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Cruise the Great Lakes Canadian Pacific Railway Company. Great Lake Steamship Service 1940

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THRESHOLD of the inland seas is beautiful Georgian Bay. Rolling wooded shores — deep, clear
waters — rocky pine-clad islands — no wonder Georgian Bay is renowned as one of the most attractive
and unspoiled resort regions in North America. Here history sails the same route as you do. Here came
Champlain the explorer. Here came Brebeuf and Lalemant the missionaries. Here clashed the Iroquois
and the Huron Indians. Today, shrines to martyred Jesuits — crumbling forts and relics of redskin warriors
are all that remain of the storied past. Today come new explorers, just as eager as those of bygone days
tojiollow the northwest lake route into the setting sun. But not in birch bark canoes now — in spacious
Canadian Pacific ships that cruise majestically across the Great Lakes.
Over 30,000 islands dot the shores of Georgian Bay — islands among the oldest known to geologists.
Of these the first easterly group is the   Christian   Islands — Faith,   Hope   and   Charity — now   Indian
reservations of the Ojibway race.    Far in the distance are the Blue Mountains of Colling wood, and to
the right a group of islands — the Westerns, where stands a friendly lighthouse.    There is gentle beauty
in the tree-clothed slopes of the shores, a sharp contrast to the rocky islands.    Canoes, yachts and sailboats
ply to and from the mouth of the Severn River — summer cottages and camps form colourful patches along
the shores.    Westward, then, through these rocky islands — westward past Bruce Peninsula and Georgian
Bay Islands National Park — past Flower Pot Island — out to Lake Huron proper through the Soo Locks,
and across Lake Superior in your big, white Canadian Pacific liner.
Carefree hours on spacious, sunny decks fhtffc4       /&$/utO*
A few short hours from Toronto and
your train rolls to a stop at Port
McNicoll, just a step from the great
white S.S. Keewatin or S.S. Assiniboia.
Then, while you catch a brief glimpse
of flowers in the foreground and grain
elevators on the skyline, your baggage
is whisked aboard. You follow, and
wave from the sun deck as the liner
floats away from the dock and you hear,
trumpeting welcomingly, the bugle call
to your first delicious shipboard dinner.
NEW friends — developed with the
speed that is one of the mysterious
delights of shipboard life — join you in
moonlight dancing on the deck to the
pulsating rhythm of the ship's orchestra
— or, if the Northern Lights are on display
(as they so often are) what is more inspiring
than to watch them march across the sky!
Then a midnight snack to curb your
breeze-sharpened appetite — and so to
bed as your ship trails a silvery wake
across sleeping Lake Huron.
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Comfortable air-conditioned parlor cars are
operated in Steamship Special Trains
Toronto-Port McNicoll
Fort Ste. Marie, Ontario.
Situated only two miles from Port
McNicoll, this famous Shrine marks
the site of the historic Huron home
of the Jesuit Martyrs of the 17th
Century, and is now the scene of
yearly pilgrimages for thousands.
Port McNicoll-Sault Ste. Marie ... 268 statute miles
Sault Ste. Marie-Port Arthur .... 273      "
Port Arthur-Fort William      3      "
PASSPORTS! r"'. *I   f II J-   -"
carried at
moderate rates
S.S. "Keewatin"
leaving Soo locks
"KiTORNING, and beautiful inland
• *■ * "seascapes". As you eat a
breakfast that's double what you'd
take at home you exchange happy
nods of recognition with fellow
travellers. Later, when you take
your morning constitutional on deck,
you notice that the ship has entered
the narrows again, with sandy
beaches  closing  in   on  both  sides.
Cruising on the scenic St. Mary's River
T7"OU glide past Frying Pan,
A Pipe and St. Joseph Islands, and
soon notice that it is no longer open
country you are passing. Heavy
smoke ahead signals the approach
to a huge smelter. Suddenly you
are at Sault Ste. Marie and indulging
in a tour of happy exploration along
attractive but unfamiliar streets.
