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Addressed to: Mrs. Oscar S. Zimmerman, 1540 Lincoln Str, Berkeley, Calif.
Montreal, Friday 16th, 1926 Dearest Marg???, Leaving Montreal in great snow storm. Snowed all night feel great and not a bit cold. It’s fine and aim to leave at 8:45 a.m. due in N.Y. at 9:15 p.m. so long ride in sotrm (at least at the start. Had good time write later in day. (D.V.)…. from your hubby
From the archives of The Sunday Chronicle (1921)
DISABLED STEAMER – Rapids King is Beached in St. Lawrence River Rapids –
Ogdensburg, N.Y., July 16.- Strenuous efforts were being made tonight to remove 330 passengers form the steamer Rapids King, of the Canada Steamship Line, which was disabled in the Long Sault Rapids of the St. Lawrence River late today. The craft was disabled by the breaking of a rudder chain. the tiller was used to beach the vessel in seven feet of raging waters. No boats were able to approach the disabled raft because of the swiftness of the current.
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Mr. S. Bendit, 371 Broadway, New York City, New York
I rec’d your card before I left St. J. June 21st but was waiting for a letter. I am having a dandy time. Was to the “Cannon Ball” last night. Had’nt heard form Annie since I left St.John. Hope you are well & enjoying yourself. Write soon to your true friend Myrtle Dearton (?)
Today Saint Leonard, New Brunswick is connected to Van Buren, Maine by the Saint-leonard-Van Buren (1972) bridge which replaced an earlier bridge (1911), which in its turn replaced the cable ferry which you see above.
Historic views of Montreal’s trams in the early 20th century (2/12)
This is another vintage postcard from my Ste-Catherine St. collection. It shows Montreal’s core shopping district (with trams, of course) at the turn of the twentieth century.
In an article today by Andy Riga I learned of an exciting new project that would see Montreal’s venerable Windsor Station “reborn as a major transportation hub, welcoming trains, buses and tramways”. I have to admit that I rarely get such heartening news over my morning coffee and Montreal Gazette!
This proposed resurrection of Windsor Station heartens me because it’s one of Montreal’s grandest and most historic secular buildings, so anything that brings it back to its former glory is “a good thing”. Moreover this eco-friendly project fits in perfectly with today’s spirit of the times. Public transportation then-and-now – something to celebrate!
This is the first of a series of historic views of Windsor Station, Dominion Square and Windsor Hotel that I will be publishing over the next few weeks. The one I’m sharing today is from the early twentieth century, and in fact the faded postmark seems to read May ’08.
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