Sorel, Quebec - Shipbuilding
An example of early industrialism in Quebec
Painting by Ruth McMillan in 1976
Shows the Head of the Rideau Canal Locks in Ottawa, Canada in 1893
Source for above text block: page 26 in Passage to the Sea - the Story of Canada Steamship Lines, by Edgar Andrew Collard,
1991, ISBN 0-385-25168-8
Canada Steamship Lines, Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Company, Richelieu River, Jacques-Felix Sincennes,
Sorel, St. Lawrence River, Chambly Canal, Lake Champlain, Montreal, Steamboat was named the Richelieu, barge
was named the Sincennes, Bonsecours Market, first season was 1846.
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Source for above picture: Passage to the Sea - the Story of Canada Steamship Lines, by Edgar Andrew Collard,
1991, ISBN 0-385-25168-8, page 226.
SS Quebec, 275 feet long, built in 1865 from components made in Glasgow, Scotland the boat operated daily
between Quebec City and Montreal carrying up to 400 passengers. This print originally appeared in the
Canadian Illustrated News in July, 1870.