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[ou're off for Lake
Superior, the biggest of them all! The
huge locks lift the great ship like a baby in
a cradle — the bridge ahead lifts upward in
salute and you are on your way. Full speed
ahead for the golden west!
7\ H, here are the rugged shores, the rocky
■*^ ledges, the clear, sparkling water for
which Lake Superior is famous. There are
lumbering towns along those towering shore
lines and copper in the distant hills.
Afternoon  tea  seems  a long  way   behind   in
the   exhilarating   air   when  the   bugle  blows
for dinner.    Then there's a sunset that
gloriously indicates why they called it
the "Golden" west.
Tempting meals, tastefully served in the beautiful dining saloon,
are a feature of your Great Lakes cruise
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Sunny beach,
Fort William
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into the west as the rising sun
glints on your wake! Silver Islet
and Thunder Cape with its "sleeping
giant" pass in review. Then well-named
Welcome Island and soon the gleaming
twin cities of Canada's Lake Head — Port
Arthur and Fort William. Here, as you
approach, you see the huge terminal
elevators with their stores of precious
wheat. Here is a grand, open-air resort
area. Kakabeka Falls, a great picnic
ground, is close by. Chippewa Park
offers comfortable tourist lodges and an
attractive bathing beach. In the Chippewa
Park Zoo, established on an ancient
Indian Reserve, are wild animals and birds
native to the district — bear, moose, fox,
crane, loon and heron. But it is time for
farewells — some of us step ashore to go
westward across the plains — some stay
aboard to enjoy the return voyage — all
have enjoyed a memorable experience
— the many thrills of a luxury cruise on
inland seas.
Photograph in this booklet
marked (F.W.T.B.) is by
Fort William Tourist Bureau.
Others are copyrighted by
Associated Screen News
Limited and Canadian Pacific
Railway Company.
THE twin tracks of steel that point
glitteringly westward beckon you
to follow them to the magic playgrounds
of the vast Canadian Rockies. Here,
peaks are piled on peaks to snowcapped summits in the sky. . . wondrous
names in the memories of all who have
visited them. Here we hike the fragrant
trails — climb   challenging    mountains
— bathe in warm sulphur and cool
fresh water swimming pools — play
mile-high golf on a championship course
— visit the breath-taking Columbia
Icefield — dance. . . in all the World
there's no greater joy than the majesty,
the beauty and the thrill of living in
the great Canadian Rockies!
Baronial Banff Springs Hotel—overlooking the
Valley of the Bow
Lake Louise
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(Adapted from the notes of the late Captain James McCannel,
former Master of the Canadian Pacific Steamship "Assiniboia")
THE five "Great Lakes" of the North American continent
(Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie and Ontario) are really
fresh-water inland seas. They are drained ultimately
by the St. Lawrence River, which — with its tributaries—
flows to the Atlantic Ocean with the waters of a basin nearly
500,000 square miles in size. 2,200 miles is the distance
from the head of Lake Superior to tide-water in the Gulf of
St. Lawrence.
From time immemorial these waterways were traversed by
Indians in their birch bark canoes, sometimes in peace and
often in war. The first white men to visit these inland seas
came up by river and lake in the birch bark canoes of the
Indians, which were light in construction and easily carried
over the portages. In 1615 Samuel de Champlain journeyed
from Montreal by way of the Ottawa River, Lake Nipissing
and French River to Georgian Bay, and landed in what is
now known as Penetanguishene Bay. He was soon followed
from time to time by other explorers who had penetrated
further westward and sometime during the summer of 1623
Etienne Brule arrived at what is now Sault Ste. Marie, and was
the first white man to gaze on Lake Superior, the largest and
finest body of fresh water in the world.
In 1649 Fathers Brebeuf and Lalemant were tortured and
murdered by the savage Iroquois near Georgian Bay, and
farther away — near the Blue Mountains of Collingwood —
Fathers Daniel and Gamier met a similar fate. A short distance
from Port McNicoll a beautiful shrine has been erected to
commemorate the death of these martyrs. Now, during the
summer, thousands of pilgrims visit this shrine. Farther down
the Bay is the site of a former military and naval station, selected
in 1796 by Governor Simcoe and occupied by some of the
most famous regiments of the line.
