MP-0000.158.56 | Elevators, Fort William, ON, about 1925

Photograph, glass lantern slide
Elevators, Fort William, ON, about 1925
Anonyme - Anonymous
About 1925, 20th century
Silver salts and transparent ink on glass - Gelatin dry plate process
8 x 10 cm
Gift of Mr. Stanley G. Triggs
© McCord Museum
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"Fort William: Fort William, at the head of Lake Superior, is, with its twin city, Port Arthur, Canada's greatest grain port, at which the huge grain crop of Western Canada every year comes into contact with commerce (See Number 62). Hauled hither by railway cars, the grain is consolidated into great bulk, transferred to lake steamers, and by them carried down the Great Lakes to Port McNicoll, Buffalo and other ports. The total capacity of the thirty terminal elevators is in excess of 54,000,000 bushels, the largest having a capacity of 10,000,000 bushels. The Kaministikwia River, flowing into the lake, has been dredged out so that the largest freighters can have easy access to the dock. Three big elevators are seen at the right. (Population of "Twin Cities," 40,000.)"

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