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Short Cut to America. THE MILFORD HAVEN AND CANADIAN ROUTE. The IJaily Chronicle, of Monday, says :â At the meeting of the Milford Haven Dock Company last week reference was made to the early prospect of establishing the long talked-of scheme for running a line of steamers between Milford Haven and America, in competition with Liverpool and Southampton. A Daily Chronicle" representative learns that four companies are concerned in the scheme-the Milford Haven Dock Company, the Great Western Railway, the Canadian Steamship Company, and the Lake Superior Railway Company. Briefly, the scheme is to make use of the two nearest ports on both sides of the Atlantic. The fastest liners lat present ply between Liverpool (or Southampton) and New York, and the fastest trip across is never less than a full five days. But, without con- sulting a map, one's memory is sufficient to convince one that Liverpool and New York by no means represent the most direct line across the Atlantic. The distance between the two places is 3,023 miles. But why go to New York, when a nearer port is at hand ? The port of Paspebiac, in the Province of Quebec, is only 2,205 miles from Milford Haven, travelling north of Newfoundland, and 2,349 miles by passing south of the island. It would be necessary to take the southern route in the winter months. If the scheme now being considered comes off the new line of steamships between these two ports will be run by the Canadian Steamship Company, and the railway companies on opposite shores intend to facilitate transit as much as possible. The Daily Chronicle representative who called at the office of the steamship company in Gracechurch-street was informed that the new route would lessen the journey across the Atlantic by a day in the first instance, and by something like a day and a half when the fastest steamers are got ready for the service. It will be impossible to make a beginning with steamships equal to the 21-knots per hour liners now plying between New York and Liverpool. These will take some time in building but in the meantime first-class steamships of a somewhat less power have been chartered, and these will make the journey from port to port in a little over four days. The last 500 miles on the outward passage will take place within sight of land. From the time New- foundland is sighted passengers will be within sight of land for the greater part of the remaining journey. The route sweeps round the island, and then across the Gulf of St. Lawrence direct to Paspebiac. This is the only winter port in the Province of Quebec. Since the completion of the Atlantic and Lake Superior Railway, it now places Canadian and American cities within easier reach of Great Britain. It is in reality the nearest American port to Europe. With vessels of the Lucania stamp, it can be reached from Milford Haven within four days. As compared with the New York route, it saves between London and Chicago 513 miles between London and Montreal 650 miles. The American Railway Company is completing its docks at Paspebiac to afford accommodation for the largest ocean steamers, and on this side the water the Milford Dock Company is preparing to deal with the new traffic which is confidently expected. Our representative also had a chat with the officials at Paddington, to learn what part the Great Western Rail- way intended to take. It is generally thought, on the Great Western, that Milford Haven will soon become the port for dealing with the extensive American traffic this company has to deal with. It has been decided to establish through booking arrangements between the Great Western and the railway systems of Canada and the States, so soon as the new line of steamships is established. Between London and Milford there is no special express service at present. The ordinary train runs down in five and a half hours. An express service would, however, be established, and Milford placed within as short a journey from London as is Liverpool, covering the distance in four and a half hours.

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