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Empresses of the Atlantic Canadian Pacific Steamships Limited 1920

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THE      ST
CEAN LANES" is a very frequent figure of
speech to describe the course of ocean steamships. But in the word "lane" there is associated the suggestion of narrowness; so that the
only adequate description of the St. Lawrence
route to Europe is that of an Ocean Boulevard.
For this noble, majestic river is one of the most delightful
routes of transatlantic travel. It forms a broad highway
leading inland far beyond the usual coast line. By it, and
from it, the adventurous French explorers of an earlier day
penetrated to the heart of this continent, while the English
settlers were still fighting for a precarious foothold on the
Montreal and Quebec are the ports for the St. Lawrence
route to Europe. Montreal is the largest city of Canada,
second largest port of America, and largest inland port of
the world. Five hours distant by rail is Quebec, once the
almost impregnable fortress around which the fight for the
New World raged. It stands Gibraltar-like facing the east,
with its citadel, its Plains of Abraham, its old-world French
quaintness and charm, its palatial Chateau Frontenac.
From Quebec the voyage to Europe, by Canadian Pacific
Empress Steamship, begins—down the broad, historic river,
with the beauties of maple forests and rocky cliffs on either
hand, the shores dotted with the pretty white villages of
French Canada. Then the broad expanse of the Gulf
of the St. Lawrence, past Anticosti, the Magdalens, Cape
Breton Island, and Newfoundland to the open sea.
By the St. Lawrence route this inland fresh-water voyage
merges so gradually into an ocean salt-water one that the
Empress steamships are only four days upon the open
Atlantic. m
jROM Quebec the magnificent Canadian
j Pacific Empress Steamships sail for Europe
| —the Empress of Scotland, the Empress of
j France, and the Empress of Britain. Well are
| they named Empress, for they earn by their
I majestic appearance the regality of the title.
The EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND is the largest steamship
sailing regularly from any Canadian port. This new queen
of the St. Lawrence is a magnificent oil-burning vessel of
25,000 gross tons, with a length of 677 feet and with every
appointment for the comfort of the traveller. She has
twelve first-class public rooms, including a lounge, ballroom,
card room, writing room, smoking room and palm gardens.
The EMPRESS OF FRANCE, which holds the Atlantic
record between Quebec and Liverpool, has a gross tonnage
of 18,500 and a length of 571 feet. She is a beautifully
appointed ship, with seven first-class public rooms,
including a lounge, smoking room, card room, and library.
The EMPRESS OF BRITAIN is of 15,850 gross tons
and a length of 549 feet. She has recently been entirely
reconditioned and converted into an oil-burning ship. She
has six first-class public rooms, including a winter garden.
All the Empress Steamships have large well-ventilated
state-rooms, accommodating from one to three persons
each, as well as private suites; and in all classes they have
service and cuisine to satisfy the most experienced travellers.
In the second-class the Empress of Scotland has four public
rooms, the Empress of France three, and the Empress of
Britain three, with spacious deck promenade space.
The Canadian Pacific also operates sixteen other passenger
steamships on the Atlantic Ocean, and six on the Pacific
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%  HE Empress Steamships are operated in connection with the
Canadian Pacific Railway, the greatest transportation system in
the world. It owns and operates 19,800 miles of railway line in
Canada and the United States, and has fast services to Montreal
and Quebec from all parts of Eastern and Western Canada.
It has its own direct service from Chicago, Detroit and Toronto to Montreal,
by which passengers from the Middle West sailing by Empress steamships
have the advantage of through sleeping car service to that point, whence
Quebec is reached in five hours' time.
The Canadian Pacific has direct connections to Montreal and Quebec from
New York, Boston, Buffalo, and many other large cities in the United States.
From Winnipeg, the prairies, and the North Pacific Coast two magnificent
passenger trains are operated each day during the summer season to Montreal,
one of which, the Trans-Canada Limited, is the fastest transcontinental
train in North America, making the journey from Vancouver to Montreal in
92 hours. Trans-Pacific passengers from Australia or the Orient find the
Trans-Canada Limited an especially valuable asset in making connection
with the Empress steamships to Europe.
The Canadian Pacific Empress route from Quebec is something more than a
luxurious service: it is also an express route that brings Europe into the closest
and easiest contact with America. Two days on the St. Lawrence River and
Gulf are followed by only four days' open sea on the Atlantic.
There are two Empress services—one to the English Channel, the other to
Liverpool. The former is performed by the Empress of Scotland and the
Empress of France, calling at Cherbourg, Southampton and Hamburg.
From these points express railway connections can be made to all the principal
cities and tourist centres of Great Britain and the Continent. London, for
example, is thus brought within a week's journey from Quebec—Paris, also,
through which the traveller may rapidly and comfortably reach Italy, Switzerland, Spain, and Southern Eurcpe. Berlin can be reached in nine days
from Quebec.
