Canada: MANITOBA: Frozen Asset

The huge elevator at bleak, ice-locked Churchill on Hudson Bay has hoarded 1,800,000 bushels of prairie wheat since 1939 (18% of what the U.S. dark-bread-&-smaller-loaf campaign expects to save for Europe). For the first time since war's outbreak nipped off commercial traffic, six British ships this summer will dock at Churchill in ice-free August and September to pick up the wheat. The $13,263,000 port, with its $32,638,000 rail link to The Pas, Manitoba, was built to save the prairies 1,000 miles on the water haul of wheat to Europe. So far, the money has been largely a waste.


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