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Jun 1 1909 Date Estimated
To: Rev. Calvin McQuesten

The Grandest Scenery in America
Is on the North Shore of Lake Superior

Lake Superior! The Largest Fresh-Water Sea in the World.
[Image: Thunder Cape, Lake Superior]

Tourists will take the Northern Railway and Collingwood Line of Steamers one of the Finest and Cheapest All-Round Summer Trips on the Continent.

Toronto-Couchiching-Lakes of Muskoka- Collingwood- Georgian Bay-Great North Manitoulin Channel-Sault Ste. Marie-North Shore of Lake Superior-Thunder Bay-Duluth-and Return.

Round Trip Tickets.
Toronto to Lakes of Muskoka District and Duluth, $30, and Return, $45.
Toronto to Collingwood direct and Duluth, $25, and Return, $35.
Toronto to Collingwood direct and Thunder Bay, $20, and Return $35.

The Magnificent Upper Cabin Steamers Chicora, Cumberland and Frances Smith. Drawing Room Cars. Steel Track. Private Parlors for Families on Steamers.

The Lakes of Muskoka!
Two Express Trains Daily.
From Toronto to Gravenhurst in Five Hours, Couchiching to Gravenhurst in 1 hour.
Steamers, Nipissing, Wenonah, Wabamik.
On Lakes Muskoka, Joseph, Rosseau, Mary Fairy, Gull, Vernon.

Toronto to Bracebridge and return - $6.00
Toronto to Rosseau or Joseph and return - $7.00
All Round the Lakes and return - $8.00
Good for Two Months.1

1 These rates give a good indication of the cost of visiting Ruby while she was staying at the 'Minnewaska' Sanitarium in Gravenhurst. Her family made frequent visits to her there, at great expense to their already tight finances. Rev. Calvin also spent some time working in Muskoka. For more information on Calvin or Ruby go to the Homepage, click on Family and then click on their photos.

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The development of this website was directed by Mary Anderson, Ph.D. and Janelle Baldwin, M.A.
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