section 3--The Province of Ontario; booklet, McGill University Illustrated Lectures, 1928.