National Geographic : 1945 Jun
GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY BETWEEN GREAT LAKES AND PACIFIC .MOAA ulo. PACIFIC NORTHWEST SEAPORTS FACE BRIGHT ORIENTAL TRADE FUTURE .. ANGA Sgw wHAAMS WE f O HLEN ONTNA rastuo w~aRLla urMrwr SMVO 04 PITTS BURr ALTIMMTI PACIFIC NORTHWEST SEAPORTS FACE BRIGHT ORIENTAL TRADE FUTURE A Great Northern Links Nation With Principal Western Harbors Peace in the Pacific will her ald resumption of commerce be tween the United States and the Orient-an era of bright promise for the seaport cities of the Pacific Northwest. Much of American-made mer chandise destined for Asia will be transported to embarkation points served by Great North ern. This railway links the na tion with Puget Sound ports of Seattle, Tacoma, Everett and Bellingham in Washington, and Vancouver in British Columbia. Great Northern stretches south ward to Portland, Oregon; Van couver, Washington, and con nects with San Francisco, Los Angeles and other California ports. Into these deep water ports also will come vast cargoes of the products of Russia, China, the Philippines, Australia, New Zealand, India, Burma, and the East Indies. And, Great North ern's dependable service will be an important link in the nation wide distribution of these goods. The railway's long command ing position in America's trade with the Orient through Pacific Northwest ports is one of the many things which will continue to make Great Northern great. Ocean-goingvessels reachPortlandvia the Columbia and Willamette Rivers. Seattle's extensive dock facilities are served by GreatNorthern. Queen city of the Puget Sound region, Seattle is the railway's western terminus. Famous lumber center, Tacoma also Everett is one of the fast-growing Great Northern serves Vancouver, ranks as a major seaport, ports on Puget Sound. Canada'sgateway to the Orient.