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9 Archival description results for Ferries

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A. E. Arsenault fonds

  • CA PCA Acc4135
  • Fonds
  • 1884-1995

This fonds is comprised of files, loose documents and photographs kept by Aubin Edmond Arsenault and his family. The fonds consists mainly of subject files containing memos, correspondence, and reports written by Arsenault relating to tourism, PEI Native People, and a variety of historical topics. A number of subject files contain material of a biographical nature including photographs of Arsenault as a young man and in a number of professional capacities. The fonds also contains drafts and a published copy of his memoirs as well as two scrapbooks of newspaper clippings of Legislative Assembly debates from April-May 1919.

The original file composition and file names given by A. E. Arsenault or his family were retained. Published material already held by the Prince Edward Island Public Archives and Records Office and material not directly related to A. E. Arsenault or Prince Edward Island was removed.

Arsenault, Aubin Edmond

Captain Ralph Murray fonds

  • CA PCA Acc4646
  • Fonds
  • 1885, 1990-2002

The fonds consists of copies of newspaper articles concerning Captain Murray's personal life and career and historic events in the history of the PEI ferry service such as the carrying of the Olympic torch in 1987 and the last trip of the John Hamilton Gray on 24 April 1997. There is also a poster of the four vessels of the PEI fleet taken on 28 April 1997 in the shadow of the new Confederation Bridge. Photographs include two of Capt. Murray, one of Alexander (Sandy) Muttart an ice-boat hauler and great grandfather of Ralph Murray and one from 1885 which shows the mail being hauled by sled to shore from the iceboat. There is also a photograph of Captain Murray and an audiocassette of an interview with him on 8 October 1993, the day the Confederation Bridge agreement was signed. The audiocassette also contains two songs written by Captain Murray

Murray, Ralph J.

Data on Winter Communication

  • CA PCA Acc4961
  • Collection
  • 1897-1903

The "Data on Winter Communication" scrapbook contains clippings about ferry service from a variety of Prince Edward Island newspapers from 1897 to 1903. Many of the articles and letters from citizens argue about where the ferries should cross the Northumberland Strait. Two of the more popular locations for the ferry crossing were Summerside and Cape Traverse, Prince Edward Island. During this time period the steamship ice-breaker the "Stanley" and then also the "Minto" were providing passenger, mail and supply service between Prince Edward Island and the mainland. The newspaper clippings are glued into a copy of the "Fourteenth Annual Report of the Bureau of Animal Industry" (1897). Pages that did not have clippings glued on them were cut out at some point.

Bent, S. M.

Lorne S. Johnston fonds : [1919-1956]

  • CA PCA Acc3971
  • Fonds
  • 1979-1986

This fonds consists of four scrapbooks of newspaper articles written from 1979 to 1986 by "Ole Salt" Lorne Johnston, a notebook containing notes and story drafts, 33 files of notes and 2 files of articles on various subjects including: ferries, iceboat racing, Lower Montague, and schooner captains. There is also: a typescript copy of "Notes from My Diary" (essentially a weather diary) for the years 1919 to 1956, newspaper articles, a letter from Johnnie Williams, and a letter from Gary MacDougall.

Johnston, Lorne

Louis Whitman fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1907

Fonds consists of proposal for rebuilding of Ferry Slips at Granville Ferry and Annapolis Royal and photos of the slips.

Whitman, Louis, 1872-1953

Map of Prince Edward Island indicating motor roads and recreational resources / prepared by the Natural Resources Intelligence Service

  • CA PCA Acc4259
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1925 ?]

This fonds consists of a map of Prince Edward Island outlining highway, railway, ferry, and steamship routes. It gives locations of hotels and indicates the types of agriculture and fishing engaged in in various areas of the Island. The verso contains names, addresses, and rates of hotels and boarding houses, a description of numbered highways, and information re. railway, ferry and steamship schedules.

The Natural Resources Intelligence Service was a division of the Department of the Interior, Government of Canada.

Mary C. Brehaut scrapbook

  • CA PCA Acc4523
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1920-1960]

This scrapbook contains photographs, postcards, newspaper clippings, handwritten and typed notes concerning the early history of transportation on the Northumberland Strait. It includes images and information concerning the ice boats, early steamships, ice-breaking vessels, coast guard ships and the crews who manned them.

Brehaut, Mary (Cornfoot)

Ralph Murray collection

  • Collection
  • [1885, 1920], 1997-1999; Copied 2000

The collection consists of two videocassettes capturing the final trip aboard the ferry "John Hamilton Gray" in 1997, interviews with Marine Atlantic employees, and several CBC news items about the end of the ferry service and the opening of the Confederation Bridge. A copy of an 1885 photograph depicts the arrival of mail by iceboat. One of the three men in the photo is Ralph Murray's great-grandfather Alexander (Sandy) Muttart. A digital copy of the second photograph shows Mr. Muttart ca. 1920 sitting on a verandah. The printed page is a copy of Mr. Murray's poem "The Wake" written in May 1999.

Murray, Ralph J.

Raymond F. Corley fonds

  • CA PCA Acc4465
  • Fonds
  • 1913-1998

The fonds consists of a colour snapshot of the Prince Edward Island being scrapped in Toronto Ontario in 1995, a clipping from the Toronto Star and several articles from Canadian Railway and Marine World which give some of the early history and specifications of the S.S. "Prince Edward Island". The ship was launched by her builder W.C. Armstrong & Whitworth Co. at Newcastle-on-Tyne in October 1914. She had been commissioned by the federal government in 1913 in recognition of the fact that a railcar ferry would be necessary to provide the continuous and reliable service that was being demanded. The 7000 horsepower, 300'x 53' sternloading icebreaker was equipped to carry a dozen railway cars on two tracks on her train deck. Arriving in 1915 before the new terminal facilities were completed at Borden/Cape Tormentine she spent her first season operating between Charlottetown, Georgetown, and Pictou. In 1917 she began service on the Borden/Cape Tormentine run which she was to continue for over fifty years. As the ferry traffic grew she was at times assisted, but never completely replaced, by ever larger, faster, and more easily loaded ferries such as the "Charlottetown" (1931-1941), "Abegweit" (1946- )., and "Confederation" (1962- ). In 1968 the John Hamilton Gray joined the fleet, followed by the Lucy Maud Montgomery in 1969 and the "Prince Edward Island" was retired. In 1989 she was still serving as a barge in Whitby, Ontario but was scrapped in Toronto in 1995.

Corley, Raymond F.