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  • Peninsula Harbour and Port Munro : Lake Superior
    Peninsula Harbour and Port Munro : Lake Superior
    image       Map housed at the Brodie Resource Library
    image     Map housed at the Brodie Resource Library
    Thunder Bay Public Library
  • Rail Tie Sawmill - Peninsula Harbour
    Rail Tie Sawmill - Peninsula Harbour
    image  1945-53,     A sawmill worker would stand at the top of a jackladder and with his picaroon, pull off the larger logs and send them over to the saws. When they had reached their quota for the season, the sawmill was shut down until the next year. Apparently the paper mill was ...
    image  1945-53,   A sawmill worker would stand at the top of a jackladder and with his picaroon, pull off the larger logs and send them over to the saws. When they had ...
    Marathon District MuseumHistorical Society
  • Construction Camp - Peninsula
    Construction Camp - Peninsula
    image  1884,     The bustling town of Peninsula in 1884. This was the first landing used in the construction of the CPR. Peninsula was known as 'the wickedest city in America'. Supplies carried by steamers, such as the Butcher's Boy, were landed at Peninsula Harbour to accommodate an estimated 12,000 men and 5,000 ...
    image  1884,   The bustling town of Peninsula in 1884. This was the first landing used in the construction of the CPR. Peninsula was known as 'the wickedest city in America'. Supplies carried ...
    Marathon District MuseumHistorical Society
  • CPR Train Station - Peninsula (~1938)
    CPR Train Station - Peninsula (~1938)
    image  1938,     A view of Peninsula station, and tracks. Peninsula was once a popular location for painters and fishermen. Once booming, the CPR Peninsula was later reduced to the status of a siding. The ruins of the old hotel near the shore and another near the station survived for some years, but ...
    image  1938,   A view of Peninsula station, and tracks. Peninsula was once a popular location for painters and fishermen. Once booming, the CPR Peninsula was later reduced to the status of a ...
    Marathon District MuseumHistorical Society
  • CPR Station - Penninsula (~1934-45)
    CPR Station - Penninsula (~1934-45)
    image  1934-45,     Penninsula, Ontario, transportation, railway, railroad
    image  1934-45,   Penninsula, Ontario, transportation, railway, railroad
    Marathon District MuseumHistorical Society
  • Hemlo Gold Mines
    Hemlo Gold Mines
    image       Postcard of the Hemlo Gold Mines.
    image     Postcard of the Hemlo Gold Mines.
    Thunder Bay Public Library
  • The Everest Hotel in Marathon
    The Everest Hotel in Marathon
    imagemystery       A view of the Everest Hotel in Marathon.
    imagemystery     A view of the Everest Hotel in Marathon.
    Thunder Bay Public Library
  • Marathon Paper Mill
    Marathon Paper Mill
    imagemystery       A view of the Marathon Paper Mill with CN boxcars to the right of photo.
    imagemystery     A view of the Marathon Paper Mill with CN boxcars to the right of photo.
    Thunder Bay Public Library
  • Marathon
    Marathon
    imagemystery       A view of Marathon including the railroad tracks and the paper mill.
    imagemystery     A view of Marathon including the railroad tracks and the paper mill.
    Thunder Bay Public Library
  • Marathon
    Marathon
    imagemystery       A view of Marathon including the water tower.
    imagemystery     A view of Marathon including the water tower.
    Thunder Bay Public Library
  • Marathon
    Marathon
    imagemystery       A view of a street in Marathon.
    imagemystery     A view of a street in Marathon.
    Thunder Bay Public Library
  • Marathon School
    Marathon School
    imagemystery       A view of the school in Marathon.
    imagemystery     A view of the school in Marathon.
    Thunder Bay Public Library
  • imagemystery       A view of an apartment building in Marathon.
    imagemystery     A view of an apartment building in Marathon.
    Thunder Bay Public Library
  • New Age of locomotives - CPR (~1949)
    New Age of locomotives - CPR (~1949)
    image  1950,     December 5, 1949 created quite a stir for Marathonians, when the CPR showed off the new General Motors Diesel Ltd. locomotives that would shortly be replacing the old steam locomotives. That day, number 7001 stayed long enough for the residents to walk around and admire its beauty.
    image  1950,   December 5, 1949 created quite a stir for Marathonians, when the CPR showed off the new General Motors Diesel Ltd. locomotives that would shortly be replacing the old steam locomotives. ...
    Marathon District MuseumHistorical Society
  • Historic North Shore
    Historic North Shore
    image  1885,     CPR archives lists this photo simply as 'Historic North Shore: Lake Superior District, Ontario' It is speculated that the men in this photo could be returning from the west, where they fought in the Louis Riel Rebellion of 1885. That rail journey from Red Rock to Winnipeg was 24 hrs ...
    image  1885,   CPR archives lists this photo simply as 'Historic North Shore: Lake Superior District, Ontario' It is speculated that the men in this photo could be returning from the west, where ...
    Marathon District MuseumHistorical Society
  • Logging - Horse Drawn Sleigh
    Logging - Horse Drawn Sleigh
    image       Peninsula Harbour on the Pic River was a significant link in the construction of the railway. Peninsula was the base of operations for the most difficult and costly phase of the entire construction program. Railroad tie sawmills were an industry along the shore of the Pic River.
    image     Peninsula Harbour on the Pic River was a significant link in the construction of the railway. Peninsula was the base of operations for the most difficult and costly phase of ...
    Marathon District MuseumHistorical Society
  • Logging at Peninsula
    Logging at Peninsula
    image       Mechanization began to replace horsepower. Here a tractor is used to pile logs.
    image     Mechanization began to replace horsepower. Here a tractor is used to pile logs.
    Marathon District MuseumHistorical Society
  • Marathon
    Marathon
    image       A postcard of the town of Marathon. In the foreground is the Everest Hotel. The Everest Hotel dorms, located behind the train station, housed single men, mill and woodyard workers. The little square building behind the Everest was the taxi stand. In the background, is the CPR 'Canadian' passenger train, ...
    image     A postcard of the town of Marathon. In the foreground is the Everest Hotel. The Everest Hotel dorms, located behind the train station, housed single men, mill and woodyard workers. ...
    Marathon District MuseumHistorical Society
  • Marathon Train Station
    Marathon Train Station
    image       The Marathon Station opened for business June 3, 1946 before it was even completed. Until 1953 when the western section of the Trans Canada Highway was finally opened, the only way in or out of Marathon was by train.
    image     The Marathon Station opened for business June 3, 1946 before it was even completed. Until 1953 when the western section of the Trans Canada Highway was finally opened, the only ...
    Marathon District MuseumHistorical Society
  • Marathon Train Station
    Marathon Train Station
    image       Photo of Marathon Train StationIn April of 1944, work began on the mill site. The General Timber depot near the CPR tracks became construction headquarters. Temporary board and tar paper buildings sprang up to the east.
    image     Photo of Marathon Train StationIn April of 1944, work began on the mill site. The General Timber depot near the CPR tracks became construction headquarters. Temporary board and tar paper ...
    Marathon District MuseumHistorical Society
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