Rare vintage Alfred Meakin display plate made to commemorate the opening of the Saint Lawrence Seeway in 1959.
The Saint Lawrence Seaway (French: la Voie Maritime du Saint-Laurent) is a system of locks, canals and channels in Canada and the United States that permit ocean-going vessels to travel from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes of North America, as far inland as the western end of Lake Superior. The Seaway is named for the Saint Lawrence River, which flows from Lake Ontario to the Atlantic Ocean. Legally, the Seaway extends from Montreal, Quebec, to Lake Erie and includes the Welland Canal.
The plate details a picture of the seeway, the boat "The Britania" as well as a picture of Britains Queen Elizabeth and President of the USA Dwight D. Eisenhower.
The plate measures 25cm (10 inches) across.
It generally in pretty good condition. There is a small chip on the back rim and light scratches all over the front of the plate, some of which affect the transfer.
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