The Quebec-Liverpool service is performed by the Empress of Britain, fast
railway connections being available from Liverpool to London, Manchester,
Birmingham, and ether large cities and to Scotland.
During the winter season, Canadian Pacific steamships sail from St. John,
New Brunswick. Empresses
J^ rauls and okckftiats JSricfge_ London  CANADIAN    PACIFIC
MONTREAL •. . J. E. Parker 141 St. James St.
ST. JOHN N. R. DesBrisay 40 King St.
TORONTO H. B. Beaumont 1 King St. East
WINNIPEG W. C. Casey 364 Main St.
VANCOUVER  J.J.  Forster Canadian Pacific Railway Station
ATLANTA, GA E. G. Chesbrough 49 North Fortvth St.
BOSTON, MASS . .L. R. Hart  405 Boylston St.
BUFFALO, N.Y D. R. Kennedy 160 Pearl St.
CHICAGO, ILL R. S. Elworthy 40 North Dearborn St.
CINCINNATI, OHIO M. E. Malone 430 Walnut St.
CLEVELAND, OHIO G. Bruce Burpee      1040 Prospect Ave.
DETROIT, MICH G. G. McKay 1239 Griswold St.
DULUTH, MINN David Bertie Soo Line Depot
KANSAS CITY, MO R. G. Norris 614 Railway Exchange Bldg.
LOS ANGELES, CAL W.. Mcllroy      605 South Spring St.
MINNEAPOLIS, MINN H. M. Tait 611 Second Ave. South
NEW YORK, N.Y E. T. Stebbing Cor. Madison Ave. and 44th St.
PHILADELPHIA, PA R. C. Clayton 629 Chestnut St.
PITTSBURG, PA C. L. Williams 340 Sixth Ave.
PORTLAND, ORE W. H. Deacon 55 Third Ave.
SAN FRANCISCO, CAL F. L. Nason 675 Market St.
SEATTLE, WASH E. F. L. Sturdee 608 Second Ave.
ST. LOUIS, MO E. L. Sheehan 420 Locust St.
TACOMA, WASH D. C. O'Keefe 1113 Pacific Avenue
WASHINGTON, D.C C. E. Phelps 1419 New York Ave.
ANTWERP W. D. Grosset 25 Quai Jordaens
BELFAST Wm. McCalla 41-43 Victoria Street
BIRMINGHAM W. T. Treadaway a 4 Victoria Square
BRISTOL „ A. S. Ray 18 St. Augustines Parade
BRUSSELS C. De Mey 98 Boulevard Adolphe Max
BUCHAREST. D.   Kapeller Transit, Caleo Grivitei 153
CHERBOURG Ca nadian Pacific 46 Quai Alexandre Third
CHRISTIANIA E.   Bordewick Jernbanetorvet 4
CZERNOWITZ Trans Oceania Rudolphplatz, No. 1
DUNDEE H.N.   Borthwick 88 Commercial St.
EYDTKUHNEN Bernheim & Co    	
GENOA Navigazione  Generale Ital ana	
GLASGOW M. L. Duffy 25 Bothwell St.
HAMBURG Carl Flugge Alsterdamm 24
HAVRE J. M. Currie & Co 2 Rue Pleuvry
KISHENEFF Hersberg,   Vaingurt & Co Alesandrovscopa St., 110
KOVNO Canadian  Pacific Laisves Aleja 43
LIBAU Canadian  Pacific 9 Grossestrasse
LIVERPOOL T.  McNeil Pier Head
LONDON H. G. Dring 62-65 Charing Cross, S.W.
LONDON G.  Saxon Jones 103 Leadenhall St.
LONDONDERRY J. A. Grant 50 Foyle St.
MANCHESTER J. W. Maine 1 Mount St.
NAPLES Navigazione Generale Italiana	
PARIS A. V. CJark 7 Rue Scribe
PRAGUE Karlik & Spol 11 Havlickovo Namesti, Cukern Palace
RIGA Canadian Pacific 17 Wallstrasse
ROME B. T. Padgett 143a Via Quattro Fontane
ROTTERDAM J. S. Springett 42 Coolsingel
SOFIA Damionoff Freres	
SOUTHAMPTON J. Gardner 14 Canute Road
WARSAW H. J. Wyatt 117 Marszalkowska
ZAGREB Dr. Ivan Shvegel Preradovlcen Trg. No. 6
YOKOHAMA G. C. Costello 14 Bund
KOBE A.M. Parker 1 Bund
SHIMONOSEKI (MOJI). Wurui Shokwai	
NAGASAKI Holme, Ringer & Co	
SHANGHAI A. H. Tessier Palace Hotel Bldg.
MANILA J. R. Shaw Roxas Bldg.
HONGKONG T.  R.  Percy Opposite Blake Pier
Wm. WEBBER, General Agent, Atlantic Ports.
Asst. General Passenger Agent, Montreal General Passenger Agent, Montreal
Asst. Passenger Traffic Manager, Montreal Passenger Traffic Manager, Montreal


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