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Passenger and merchant ships of the Grand Trunk Pacific and Canadian Northern Railways

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Prince Rupert Library.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Prince Rupert Library 385.09715 Guay (Text) 33294001965888 Adult Non-Fiction Volume hold Available -
Prince Rupert Library NWHC 385.09715 Guay (Text) 33294001965896 Northwest History Collection - Non-Circulating Not holdable Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781459735552 (softcover) :
  • Physical Description: 294 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
    print
  • Publisher: Toronto : Dundurn, 2016.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.: The Grand Trunk Pacific Railway and the Canadian Northern Railway, two giants of Canadian rail transportation, each operated maritime shipping ventures during the early twentieth century. Numerous vessels, including sidewheel, paddlewheel, and propeller steamers, tugboats, and barges, helped to build and serve these railways. Passenger and merchant ships sailed the West Coast, the Great Lakes, and St. Lawrence River, and served Canadian and European ports, in a time when groundings, shipwrecks, and sinkings often claimed lives. These same steamship lines played an important role in World War I, when Canadian vessels ferried men and war supplies. Many troopships and freighters were torpedoed, and Canadian Northern’s entire transatlantic fleet was virtually obliterated. Illustrated with contemporary photographs and drawings, this book pays tribute to the maritime enterprises of two trailblazing Canadian railway greats.
Additional Physical Form available Note:
Issued also in electronic format.
Subject: Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Company.
Canadian Northern Railway Company.
Ship-railroads -- Maritime Provinces -- History
Railroads -- Maritime Provinces -- History
Genre: History.
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