Big surprise

Dear Mr. Editor:
As the media is busy commemorating Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee, I find I would like to share a piece of memory with you and your readers.
In October, 1951, Her Royal Highness (at that time), Crown Princess Elizabeth, and her husband made a visit to Quebec City. The party came into the CPR terminal by train, where they changed to an open car and were driven away.
At the same time, on the other side of the terminal, was tied up the CP ship, “Beaverbrae,” just in from Bremen, Germany with about 900 immigrants on board.
I was on that ship. We watched amazed as the Royal Party was driven away.
Thus, my first day in Canada held for me a big surprise.
Michael Zimmerman
Barwick, Ont.