Thursday, September 30, 2010

Passenger Ships and Ferries

Mail associated with passenger ships and ferries is the topic of today's post.


Empress of France

Posted on board the "Empress of France", July 8, 1953
Liverpool Paquebot cancellation, July 10, 1953

RMS Franconia

Halifax Paquebot cancellation, February 1, 1954

RMS Ivernia

Liverpool Paquebot cancellation, July 6, 1956

Unidentified Ship

Quebec, July 6, 1956

RMS Sylvania

Quebec, Paquebot cancellation, June 30, 1959

SS Empress of England

Greenock Paquebot cancellation to Prescott, Arizona, July4, 1960
Treated as an unpaid letter and taxed 14 cents

RMS Saxonia

Montreal, June 1, 1962

SS Empress of Britain

Greenock Paquebot cancellation, July 11, 1962

Paquebot "France"

Quebec, May 9 1967

Gulf of St. Lawrence

St. Pierre - North Sydney : M/V Miquelon

Letter addressed to Montreal, carried from St. Pierre (St. Pierre and Miquelon) on the M/V"Miquelon" and posted at North Sydney, Nova Scotia, August 29, 1960

M/V "Miquelon" handstamp

St. Lawrence Cross-River Service : M/V Matane

Passenger and cargo services were provided from Rimouski and Matane to ports on the North Shore of the St. Lawrence. Mail was handled by the purser of the vessels.

M.V. Matane, August 25, 1958

Matane & Sept Iles Poste Fluviale

Cape Borden, P.E.I. to Cape Tormentine, N.B. : S.S. Prince Edward Island

Ferry from Prince Edward Island to New Brunswick, August 19, 1967

Charlottetown & Sackville R.P.O., August 19, 1967

Great Lakes Cruise

CPR Great Lakes steamer, Sault Ship Canal, June 7 1964

Sault Ship Canal

Strait of Juan De Fuca : M/V Coho

The M/V Coho is an auto ferry between Victoria, B.C. and Port Angeles, Wash.

M/V Coho in Victoria harbour

Maiden voyage, M/V Coho, December 29, 1959
The M/V Coho is still in service (September, 2010)