MP-0000.25.211 | Harbour, grain elevators and Lachine Canal entrance, Montreal, QC, about 1930
Harbour, grain elevators and Lachine Canal entrance, Montreal, QC, about 1930
Sydney Jack Hayward
About 1930, 20th century
Silver salts on glass - Gelatin dry plate process
8 x 10 cm
Gift of Mr. Stanley G. Triggs
© McCord Museum
Keywords: Cityscape (3948) , harbour (624) , Industry (942) , Photograph (77678) , view (1387)
"ENTRANCE OF LACHINE CANAL: Montreal, as you perhaps know, is the second largest port of North America, coming next to New York, and is the greatest grain port in the world. It is connected with the Great Lakes by the Lachine Canal, the entrance to which is seen in the foreground of this picture. In the middle distance you see two of the grain elevators which have made possible our extraordinary increase in grain carrying business.In 1928 Montreal handled over 200,000,000 bushels of wheat,-30,000 tons to every working day- and it is interesting to note that about half of this wheat was American."
Excerpt from "CANADIAN GEOGRAPHY & ECONOMICS: The St. Lawrence River" (Lecture A.4 and A.11); booklet, McGill University Illustrated Lectures, about 1930.