CANADA: Churchill

The British freighter Farnworth was ploughing its way toward Button Bay last week to tie up to the brand new dock at Churchill, Manitoba. Her arrival woul 1 be a big moment for Canada's wheat farmers, Canada's railwaymen, Canada's history.

The shortest line between Liverpool and the great wheatfields of the Canadian Northwest passes through Hudson Bay. European ships have slipped in and out of Hudson Bay since the 17th Century. For the past 50 years there has been agitation for a railway and port on the Bay to take out wheat...

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