Radisson and Groseillers made a survey of Lake Superior
in 1660 and 1661 and about the same time the Jesuits established their first mission on this lake. Some years later Joliet
was sent to investigate the copper deposits reputed to exist
there, and in 1678 Du Lhut established a fur trading post on
the present site of Fort William.
With the arrival of settlers, first from France, and later from
the British Isles, fwho usually located along the shores of the
lakes and riversj it was soon found that the canoes were not
large enough to take care of the growing commerce of the
new world, and consequently they began building sail boats,
which increased in size as the trade warranted.   In the early
years of the last century men began to build steamboats of
various types and designs, as it was found that sail could not
always give the service necessary, and by the middle of the
century it was a race between sail and steam, as to which would
be supreme. Sailormen looked with disdain on steamboats
and did not take kindly to that mode of propulsion, but eventually steam succeeded in driving sailing ships out of business.
During the '60's and '70's sailing ships reached their zenith
and from that time on began to decline. We find in the early
70's there were over 1,400 sailing vessels registered in Canada
and the United States, and from 1848 to 1875 many of these
made successful ocean voyages clearing from lake ports with
grain, square timber, lumber, staves, spars, copper and silver
ore for British ports. One brig, the "SEAGULL", loaded
farm implements at Toronto for Cape Town, and during the
same years British and Norwegian ships came up to the
Great Lakes ports.
To the west of the Great Lakes were two great fur-trading
companies. The Hudson's Bay Co., receiving the goods necessary for the trade, transported them from England in their own
ships to York Factory and then sent them inland by canoe and
York boats. The North West Co., composed largely of Highland Scots from Montreal, was a great rival to the former, and
every spring brigades of canoes were loaded at Lachine and
these hardy voyageurs paddled every mile of navigable water,
coming up by the Ottawa River, Lake Nipissing, the French
River, coursing along the shores of Georgian Bay, the North
Channel, Soo River, around the north shore of Lake Superior to
the Grand Portage; and then loaded into the north canoes,
which were much smaller, and carried by lakes and rivers to
the remote posts on the western plains. At the rapids and
waterfalls all this freight had to be unleaded and carried across
on the backs of the men; a very laborious work. These two
companies were merged in 1821.
Today the scene is changed. The steamship now carries
on the work, and modern skill has succeeded in designing a
class of vessel most suited to the trade. The white-sided, Clyde-
built steamships of the Canadian Pacific Great Lakes fleet
maintain a convenient service between Port McNicoll and
Fort William for the passenger and freight trade. Travellers
wishing to make a trip by the Great Lakes will be well repaid.
There is no finer trip anywhere in the world than from Port
McNicoll to Fort William on one of the staunch Canadian
Pacific steamers, a distance of 544 miles over an enchanting
lake and river route.
This booklet describes a westbound cruise from Port McNicoll to Port Arthur and Fort William—
the voyage in the opposite direction follows the same interesting route and is equally attractive.
• Canada and United States
miles of operated and controlled lines) reaches from the
Atlantic to the Pacific, across Canada and into the United
States. The main line, Montreal to Vancouver, 2,886 miles,
passes through the heart of the famous Canadian Rockies.
Modern and comfortable trans-continental and local passenger
train services link the important cities, industrial sections,
agricultural regions and holiday resorts. Air-conditioned
equipment operated on principal trains. Fast and efficient
freight service. Convenient coastal and inland steamship
services. Builds and operates own sleeping, dining and
parlor cars.
ALASKA — Frequent service by Canadian Pacific "Princess"
liners from Vancouver (connections from Victoria and Seattle)
to Skagway and return via the "Inside Passage".
TRIANGLE SERVICE — Canadian Pacific "Princess" liners
provide daily service the year round between Vancouver,
Victoria and Seattle.
GREAT LAKES CRUISES — Attractive five-day cruises,
sold at low, all-inclusive prices, are operated during
the summer months by Canadian Pacific. Ask for
special Cruise folder.
