Across Canada by the CPR

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Photograph, glass lantern slide
Harbour, St. John, NB, 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
MP-0000.158.7
© McCord Museum
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"Saint John, N.B. -- From the Harbor: Saint John, which we reach from Digby by a commodious Canadian Pacific steamer, is the largest city of New Brunswick. It is essentially a maritime city, an important port, one of Canada's two winter ports on the Atlantic, and its fine docks and harbor equipment are very interesting. It has three grain elevators, two of which, with a million bushel capacity each, are operated by the Canadian Pacific, fifteen ocean berths, and a dry dock 1,150 feet in length. Saint John has extensive manufacturing and lumbering interests. The city, which stands at the mouth of the great Saint John River, was founded during the seventeenth century by the French, but its growth dates really from 1783, when five thousand United Empire Loyalists settled here. (Population 68,000.)"

Excerpt from "ACROSS CANADA BY C. P. R.", Section 1--The Maritime Provinces; booklet, McGill University Illustrated Lectures, 1928.