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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 6, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta tation lines met in oonferenco with Montreal's Harbour Coinmlssinn and after discussion decided that 650 cars ot export rreiKht, should be delivererl daily by The lines, the Commissioners undertaking to handle tnat amount without congeatlon. This they have done successfully. Because oC aeorecy entailed by the war, little has been heard concerning luovemcats oC vessels and it will surprise many to learn that G47 ocean vensols came into llohtreal harbour during 1917. Xaturally ijassonger travel has been greatly curtailed. The / war Uemands nearly uU available ship apace for the trans-1 lK>rt of .-.upplies. These have been going forward in immense quantities and landed on the other sldo with coiniiaralively lew losses - thanks to the efucient convoy system ir.aintainert by England. In addition to the great grain shipments' other Ijrotlucts of Uie fruitful Prairie Provinces-meats, fresh anjt cured, butter and clieeso-are golHR forward in 11 steady .stream to feed the hungry millions of Kurope and our aripica overseas. This volume ot i^hipping means un. ceasing activity in the elevators, warehouses and along Montreal's waterfront. 11 has given an added BlimuluH to Hhlpbuilding, the 1917 output of one lirni being !) steel trnwier hulls, and installed supplied boilers and machinery; 8 steel trawler hulls complete with boilers amr tnachinery; -'G wooden drifter hulls; Installed machinery and boilers In 1(1 drifters; ^uilt and launched one 7,0/)0-ton car;;o boat; docked and repaired I'.O vc.�:els-a creditable showing. Tiiero are many more yards and thp.y have all been correspondingly busy. Recently a new departure In jMhipbuildin'B was initiated when a concrete voskcI was launched. It develoiiments justify the use of this sort of craft, Montreal shlp-,yards are ready to embark in the ;new Industry. Such an event would call tor morn lalJorers and the In-BtuUatlon of new inacblner.v, all addling to..Montreal's prosperity. There ihave been no labor troubles and work BOOB on week days, holidays antl iSumdayH, withoilt Interruption. Not lone of the 214 dayjr-May to Noyem-Iber, Inclusive-wa*an idle day In tha 'Hlilpyards. These busy, well-paid iv.'orkors i!pell good business for 'Montreal's morchanta, � ;