Canada: QUEBEC: 1 ,000 Miles from the Sea

One morning last week two ships weighed anchor at Three Rivers, where they had been fogbound, and raced up the St. Lawrence River. A few hours later, flying Canadian Pacific's red & white checkered flag, the black-hulled, 10,000-ton cargo liner S.S. Beaverburn steamed into Montreal harbor and tied up at Shed 8. Her skipper, John Bissett Smith, had brought in the first ocean-going ship of the season, and thus officially opened Montreal harbor for 1947 business. For some 125 years, the master of the spring's first overseas ship has been given a...

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