Photostory #427: Full Speed Ahead for Montreal: By Boat to the Fair

Don Ashley
National Film Board of Canada
Release Date
October 11, 1966
CMCP fonds
Credit Line
Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography fonds, National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives
Main Text
Fair stands the wind for Montreal. Next year, tens of thousands of North America's boating enthusiasts will visit the world's fair (Expo '67) in Canada's largest city. After days of enjoyable sailing along one of the three great waterways leading to Montreal, they will moor their craft alongside a specially-built all-facilities marina at the heart of the island fair-site, and then view the international pavilions and exhibits in relaxing comfort. From the west, graceful yachts and power boats will navigate the exciting Great Lakes waterways, from the east the mighty St. Lawrence. From the southward and the massive metropolis of the New York region they will sail northward-ho on a 400-mile voyage up the Hudson, through Lake Champlain and down the Richelieu River. For these sportsmen who go down to the world's fair in small craft there will be an exclusive, luxurious clubhouse overlooking the marina, a boat repair shop and ship chandler and all other modern services. Among the many millions of people who will be visiting Expo '67 next year, the yachtsmen and power-boat operators will have an enviable grandstand view of a momentous international exhibition that promises to be a memorable voyage of discovery to be recounted along many a waterway of the future.