|HISTORY OF THE CORNWALL CHEESE AND BUTTER BOARD|
|MONTREAL AND CORNWALL NAVIGATION CO., LIMITED|
|HE Montreal & Cornwall Navigation Co., Limited, was incorporated under Dominion Charter in 1896 and has operated many different boats on the St. Lawrence River, but of late years has confined itself to operating the Steamship "Britannic" exclusively. The "Britannic" is an up-to-date, side wheel, steel hull vessel, 167 feet in length and is equipped to carry both passengers and freight. She has thirty-five well appointed staterooms, and is electrically lighted and steam heated throughout. |
The "Britannic" makes two trips weekly during the season plying between Montreal and Kingston. On the East Bound trip she specializes in the carrying of cheese boarded on the Cornwall Cheese Board transporting some 4000 boxes
of cheese weekly, which is picked up at intermediate ports, besides other freight including manufactured goods from mills along the route. On the West bound trip the cargo of the "Britannic" consists of general merchandise for way points.
The "Britannic" leaves Montreal, 186 Common Street Wharf, every Wednesday at 3 p.m. for Kingston and all intermediate points, returning she calls at Iroquois, Morrisburg, Aultsville, Farran's Point and Dickinson's Landing, arriving at Cornwall Saturday evening. Cheese is delivered early Monday morning in Montreal.
The officers of the Montreal & Cornwall Navigation Co., Ltd., are Lt.-Col. R. Smith, K.C., ex M.P. President; and Arnold N. Smith, General Manager. The head office is located at Cornwall, Ont.
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