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Efficient ship loading, 1933
Efficient ship loading, 1933
Archives of Manitoba, Transportation(PNOO87b)

Between the two world wars, the federal government improved the country’s marine infrastructure, its services, and administrative framework to ensure that Canadian grain was moving well through the system that had been put into place before WWI.

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Ships locked in ice, 1930
Ships locked in ice, 1930
Saskatchewan Archives Board(PNO554)

In 1932 a new 8-lock Welland Ship Canal was completed. This stretched between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario by-passing Niagara Falls. It greatly increased the system’s capacity."
" Also in 1932 the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence Deep Water treaty was signed with the US.

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