This menu was used on the Canadian National steamship Prince Rupert between Vancouver and Skagway, Alaska in 1943. Along with a sister ship named Prince George, the SS Prince Rupert had been built in England in 1910 for the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, and both were transferred to the Canadian National when the government took over the fail Grand Trunk Pacific and Canadian Northern.
This particular dinner menu, which is dated Sunday, January 10, 1943, is smaller than most dining car menus, being just 5-1/2×7-7/8 inches. This is probably because the meals were included in the fare so there was no need to have detailed prices or an a la carte section.
The unpriced menu is a bit confusing because the left side says “Dinner Selections” while the right side says “Dinner,” but both offer about the same list of appetizers, soups, entrees, and desserts, the only difference being that the right side has two extra entrées not listed on the left. I suppose they had to fill the space with something.
Whoever took this trip taped in their “dining saloon check” specifying that they were to sit at table 21, seat 6. This was presumably designed to insure that only people who paid for meals would be served.