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Here and There in the Province

These images are taken from Wills's Cigarettes of England.  They were issued by the Imperial Tobacco Co of Great Britain and Ireland. 1914

The River Steamer
The requirements of traffic on the Inland waters, of America have resulted in the development of the American steamers on original lines. These steamers are designed to travel great distances, and are of light draught in order to negotiate the bars that occur at Intervals in the riverbeds. Some of the most palatial are built of steel, and are over 450 ft. in length. They have accommodation for 2,000 people, and a speed of 22 m.p.h.

R.M.S. "Royal Edward"
The fine liner, together with her sister ship the Royal George, is owned by the Canadian Northern. The Royal Edward is a triple-screw turbine steamer, and was built in 1908. She has a length of 545 feet, a registered tonnage of 12,000, and a speed of 20 knots. During the winter the St. Lawrence is closed to navigation, and the Royal Edward and Royal George make Halifax, Nova Scotia, their port of call.

Irrigation Ditch
In 1894 the Government of the Dominion reserved a large tract of land some millions of acres in extent, and situated in Southern Alberta. Upon this land was inaugurated the most extensive irrigation scheme on the American continent. The undertaking was completed some years ago, and today there are in Southern Alberta about 1,000 miles of such ditches as that illustrated, which irrigate over three million acres of land.

Logging Railway
Some idea of the vastness of Canada's supply of timber may be obtained when one remembers that the province of British Columbia alone contains over 180,000,000 acres of forest. One great center of the lumbering industry is the Ottawa River, and the Chaudiere Falls provide the motive power for the larges lumber mills in the world. Our picture shows a logging railway conveying logs to the sawmills by the Ottawa River.

Canadian Pacific Railway: A Snow Shed
Wherever the C.P.R. track skirts the base of a mountain liable to avalanches, snow sheds have to be constructed. These are substantial structures, consisting of timber piles four or five feet apart, supporting a roof fixed in the same plane as if possible avalanche. Special precautions have to be taken to guard against destruction by fire, the sheds being built in short lengths, separated by fire breaks.

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