August 18, 2010
Operation Inland Sea at Montrose Harbor, 1959.
What a crowd! You can spot the Edgewater Beach Hotel at the far right.
Original image, as well as high-quality reprints available from here: Montrose Harbor, 1959
From the seller's description: Operation Inland Sea Montrose 1959. Huge crowds turn out to watch the Inland Sea Opening Ceremonies. Operation Inland Seas (or Sea) was a United States Navy operation to celebrate the completion of the Saint Lawrence Seaway in 1959. Task Force 47 (TF 47), a 28-ship detachment of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet under the command of Rear Admiral Edmund B. Taylor, sailed up the Saint Lawrence River to participate in the official opening of the Seaway by Queen Elizabeth II of Canada and U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower on June 26, 1959. Thereafter, the ships visited ports throughout the Great Lakes, sometimes escorting Queen Elizabeth aboard HMY Britannia. June 26, 1959