As part of our series on Historic Victoria Advertisements, Automobiles & Transportation , 1910-1919 , here are two 1911 advertisements for the B.C. Coast Service, a division of the Canadian Pacific Railway, which ran passenger ships between Victoria, Vancouver and other points along the B.C. coast. It also ran passenger ships to Seattle.
The first advertisement shows the S.S. Princess Mary, which had been introduced into service in 1911 and was operated until 1952. Part of the Princess Mary superstructure was used as the Princess Mary Restaurant on Harbour Road until 2011.
The second advertisement shows the B.C. Coast Service scheduled sailings. Notice that the ticket office was at 1102 Government Street, in a building which is still standing.
The B.C. Coast Service ticket office was located at 1102 Government Street, pictured below.
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