I’m back after a long weekend hiatus.
This series of photos shows the SS Manitoba leaving Port McNicoll for the last time on June 15th, 1950 – almost exactly 67 years ago today. After the Noronic disaster in 1949 the CPR made the decision to decommission Manitoba as the costs of a retrofit to bring her up to the new standards would have been much too expensive.
These pictures were taken from the roof of the Office/ Dry Goods Storage and former Icehouse building indicating that they were taken by an employee. Unfortunately, we don’t know who.
Take note of the Range light on Bergie Point. This light and its partner which can still be seen on William Street, guided ships into Port McNicoll and Victoria Harbour.