• 39% Less Ocean to Europe
AIR-LINE ROUTE... Sailings via the St. Lawrence Seaway
from Montreal and Quebec (summer). .. Saint John, N.B.,
(winter)... to and from British ports.
FAST FREIGHT SERVICE provided by Empress, Duchess,
Mont liners and Beaver cargo ships.
• Honolulu, Orient and South Seas
Sailings between Vancouver and Yokohama, Kobe, Nagasaki,
Shanghai, Hong Kong, Manila, provide convenient passenger
and freight schedules:
DIRECT EXPRESS ROUTE TO ORIENT... swift sister ships,
Empress of Asia and Empress of Russia.
VIA HONOLULU. . . The mighty Empress of Japan and
her running mate, Empress of Canada, call at Honolulu
en route to and from the Orient.
SOUTH SEAS.. . Canadian Australasian liners ply between
Vancouver and Honolulu, Fiji, New Zealand, Australia.
• Hotels, Express, Communications
HOTELS... A chain of comfort across Canada from Atlantic
to Pacific.. . Fourteen hotels in leading cities and resorts,
including Chateau Frontenac, Quebec; Royal York, Toronto;
Banff Springs; Empress Hotel, Victoria... Six rustic lodges
in the Canadian Rockies and at Ontario fishing resorts.
COMMUNICATIONS AND EXPRESS... owned and operated
by the CANADIAN PACIFIC . .. trans-Canada service
... world-wide  connections...   travellers  cheques.
Canadian Pacific Agencies
Atlanta. Ga	
Banff, Alta. (Summer).
Boston, Mass	
Buffalo, N.Y	
Calgary, Alta	
Chicago. Ill	
Cincinnati, Ohio	
Cleveland, Ohio	
Dallas, Texas	
Detroit, Mich	
Edmonton, Alta	
Fort William, Ont	
Guelph, Ont	
Halifax, N.S	
Hamilton, Ont	
Honolulu, T. H	
Indianapolis, Ind	
Juneau, Alaska	
Kansas City, Mo	
Ketchikan, Alaska.. ..
Kingston, Ont	
London, Ont	
Los Angeles. Cal	
Milwaukee, Wis	
Minneapolis, Minn.. ..
Montreal, Que	
Moose Jaw, Sask	
Nelson, B.C	
New York, N.Y
North Bay, Ont	
Omaha, Neb	
Ottawa, Ont	
Peterboro. Ont	
Philadelphia, Pa	
Pittsburgh, Pa..,	
Portland, Ore	
Prince Rupert, B.C...
Quebec, Que	
Regina, Sask	
Saint John, N.B	
St. Louis, Mo	
St. Paul, Minn	
San Francisco, Cal . ..
Saskatoon, Sask	
Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.
Seattle, Wash	
Sherbrooke, Que	
Skagway, Alaska	
Spokane. Wash	
Toronto, Ont	
Trois Rivieres, Que....
Vancouver, B.C	
Victoria, B.C	
Washington, D.C	
Windsor, Ont	
Winnipeg, Man	
..W. A. Shackelford 950 C. & S. Nat'l Bk. Bldg.
. .E. Officer Canadian Pacific Station
.. L. R. Hart 405 Boylston St.
.. W. P. Wass 22 Court Street
.. J. W. Dawson Canadian Pacific Station
. .T. J. Wall 71 East Jackson Blvd.
.. L. P. Dooley 201 Dixie Terminal Bldg.
.. G. H. Griffin 1010 Chester Ave.
. . P. G. Jefferson 1304 Kirby Bldg.
. . M. E. Malone 1231 Washington Blvd.
.. W. L. Mitchell Canadian Pacific Building
. .H. Lyall Martin 108 South May St.
. . W. C. Tully     30 Wyndham St.
. .A. C. MacDonald  413 Barrlngton St.
. .A. Craig 4 King Street West
. .Theo. H. Davies & Co.
.. A. C. Nieman Merchants Bank Bldg.
.. V. W. Mulvihlll
.. R. G. Norris 201-2 Waldheim Bldg.
.. Edgar Anderson
.. J. H Welch 180 Wellington St.
