Original shipyard use of present museum buildings

During the period when Kingston Shipbuilding Co., a division of Collingwood Shipyards, carried on shipbuilding and repair operations, it leased its drydock, pump house and administrative office building from the Department of Public Works. Some of these former shipyard buildings, as well as the remaining former government building, now form the facilities of the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston.

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Marine Museum of The Great Lakes (Kingston, Ontario)

By Alex Binkley

The Marine Museum of the Great Lakes aims to chart a course beyond the usual representation of the past, to bring the present and future of marine transportation to life for visitors to its historical structures on the Kingston waterfront. “We can’t be a just a collection of dusty archives,” says Chris West, Chairman of the Museum’s Board of Trustees. “We have to be relevant to modern issues.”

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Port, college team up to educate future leaders

Specialized course for transportation and logistics students

The Port of Montreal and a local college are teaming up once again this year to offer a specialized course to students in the field of transportation and logistics.

The port and Champlain College will stage a two-day module at the beginning of May that examines specifically transportation and logistics through the Port of Montreal. Montreal Port Authority officials and other transportation industry representatives will make presentations to about 30 adult students. The session will also feature an onsite port visit.

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Committee helps drive cruise business

Port welcomes record number of passengers

An initiative in which the Montreal Port Authority and Tourism Montreal have teamed up with tourism, business and economic development associations and organizations to bring more cruise business to Montreal is sailing full steam ahead. In fact, the partnership’s efforts helped the Port of Montreal attract a record 54,752 passengers in 2012.

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