National Geographic : 1932 Aug
Photograph courtesy Ontario Air Service FORT WILLIAM AS SEEN FROM ABOVE ITS TWIN CITY, PORTARTHUR The improved and sheltered harbor frontage of the two cities totals 29 miles. Both of the Dominion's great transcontinental railways touch Lake Superior here and transship freight to lake fleets. The amount of wheat handled here is almost incredible. Somany grain trains arrive that within the harbor area 282 miles of track are needed to handle them, while just west of Fort William is a yard for the sorting ofcars which has47miles oftrack.