In the early 1900's, the Intercolonial Railway advertised connections to steamers leaving ports throughout the Maritimes. The following comes from pages 27 and 28 of the January 15th, 1907 Intercolonial Railway and Prince Edward Island Railway of Canada Schedule and brochure. Transcribed by Dave Hunter - email@example.com
EASTPORT, PORTLAND, BOSTON, ETC.
The Eastern S. S. Co. - advise:
Commencing April 8th. Steamers of this line will leave St. John on Tuesday and Friday at 6:30 p.m. Returning leaves Boston, Monday and Thursday at 9 a.m.
The Plant Steamship line advise commencing May 1st: Steamer leaves Halifax Wednesday at midnight for Boston. Returning leave Boston for Halifax Saturday at noon.
Distance ………………..889 miles
NEWFOUNDLAND VIA NORTH SYDNEY
S. S. "Bruce" leaves North Sydney Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday on arrival of Express Train from the west connecting Port aux Basques with the Reid Newfoundland Company System. Returning, S. S. Bruce leaves Port aux Basques Monday, Wednesday, Friday, on the arrival of the train leaving St. Johns, Newfoundland, Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday at 5 p. m., (Newfoundland time). Sleeping and dining cars on all express trains between St. John's and Port aux Basques.
Distance -- 108 miles between N. Sydney and Port aux Basques.
Note -- Passengers from Newfoundland for Montreal and western points should take train No. 20 which makes connection at Truro with Canada'a Famous train, "The Maritime Express".
HALIFAX, N. S. -- S. S. "Dufferin" leaves Thursdays 10:00 p.m. for Sherbrook and Intermediate Ports returning Tuesday.
S. S. "St. Pierre Miquelon" leaves Halifax for St. Pierre and Miquelon every alternate Monday dating from November 19th, calling at North Sydney, C. B.
S. S. "Margaret" will leave Cook's wharf every Friday night at 10 o'clock for Sheet Harbour, calling at Jeddore, Pwl's Head, Ship Harbour, Tangier, and Spry Bay.
S. S. "Katbinka" leaves monthly for Santiago and Jamaica.
S. S. "Atlantic" will sail for Bridgewater direct on Saturday April 6th at 7 a. m. and regularly thereafter on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The steamer calls at La Havre and Conquerall Bank.
S. S. "Senlack" leaves every Monday at 5:00 a. m. for Lunenburg, Liverpool, Lockeport, Shelburn, Barrington, Yarmouth.
S. S. "Malone" will make weekly trip to Mahone Bay, and Chester, calling at Tancook.
Pickford & Black's steamers will leave every twelve days for Bermuda, West Indies, and Demerera. (See daily papers for exact date)
S. S. "Beta" will leave on the 20th of every month for Bermuda, Turk's Island, Santiago, and Jamaica.
S. S. "Boston" sails the 28th of every month for Santiago and Jamaica.
S. S. Laupar" sails the 12th of every month for Santiago and Jamaica.
S. S. "Bridgewater" will leave Campbell's Wharf every Wednesday at 10 p. m. for Port Hilford, Port Bakerton, Isaac's Harbour, Goldboro, Whitehead, Canso, Queensport, and Guysboro.
S. S. "Dufferin" will sail from Plant Wharf every Thursday at 10:00 p. m. for Sherbrooke, calling at Port Dufferin, Moser River, Ecum Secum, Marie Joseph, Liscomb, and Sonora.
See Special Notice for Eastport, Portland and Boston connections above.
IONA -- S. S. "Blue Hill" connects with trains 19 and 20, to and from Baddeck daily except Sunday.
Steamer Connections - Continued
MULGRAVE, N.S. - S. S. "John L. Cann" will leave for Canso Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, and for Guysboro on Monday, and Friday.
S. S. "F. L. M. Paint" will leave daily, (except Sunday) for Port Hawkesbury and Port Hastings, and connecting from the above ports with all regular express trains, until close of navigation.
S. S. "Percy Cann" will leave daily (except Sunday) for Arichat, Petit de Grat.
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
When navigation opens, steamer "Empress" will leave Point du Chene daily except Sunday for Summerside after arrival of train leaving St. John at 11:45, Moncton 14:45.
QUEBEC, QUE. -- Ferry steamers (after 25th November) every 30 minutes between Quebec and Levis up to 6:00 p. m. after that hour special trips - From Quebec 7:00 p. m., 9:00 p. m., 11:30 p. m. From Levis 7:30 p. m., 9:30 p. m., and midnight. Sunday, every hour until 1:00 p. m., and after that every half hour until 6:00 p. m.
ST. JOHN, N. B. -- Pickford & Black's steamships will leave fortnightly commencing November 14th, for Bermuda, St. Lucia, Barbados, Trinidad, and stop every four weeks at St. Kitts, Antigua, Montserrat, St. Vincent, Grenada, Tobago.
S. S. "Beaver" will leave alternate Thursdays for Albert, Waterside, Riverside, Harvey Bank, Hillsboro, and Hopewell Cape.
S. S. "Aurora" of the Grand Manan Steamship's Co.'s line will leave Wednesday at 7:30 a. m. for Grand Manan, via Eastport and Campobello. Returning will leave Grand Manan every Monday at 8:30 a. m. for St. John via Eastport and Campobello.
Distance -- St. John and Manan, 55 miles
S. S. "Senlac" will leave Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. for Yarmouth and South Shore points.
S. S. "Brunswick" will leave Tuesday evening (according to tide) for Bass River, Maitland, Canning, and Paarsboro.
Dominion Atlantic S. S. "Prince Rupert" leaves St. John Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday at 7:45 a. m. for Digby; arrives in St. John at 5 p. m.
EUROPEAN STEAMSHIP SAILINGS
For London, Eng. From Halifax
S. S. "Kanawha" ………………. May 17
S. S. "St. John City" …………… (blank)
S. S. "Rappalahannock" ………. May 31
S. S. "Shenandoa" …………….. June 15
S. S. "Kanawha" ………………. June 30
For Liverpool, Eng. From Halifax
S. S. "Ulunda" ………………… May 21
S. S. "Annapolis" ……………… June 4
S. S. "Dahome" ……………….. June 18
S. S. "Ulunda" ………………… July 2
EUROPEAN MAIL SERVICE
A special passenger and mail train leaves Montreal at 19:45 every Friday for North Sydney, where connection is made with outward bound mail steamers.
European mail Steamers inward and outward bound will until the season of navigation through the Straits of Belle Isle is open, leave off, and take on the mail at North Sydney, and after the arrival of the inward bound mail steamer a special train will be run to Montreal