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Canadian National Navigation

Background: Following acquisition of Lakeside Navigation Company and its two steamships
Niagara St.Catharines and Toronto Navigation Company formed 1902 as a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Niagara St.Catharines and Toronto Railway. Acquired i
n 1907 by
William Mackenzie and Donald Mann, owners of the Canadian Northern Railway.
Expansion began and on August 21, 1911 the new 1,256 ton Dalhousie City made its
inaugural run between Port Dalhousie and Toronto replacing the tiny 348-ton Lakeside.
Financial difficulties saw CNoR taken over in 1917 by the federal government
and in 1923 it came under control of newly formed Canadian National Railways.

Brochure cover and map 1913

Canadian National operated passenger boats Dalhousie City and Northumberland
between Toronto and Port Dalhousie "da-louse_e" for many years. 1936
Chuckman's Photos








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