Canadian Montreal Presentation cane
Canadian Montreal Presentation cane
Canadian Montreal Presentation cane
Canadian Montreal Presentation cane
Canadian Montreal Presentation cane
Canadian Montreal Presentation cane
Canadian Montreal Presentation cane

Canadian Montreal Presentation cane

1933 Canada

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This cane is presented as an annual trophy to the first ocean going vessel to reach the port of Montreal, without stopping en route, at the start of the navigation season.
The original objective of the award was to encourage ship owners to establish regular ties with the Port of Montreal and to have their vessels take on the St. Lawrence River earlier each year
The award has been given out for 175 years and is still presented today
This particular cane was presented in 1933: -
Date - April 14th 1933
Ship – Boston City
Nationality – British
Master – L. H. Millidge
Owner and / or Agent – Furness Withy and Co

The Actual Inscription reads:-
“Presented by the Harbour Commissioners of Montreal to Captain L.H. Millidge, Master of S/S Boston City.
First transatlantic vessel in port. April 14th 1933.”
On the end of the cane is the Harbour Commissioners of Montreal’s seal, containing the crown and an anchor

Malacca shaft and horn ferrule
Length 34 inches
Presented by the Montreal Harbour Commisioners
Dimensions
Height 34.00 inch (86.36 cm)
Stock Code
DP101
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