Tag Archives: Canada

When Chicago was an International Port

Posted on June 28, 2018

The photo shows Chicago’s Navy Pier, possibly in the early 1960s, with 5 ocean-going ships along side. It could handle 6. Note the skyline and the FDR Lake Shore Drive Bridge in the distance. This was just after the opening of the St Lawrence Seaway, a system of locks & canals that allowed ships from Continue Reading »

Harry Potter & the Cold, Cold Winter

Posted on January 5, 2016

It doesn’t happen often, but we recently had a visit from a potential customer who wanted to try on a winter coat before buying. He was a student at a local university and was interested in a coat that had sort of a Harry Potter vibe to it. It was a very nice long coat, Continue Reading »

The Philosophy of Matt & Nat

Posted on August 4, 2015

Matt & Nat is a company in Montreal, Quebec, Canada that makes fine apparel and accessories for women. We recently sold one of their vegan handbags to a nice lady in MIssissippi. As I was preparing the bag for shipment, I noticed the small paragraph featured in the photo. This paragraph sums up the philosophy Continue Reading »

Edmonton Freezeway – Skate to Work!

Posted on February 24, 2015

  Talk about making the best of a bad situation! Edmonton, Alberta, Canada is going to build a “Freezeway”, a 7 mile long ice skating path leading to the city center. With an average winter temperature of 9.5 degrees, Edmonton has plenty of ice and lots of hockey/skating enthusiasts. It was a perfect fit. Ottawa Continue Reading »