Interim Report. Statistical Examination of Certain General Conditions of Transportation Bearing on Economic Problem of the Proposed Georgian Bay Canal

Interim Report. Statistical Examination of Certain General Conditions of Transportation Bearing on Economic Problem of the Proposed Georgian Bay Canal

EVANS, W. Sanford

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William Sanford Evans (1869-1949) was a Manitoba politician who was mayor of Winnipeg from 1909 to 1911 and Manitoba's Conservative leader from 1933 to 1936. In the interim he was chairman of the Georgian Bay Canal Commission, a government body which seriously considered the possibility of a deep inland waterway from Georgian Bay to Montreal. Costs proved prohibitive and although discussions for such a system continued will into the 1920s the idea of undertaking such a project finally died. Booklet includes information on Lake Superior freight traffic, nationality of vessels, load factors, principal commodities, traffic on Lake Michigan, future development, export wheat, 1915 ocean freight rates, and Canadian bank returns. Also includes an appendix and statistical tables. "Precis index of Hansard debates of the House of commons and the Senate on the Georgian Bay ship canal, 1902-13": p. 136-144. Index.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: J. de L. Tache
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Date Published: 1916
  • Place Published: Ottawa
  • ISBN: n/a

Details

  • Condition: Good+
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    Sessional Paper No. 19b - 1916. 150 p. 25 cm. Includes map of proposed route. 38 tables and 24 diagrams. Blue reproduction paper cover with tape repaired spine. Small chip in rear cover as well as top and bottom of spine. A few minor tears to edges of interior pages.