Saskatoon is the largest city in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. It straddles a bend in the South Saskatchewan River in the central region of the province, it is located along the Trans-Canada Yellowhead Highway, has served as the cultural and economic hub of central Saskatchewan since its founding in 1882 as a Temperance colony. With a 2016 census population of 246,376, Saskatoon is the largest city in the province, the 17th largest Census Metropolitan Area in Canada, with a 2016 census population of 295,095; the City of Saskatoon has estimated its population to be 278,500 as of July 2018, while Statistics Canada has estimated the CMA's population to be 323,809 as of 2017. Saskatoon is home to the University of Saskatchewan, the Meewasin Valley Authority which protects the South Saskatchewan River and provides for the city's popular riverbank park spaces, Wanuskewin Heritage Park, a National Historic Site of Canada and UNESCO World Heritage applicant representing 6,000 years of First Nations history.
The Rural Municipality of Corman Park No. 344, the most populous rural municipality in Saskatchewan, surrounds the city and contains many of the developments associated with it, including Wanuskewin. Saskatoon is named after the saskatoon berry, native to the region, is itself derived from the Cree misâskwatômina; the city has several urban Reserves. The city has nine river crossings and is nicknamed "Paris of the Prairies" and "Bridge City." Historic neighbourhoods of Saskatoon include Nutana and Riversdale, which were separate towns before amalgamating with the town of Saskatoon and incorporating as a city in 1906. Nutana, their historic main streets of Broadway Avenue and 20th Street, as well as the downtown core and other central neighbourhoods are seeing significant reinvestment and redevelopment. Sutherland, the rail town annexed by the city in 1956 that lies beyond the University lands, is now another historic old city; the name Saskatoon comes from the Cree inanimate noun misâskwatômina "saskatoon berries", which refers to the sweet, violet-coloured berry that grows in the area.
City of Saskatoon archivist Jeff O'Brien wrote that the traditional story of the name is that it was due to presence of Saskatoon berries in the area. "There is an almost-certainly-apocryphal story to the effect that John Lake, upon being given a handful of these berries and told their name cried “Arise, Saskatoon – Queen of the North!” However, he wrote, "the truth appears to be somewhat less dramatic. The area was long-known to the local Cree as a good place to stock up on willow wands for arrow shafts, thus the name of the place was “Sask-kwa-tan” – “the place where willows are cut.” In 1882, the Toronto-based Temperance Colonization Society was granted 21 sections of land straddling the South Saskatchewan River, between what is now Warman and Dundurn. The aim of the group was to escape the liquor trade in that city and set up a "dry" community in the Prairie region; the following year settlers, led by John Neilson Lake, arrived on the site of what is now Saskatoon and established the first permanent settlement.
The settlers travelled by railway from Ontario to Moose Jaw and completed the final leg via horse-drawn cart as the railway had yet to be completed to Saskatoon. In 1885 the Northwest Rebellion affected the tiny community in a variety of ways. Chief Whitecap and Charles Trottier passed through the present day University campus on their way to join Louis Riel's armed forces at Batoche, Saskatchewan. Following the fighting at the Battle of Fish Creek, the Battle of Batoche, wounded Canadian soldiers convalesced at the Marr Residence, today a historic site. A few were buried in the Pioneer Cemetery near the Exhibition Grounds. A town charter for the west side of the river was obtained in 1903. In 1906 Saskatoon became a city with a population of 4,500, which included the communities of Saskatoon and Nutana. In 1955 Montgomery Place and in 1956 the neighbouring town of Sutherland were annexed by the fast-growing City of Saskatoon. Saskatoon lies on a long belt of rich, potassic chernozem in middle-southern Saskatchewan and is found in the aspen parkland biome.
