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From Prince Albert to P.E. Island

From Prince Albert to P.E. Island is a sketch by L.M. Montgomery detailing her trip, by train and ship, that she undertook at the age of sixteen from Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, to Prince Edward Island. It was published in the Charlottetown Daily Patriot in late October 1891 and was recently reprinted in A Name for Herself: Selected Writings, 1891–1917.

Literary Allusions

Pagination is from A Name for Herself: Selected Writings, 1891–1917.

20   “like tall thin priests of storm”   From “In October,” a poem by Archibald Lampman.

22   “In all her length … sentinel enchanted land”   From The Lady of the Lake, a poem by Walter Scott.

22   “Springs into life … the fire of Jove”   From “The Lighthouse,” a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

23   at Queenston Heights and Lundy Lane   Properly, “At Queenston Heights and Lundy’s Lane,” the opening line in “The Maple Leaf Forever,” a song by Alexander Muir.

26   “This is my own, my native land”   From “The Lay of the Last Minstrel,” a poem by Sir Walter Scott.


“From Prince Albert to P.E. Island.” Daily Patriot (Charlottetown), 31 October 1891, 1–2.

Also in The Years Before “Anne,” by Francis W.P. Bolger, 52–59. N.p.: The Prince Edward Island Heritage Foundation, 1974.

Also in A Name for Herself: Selected Writings, 1891–1917, 17–26.