CSL pays tribute to its ships and crews that served in the First World War

Nov 10


As the world commemorates the 100-year anniversary of the end of World War I, CSL remembers the role its ships and crews played in the allied war effort.

Twenty-nine CSL ships were taken from their commercial routes along the St. Lawrence River and Great Lakes and put into service at the battlefront between 1914 and the war’s end on November 11, 1918. Of those vessels, 14 were sunk by enemy u-boats, gunships or mines and two foundered in storms at sea. At least 75 crew members lost their lives.