National Geographic : 1926 Oct
Photograph by Fairchild Aerial Surveys Co. THE SPIRIT OF NEW FRANCE IN NEW AMERICA The old French capital of Quebec is usually thought of as concentrated romance and history. So itis; but analive, modern spirit isalso proved by the I,ooo,ooo-bushel grain elevator and huge wharves of the outer basin, lining the mouth of the St. Charles River, whose valley isahive ofindustry. Though Montreal has surpassed Quebec as Canada's chief port, the latter has a navigation season ofabout eight months and railconnections with all Canada and the United States.