Owen Sound and the CPR Great Lakes Fleet: The Rise of a Port, 1840-1912
The maritime division of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) offered an alternative to overland travel around Lake Superior. By basing the division at Owen Sound, Ontario, the CPR stimulated the growth of that town. Discusses the growth of the port and the economy of the region, with specific reference to the effects of steamer service. Considers also the effects of the activities of the CPR general management on the port. By 1912, Owen Sound was at its peak as a major lake port.