In February 1907, all the main shipping lines serving Montreal via rail connection are listed in the Montreal Gazette newspaper.
Being the winter season, the ships were unable to dock at Montreal or Quebec. The nearest ice-free port was Portland, Maine. The nearest Canadian port was St. John, New Brunswick. Halifax was also a major ice-free Canadian port.
John Shill, the first member of the Shill family to immigrate to Montreal, Canada, arrived February 10th or 11th on a train from Halifax, where Allan Line’s ship the Siberian landed.
Shipping Companies Listed in the Montreal Gazette
Origin(s) and Destination(s)
Atlantic Steamships of the Canadian Pacific Railway
Glasgow weekly service
London, weekly from Portland, Me.
Pickford and Black Steamers
Halifax to Bermuda, Barbados, etc
St. John to Belfast and Dublin
New York to Liverpool
New York to Holland
Hamburg American Line
New York to Plymouth, Cherbourg, Boulogne and Hamburg
Quebec Steamship Co.
New York to Bermuda and West Indies
White Star Line
New York to Queenstown, Liverpool, etc
Atlantic Transport Line
New York to London
Philadelphia, New York and St. Louis to Plymouth, Cherbourg and Southampton
Boston to Liverpool
Portland to Liverpool
St. John and Halifax to Liverpool
Steamship Arrivals and Departures
The following chart shows specific ships arriving and departing within an area accessible to passengers or cargo from Montreal. The information is taken from Montreal Gazette of Thursday, February 28th, 1907.
The names of the ships are written in italics and the names of the shipping lines they were owned by in 1907 is beside them in (brackets).