National Geographic : 1959 Mar
Infrared rays' eerie glow bathes scientists studying radioactive materials. Prof. Leo Yaffe (background) of McGill University's Radiation Chemistry Laboratory, Montreal, shows a student how to use a dry box, a miniature laboratory that reduces contamination. Infrared rays rapidly dehydrate the materials. Symbols penciled on the glass shield record steps of the experiment. Montreal Spreads a Mosaic of Light Beside Its Lifeline, the St. Lawrence More than 800 miles of river separate Canada's largest city and chief port from the sea. For years large ocean-going ships, barred by the Lachine Rapids immediately above Montreal, un loaded cargoes in the harbor for transshipment to the Great Lakes. Residents predict that the Seaway, far from diminishing Montreal's role, will bring more trade. This wintry view from 763-foot-high Mount Royal looks toward Victoria Bridge. Sun Life Building towers in center. Royal Bank of Canada and Bell Telephone buildings rise at far left. Guy Street traces a bright streak at right. 326 ANSCO l(LM BY MALAK(RIGHT) AND KODACHROMEBY NATIONAL GEOGRAPHICPHOTOGRAPHERROBERTF. SISSON © N.G .S .