June 15, 1976 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News

Gratwick Named VP New Marine Division Canadian Nat'l Railways

Canadian National Railways has established a separate operating entity for its waterborne activities, Robert Bandeen, president, recently announced in Montreal.

To be known as CN Marine, the new division will initially comprise CN's East Coast marine What is the single best commercial SSB system? Ask the men who know.

The top professionals who sell and service all kinds of electronic equipment.

Ask men like Hubert Rice of Bibbins & Rice Electronics, and Tom Collins of Collins Marine Corp., and Don Derryberry of Gulf Radiotelephone & Electronics. They'll tell you the CAI 40 channel CA-35MS/Mk II is unmatched for performance, reliability and maintainability. They'll tell you it's the best SSB that's ever gone to sea.

A lot of other National Marine Electronics Association members agree.

Last Spring NMEA again gave the CAI and ferry services and the New Foundland Dockyard.

John Gratwick, vice president of CN's Research and Development Department since 1972, has been named vice president of the marine operation.

CN operates ferry services between New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and Maine, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, and between Newsystem its annual award for the best commercial SSB. In 4 years the system has proved itself aboard hundreds of vessels. If shipowners gave awards for performance, we'd win those too.

What makes the CA35MS/Mk II so successful? • It can be programmed for any 40 marine frequencies between 2 to 23 MHz, and any mode—simplex or half duplex, USB, compatible AM, RTTYorCW. • Its 40 pre-programmed p l u g - i n cards are thumbwheel selected and can be changed at sea by non-technical personnel. • It's frequency synthesized and on frequency instantly with Vi part per million stabilfoundland and Labrador. Last year, it carried over two-million passengers and 1.4 million tons of cargo.

The railway had previously established five other operating divisions.

These include CN Rail, CN Trucking and Express, CN Tele-communications, CN Passenger Services and Hotels, and the Grand Trunk Western, which is responsible for its U.S. operations.

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