Eastern Provincial Airways Vintage-style Swizzle Stick Set
Beginning in 1949, Eastern Provincial became an important connection for many small, remote communities in the Atlantic provinces of Canada. An initial focus on bush and air ambulance flying evolved into an emphasis on scheduled services with a DC-3, Curtiss C-46, and Lockheed 10 fleet, linking regional centers together, with onward connections to Montreal.
New Handley Page Herald turboprops joined the fleet in 1962, followed by the 737-200 from 1972. A strategic marketing and codeshare relationship started in the early 1980s with CP Air gave both airlines new business exchanged at Montreal and Toronto, and CP Air purchased Eastern Provincial outright in 1986.
An artistic interpretation of the airline's branding is laser-engraved onto an acrylic swizzle stick, and each swizzle stick measures approximately 5.6 inches in length, with a material thickness of 1/8 inch. The acrylic material used to manufacture these swizzles is suitable for use in beverages, but the sticks should be hand washed only, using regular dish soap, then hand dried.
This set of four swizzle sticks has been produced in four colors: Stratosphere Blue, Idlewild Green, Acapulco Gold, and Crystal Starry Sky. The choice of a mix of colors, or all four sticks in one color, is up to you! For good readability, the design is engraved as a reversed mirror image on one side of the swizzle stick material, so that it can be viewed with proper alignment on the opposite side.
While these have been created today as our interpretations of original vintage swizzle sticks, their mid-century look and feel make them a great addition to your airline or retro collectibles, or they can go to work as ideal enhancements to the beverages you're serving!