Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | November 15, 2017

Courtaulds (Canada) Ltd., Cornwall employee cruise on the S.S. Rapids Prince

The “Rapids Prince” docked at Cornwall after World War II.

Local businesses, industries, churches and service clubs booked the vessel for summer river cruises.  The next few photographs are from a series donated to the museum by Ransom Ledoux showing Courtaulds Cornwall employees enjoying such an outing.

Many more are on display at the museum as part of the Courtaulds Cornwall exhibit.

The “gang” enjoying some beverages on the “Rapids Prince”.  Not everyone was drinking 7-Up, if you look carefully, you will see that some of the straws are in beer bottles.

One happy employee leading sin-along.  This may be Bill Thomas.

The only names we have are:  Ernie McDonald, Florence Lemire, Helen Gillie and Nora Cross.  If you can help let us know.

You can find  more photographs like the above and information about river life in THE LIVING RIVER, secrets of the St. Lawrence.

Available only at the Cornwall Community Museum for $30.

Info.  613 936-0280; cornwallhistory@outlook.com.


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