Ice roads or bridges are legendary in Canada’s North and are often used in winter when ferries cannot run. In past years, even residents of the Kingston area (and in particular those who lived on the islands across the water) would be waiting at this time of the year for the freeze-up, so that they could use the ice across the harbour. Even though the channel froze right across more regularly than it does nowadays, it was still a hazardous trip, and there were sometimes mishaps or sadly even tragic accidents. This vehicle looks designed well enough to tackle the hazards of the journey.
From the George Lilley fonds 25.5, 8-381.