The lack of surrounding mountainous topography gives the city a flat grid, though the city does sprawl over a few hills and into a few valleys. The lowest point in the city is the river, while the highest point is disputed between the suburb of Sutherland in the east side and the Silverwood-River Heights areas in the city's north end. Saskatoon, on a cross-section from west to east, has a general decline in elevation above sea level heading towards the river, on the east bank of the river, the terrain is level until outside the city, where it begins to decrease in elevation again. Saskatoon is divided into west sides by the South Saskatchewan River, it is divided into Suburban Development Areas which are composed of neighbourhoods. Street addresses are demarcated into north and south and similar west. West of the river the demarcation line for north and south addresses is 22nd Street, while east and west are divided by Idylwyld Drive and Avenue A. On the east side, Lorne Avenue demarcates east and west while Aird Street marks the north/south boundary, except in the Sutherland community where a separate east/west demarcation takes place with Central Avenue as the boundary (there is, however, no separa
Raiders from Beneath the Sea is a 1964 drama film directed by Maury Dexter, starring Ken Scott and Merry Anders. A down-on-his-luck California apartment house manager hatches a plan to rob a Catalina Island bank--and escape with his accomplices using scuba gear. Ken Scott as Bill Harper Merry Anders as Dottie Harper Russ Bender as Tucker Booth Colman as Purdy Garth Benton as Buddy Bruce Anson as Policeman #1 Walter Maslow as Policeman #2 Stacey Winters as Bank Teller Ray Dannis as Bowman Larry Barton as Bank Manager Roger Creed as Bank Guard Raiders from Beneath the Sea on IMDb Raiders from Beneath the Sea at AllMovie Raiders from Beneath the Sea at the TCM Movie Database Raiders from Beneath the Sea at the American Film Institute Catalog Review of film at Cinema Sentries
William Scott Shipbuilders was a short lived shipbuilder in Bristol, England in the 19th century and an early producer of steamships. The yard was important in the development of Bristol Shipbuilding with Scott's assistant, William Patterson, going on to produce the SS Great Britain; the founder, William Scott, was part of a well known Scottish shipbuilding family from Greenock, moved to Barnstaple, England, in the late-18th century to engage in the timber trade. With Christopher Scott he purchased his first vessel in around 1810, the barque William for the New Brunswick to Baltic route, they acquired a number of vessels including the sloop Pomona of 32 t for use as a packet on the Greenock-Bristol run. Hilhouse vacated the shipyard and dry-dock at Wapping on the south side of the River Avon in 1824, Scott seized the opportunity to enter shipbuilding with his son, James Mullen Scott, as William Scott & Son. William Patterson joined the firm as Scott's assistant and together they built the steam packet Lord Beresford for the Channel Islands run.
The engine was fitted out by Price Bros. of Neath. Scott may have built the steamship Bristol in 1823 for the Swansea to Bristol service, making that the first vessel built by the firm. Both were constructed to the plans of Surveyor of the Navy. Several sail and steam vessels followed, including the first steamship constructed in Bristol, the packet Wye in 1826 and several West Indiamen. Despite steady output from the yard and activity in the timber trade, William Scott was called in by the creditors in 1830, the final vessel, the steamer Nautilus was completed in 1831. William Patterson took over the yard at Wapping that year and ran it until the late 1850s. Major ships built by William Scott & Son: Bristol, steam paddlewheel packet. Lord Beresford, 81 t steam paddlewheel schooner. Isabella, 340 t ship-rigged merchantman Dryade, 266 t ship-rigged merchantman Camel, 50 t sloop. Wye, 60 t steam paddlewheel schooner. Avon, 243 t barque. Worcestor, 41 t steam paddlewheel schooner. Somerset, 81 t brigantine schooner.
Julia, 403 t ship-rigged merchantman. Lady Fitzherbert, 386 t ship-rigged barque (lost in the. Eclipse, 31 t steam paddlewheel schooner. Francis Smith, 581 t ship-rigged merchantman. Britannia, 411 t ship-rigged merchantman. Nautilus, 50 t steam paddlewheel schooner