Toronto from the Bay: Moonlight Edition - The Intrepid

Monday, May 31, 2010

Toronto from the Bay: Moonlight Edition

Postcard Toronto From the bay 1907
The postcard above, which depicts a ferry boat traveling to the Toronto islands (circa 1907), comes from a collection of naval-themed postcards from the Maritime History of the Great Lakes.

What's striking about this postcard is that it looks nothing like Toronto. With the full moon overhead, the black skyline, and quaint looking riverboat, I'd probably guess that this image was of some Southern U.S. coastal city like New Orleans. (Or some town swarming with vampires.)

In case you're wondering, the black spire that dominates the skyline in background is the Cathedral Church of St. James. Although the church is no longer the tallest building in Toronto, it's still the tallest cathedral in Canada.

Image from the Maritime History of the Great Lakes.

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