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HISTORY OF SHIPS
EXHIBITION AT THE NEW CRUISE TERMINAL: A TRIP THROUGH MONTREAL’S RICH PORT HISTORY
Montreal, July 17, 2017 - The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) is pleased to announce the opening of its History of Ships exhibition, which will welcome the public starting July 19, 2017, at 11 a.m. The exhibition is being held at the Port Centre on the second floor of the new Cruise Terminal on Alexandra Pier, at 200 De la Commune Street, Montreal. Admission will be free.
This exhibition presents the Port of Montreal’s rich history and its pivotal role in the socio-economic development of Montreal, Quebec and Canada. It marks the opening of the first interpretation centre on port activities in Quebec.
Models of ships from different time periods illustrating the various types of cargo, including passenger transport, will be on display in the exhibition hall. Also featured are displays of textual and visual information presenting the Port’s progressive development in its operations as well as its infrastructure and facilities, from the early 20th century to the present day.
To celebrate all the 2017 festivities, the Port of Montreal wants to show that historically, it has been a key player in the past and the present, and is resolutely focused on the future.
« We are delighted to help Montrealers, and visitors, discover the Port of Montreal’s rich history through this exhibition for free. History of Ships aims to raise interest in our city’s maritime heritage and to showcase the benefits and value brought by the Port of Montreal. The year 2017 is a great opportunity to remember the bonds uniting the destinies of the Port, the City of Montreal and Canada ! », said Sylvie Vachon, President and CEO of the Montreal Port Authority.
For more information regarding the exhibition, visit the Port of Montreal's website by clicking here.
About the Port of Montreal
Operated by the Montreal Port Authority (MPA), the Port of Montreal is the second largest port in Canada and a diversified transshipment centre that handles all types of goods: containerized and non-containerized cargo, liquid bulk and dry bulk. It is a leading container port served by the largest container shipping lines in the world.
The Port of Montreal has its own rail network directly dockside. It is connected to the two national rail networks and a highway system. The Port operates a passenger terminal. All other terminals are run by private stevedoring firms. Port activity supports 16,000 jobs and generates $2.1 billion in economic benefits annually.
SOURCE : Port of Montreal
Director, Public Affairs
Montreal Port Authority