Sault Ste. Marie in Algoma District, Ontario — Central Canada
Passenger and Packet Freighters on the Upper Great Lakes
Until the mid-20th century, passenger and packet freighters were the most efficient means for transporting goods and people to and from isolated communities of the Upper Great Lakes. Essential to early regional development and instrumental in the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway, these vessels became key components of Canada's transcontinental transportation system. Over time, the construction and refitting of "packets" destined for service on the Upper Great lakes, such as the MS Norgoma, contributed to the development of a shipbuilding industry in the region, particularly at Georgian Bay.
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is located off the port bow of the MS Norgoma museum ship on Foster Drive, just west of the foot of Spring Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 65 Foster Drive, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario P6A 5N1, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dr. Roberta Bondar (a few steps from this marker); Anna Jameson (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Nicolas Perrot (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Precious Blood Cathedral (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Ermatinger House (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); The North West Company Post (approx. one kilometer away); Francis Hector Clergue (approx. 1.1 kilometers away); Sault Ste. Marie Ship Canal (approx. 1.2 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sault Ste. Marie.
Also see . . . St. Mary's River Marine Centre - MS Norgoma Museum Ship. (Submitted on July 23, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
Categories. • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 23, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 71 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 23, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.