Daily Archives: November 1, 2019

Right Idea: Right Time

Two centuries ago, in 1819, the man featured today would have been 32 years old. His career was getting started.

Good business sense. A father in the timber business. A time of rapid change in his area of expertise.

Samuel Cunard

The statue of Samuel Cunard stands proud at the waterfront in his birthplace of Halifax, NS.

His fame is from his steamship line. He started using steam rather than sail in 1830. By 1837 he was bold enough to request, and gain, the important contract to carry mail. Establishing regular, scheduled serviceĀ  between Liverpool, Halifax, and Boston brought the two sides of the Atlantic a little closer.

Business never is a straight line. The firm which buys others eventually is purchased by another. But the reputation for excellence continues.

Queen Mary 2 proudly docked in Quebec