SS Canora, Ship Model

Category
Communication Artifacts
Materials
Wood, brass and plastic
Description
Model of the steam train ferry Canora a double ended ship with two funnels situated on either side of the ship. Rail tracks are under the weather deck with several rail cars showing. The ship is painted with red oxide on her bottom and black topsides. Decks are grey as well as the main house top including the wheel house. Funnels are red with the CN logo (Canadian National). Model of Canadian National (previously Grand Truck Line) Steamship CANORA. Built by E.A. Christoffersen of Victoria.(served as Canora’s 2nd Officer) Original ship built in Lauzon, Quebec for Canadian Northern Railway in 1918. Operated on BC coast for 48 years! Initial service between Port Mann and Nanaimo. Historically she was the final rail link that was part of the Terms of Confederation.
Related person/organization
created by: Canadian National Railways