Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | October 1, 2016

Artifact of the Week. Plaque, S.S. Rapid’s Prince, 1947.


A handpainted souvenir plaque in the shape of a life-ring with a painting of the “S.S. Rapid’s Prince,” probably in the Long Sault Rapids, 1947.  Painted by J. Haroamice.

The tag indicates that this plaque belonged to Canada Steamship Lines, suggesting that the plaque was sold as a souvenir on the vessel.

Donated to the museum in 2010.

scan0002A postcard showing the “Rapids Prince” running the Long Sault Rapids.

The vessel was constructed in 1910 specially to run the Lachine Rapids, one of Canada’s top ten tourist attractions.

This is just a hint of the collection dealing with St. Lawrence riverboats in the archives at the Cornwall Community Museum.


  1. The life ring art S.S. Rapids Prince was definitely painted by Nanaimo B.C. artist Jack Hardcastle. I have several of these, so I am sure of this. Jim

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