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Only top-level descriptions Public Archives and Records Office of Prince Edward Island Collection Ice boats English
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Townsend Coffin Muncey collection

  • CA PCA Acc2561
  • Collection
  • 1886-1903

The collection consists of a journal (1886-1895), and a letter book (1897-1903), which was collected at the Cape Traverse boat house and telegraph office by Townsend Muncey. The journal documents the winter mail service from Cape Traverse, PEI, to Cape Tormentine, New Brunswick. The weather, ice conditions, and the time of the ice boats arrival and departure with the mail were recorded by the individuals making the crossings and were kept at the boathouse by Townsend Muncey. The letter book contains copies of letters sent to the Marine and Fisheries Department in Charlottetown, lists of boatmen and their respective positions, statements of tickets, and financial statements of the boathouse and telegraph office.

Muncey, Townsend Coffin

Mrs. W. Brenton Stewart collection

  • CA PCA Acc2684
  • Collection
  • ca. 1895

This collection consists of five photographs of the ice boat service between Prince Edward Island and the mainland as well as a daily ice boat log kept between 9 February 1895 and 10 April 1895 by Captains Muttart and W. N. Allen.

Stewart, Mrs. W. Brenton

Muncey family collection

  • CA PCA Acc4211
  • Collection
  • 1828-1975

This collection is composed of four series including the Journal of T.C. Muncey, telegraph operator at Cape Traverse, Schurman family papers, scrapbooks of newspaper articles on churches on PEI, and a schedule of rates of pay and rules governing the service of conductors, baggagemen, brakemen and yardmen on the Intercolonial and P.E.I. Railways, 1913.

Muncey (Family)

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)