. .H. J. McCallum 417 Richmond St.
.. A. D. Macdonald 621 South Grand Ave.
.. Wm. C. Giese  1014 Warner Theatre Bldg.
. .H. M. Tait 611 2nd Ave. South
f P. E. Gingras Windsor Station
' \F. C. Lydon 201 St. James St. W.
. .R. G. West. Canadian Pacific Station
..N.J. Lowes Baker and Ward Sts.
.. J. E. Roach Madison Ave. at 44th St.
.. R. Y. Daniaud 87 Main Street West
. .H. J. Clark 803 W. O. W. Bldg.
.. J. A. McGlll 83 Sparks St.
. .T. G. M. Jamieson 343 George St.
. .E. A. Kenney Fifth Floor, 1500 Walnut St. Bldg.
.. W. N. McKendry Koppers Bldg., 444 7th Ave.
.. W. H. Deacon 626 S.W. Broadway
..W. L. Coates
.. C. A. Langevin Palais Station
.. J. C. Pike Canadian Pacific Station
.. C. E. Cameron 40 King St.
.. G. P. Carbrey 418 Locust St.
..W.H. Lennon Fourth and Cedar
.. S. E. Corbln 152 Geary St.
.. W. Fridfinnson 115 Second Ave.
... J. O. Johnston 529 Queen Street
.. E. L. Sheehan 1320 Fourth Ave.
.. J. A. Metivler 91 Wellington St. North
.. L. H. Johnston
.. E. S. McPherson Old National Bank Bldg.
. .H. C. James King and Yonge Sts.
.. J. A. Tourville 1262 Notre Dame St.
.. F. H. Daly 434 Hastings Street West
.. J. Macfarlane 1102 Government St.
.. C. E. Phelps 14th and New York Ave., N.W.
.. W. C. Elmer 196 Ouellette Ave.
.. E. A. McGulnness Main and Portage
Antwerp, Belgium....
Belfast, Ireland.......
Birmingham, England.
Bristol, England	
Brussels, Belgium	
Dublin, Ireland	
Glasgow, Scotland. .. .
Liverpool, England . . .
London, England	
Manchester, England. .
Paris, France	
Rotterdam, Holland. . .
Southampton, England,
.. H. S. Richardson Place de Meir, 42
.. R. E. Swain 24 Donegall Place
.. G. W. Murrell 4 Victoria Square
. .T. W. Thome 18 St. Augustine's Parade
.. G. L. M. Servais 98 Blvd Adolphe-Max
.. A. T. McDonald 44 Dawson St.
. .C. L. Crowe 25 Bothwell St.
. .H. Taylor  Pier Head
f G. A. Hobbs Trafalgar Square, W.C. 2
' \R. J. Harden 103 Leadenhall St. E.C. 3
. .R. L. Hughes 43 Cross St.
.. A. V. Clark 24 Blvd. des Capucines
. . J. Springett Meent 128, Exchange Bldg.
.. E. S. Spackman Canute Road
. . E. Hospes Opposite Blake Pier
.. S. H. Garrod 7 Harima-machl
.. B. H. Stearns Marsman Bldg., Port Area
..A.M. Parker The Bund and Peking Road
.. W. R. Buckberrough.. .E-7 No. 2 Sanchome, Marunouchi
. .B. G. Ryan 21 Yamashlta-cho
Auckland, N.Z., A. W. Essex, Traffic Agent for New Zealand, C.P.R., 32-34 Quay St.
Melbourne, Vic H. F. Boyer, Freight and Pass'r Agent, C.P.R., 59 William St.
Sydney, N.S.W., N. R. McMorran, Traffic Agent for Australia, C.P.R., Union House
Wellington, N.Z., G. A. Glennle, Freight and Pass'r Agent, C.P.R., 11 Johnston St.
Always Carry Canadian Pacific Express Travellers Cheques.
Printed in Canada 1940
Hong Kong	
Kobe, Japan	
Manila, P.I	
Shanghai, China...
Tokyo, Japan	
Yokohama, Japan. tfratfet/te
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