A sunny afternoon at the waterfront
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Greeting cards
Description:
Folded card with black and white photograph of steamships Chippewa and Cape Trinity at Toronto Harbour.
Reverse:
"A SUNNY AFTERNOON AT THE WATERFRONT
This tranquil scene at the foot of Yonge Street recalls the era when Toronto enjoyed passenger steamer services to many ports on Lake Ontario. Excursions by ship were an important part of every family's summer activities and one could sail to such places as Hamilton, Grimsby Beach, Port Dalhousie, the Niagara River Ports, Olcott Beach, Charlotte, Kingston, and the towns on the St. Lawrence River.
Yonge Street slip was the heart of the passenger docks, which extended eastward to Scott Street. In this photograph, taken on the 18th of June, 1924, the "Cape Trinity" is embarking on a season of Thousand Island cruises by way of the Bay of Quinte. Astern of her is the "Cape Eternity" which has just arrived with a capacity load of Rotarians on a convention cruise to Toronto. On the right is the "Dalhousie City" laying over between trips to Port Dalhousie. In the background, may be seen the tops of the widely-spaced funnels of the "Chippewa" as she awaits the. evening sailing to Niagara.
Within five years, the familiar passenger docks had disappeared and the entire area had been filled in to create new land. Today, the passenger steamers are gone and all that remains is the memory of happy voyages on Lake Ontario in a more leisurely age."
Inscriptions:
Inside a card:
"Sincere good wishes for every happiness at Christmas and in the New Year.
Barbara and Alan Howard
We shall call you the first time we are in the Niagara area. In the meantime, have a grand Christmas and a happy, healthful New Year.
Kindest regards, A."
Place of Publication:
Toronto, Ontario
Date Of Event:
18 Jun 1924
Dimensions:
Width: 18.4 cm
Height: 14.3 cm
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
QC00037
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.634444 Longitude: -79.370833
Donor:
Huggins, Jean A. E. (1895-1989)
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
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A sunny afternoon at the waterfront


Folded card with black and white photograph of steamships Chippewa and Cape Trinity at Toronto Harbour.
Reverse:
"A SUNNY AFTERNOON AT THE WATERFRONT
This tranquil scene at the foot of Yonge Street recalls the era when Toronto enjoyed passenger steamer services to many ports on Lake Ontario. Excursions by ship were an important part of every family's summer activities and one could sail to such places as Hamilton, Grimsby Beach, Port Dalhousie, the Niagara River Ports, Olcott Beach, Charlotte, Kingston, and the towns on the St. Lawrence River.
Yonge Street slip was the heart of the passenger docks, which extended eastward to Scott Street. In this photograph, taken on the 18th of June, 1924, the "Cape Trinity" is embarking on a season of Thousand Island cruises by way of the Bay of Quinte. Astern of her is the "Cape Eternity" which has just arrived with a capacity load of Rotarians on a convention cruise to Toronto. On the right is the "Dalhousie City" laying over between trips to Port Dalhousie. In the background, may be seen the tops of the widely-spaced funnels of the "Chippewa" as she awaits the. evening sailing to Niagara.
Within five years, the familiar passenger docks had disappeared and the entire area had been filled in to create new land. Today, the passenger steamers are gone and all that remains is the memory of happy voyages on Lake Ontario in a more leisurely age."