125 Years of Canadian History

Canadian Pacific had an interesting but complicated history in shipping during the 125 years from 1880 to 2005. In effect, it owned two separate fleets, the first being an extensive network of small Canadian ferries operating in British Columbia, the Great Lakes and in the Bay of Fundy, and a second fleet of deep-sea liners and cargo ships of all types and sizes. The two fleets were both managed from Montreal, but Canadian Pacific Steamships (CPS the deep-sea company) was owned by Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR the rail road company).

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