Only 8 hours at sea
Memorial University of Newfoundland, Digital Archives Initiative
Map showing Newfoundland railway and steamship system, 1928
This image of S.S. Caribou was the cover of a map of the Newfoundland railway and steamship system in 1928. The brochure reads “S.S. Caribou, only 8 hours at sea, by the quickest and best route to Canada and United States. Newfoundland Railway.” It shows a drawing of the ferry S.S. Caribou and a steam train of the Newfoundland Railway.
The fast and luxurious ferry connected Port aux Basques in Newfoundland with North Sydney in Nova Scotia, Canada. During World War II, the ferry also carried vital military supplies, soldiers, sailors, nurses and airmen from Newfoundland, Canada, the United States and Great Britain.