We found 44 matching items.
Contributor(s): Thunder Bay Public Library   Location(s): Silver Islet  
Silver Islet Mine Stamp Mill (~1900), 

Silver Islet Mine Stamp Mill (~1900),

image ~1900  Black and white photo of the wooden building identified as the Silver Islet mine building

Thunder Bay Public Library

Silver Islet (~1910) 

Silver Islet (~1910)

image circa 1910  A picnic on a summer's day at Silver Islet. Captain Frue's home 'Burry Wurry' is in the background. A record number of 4,000 picknickers and cottagers visited 'Silver Island' in a single day in 1910, when the paddle wheel steamer 'Forest City' transported passengers to the popular excursion site....

Thunder Bay Public Library

Silver Islet Cabins (~1900) 

Silver Islet Cabins (~1900)

image circa 1900  Miner's cabins at Silver Islet; 4.3' wide x 3.1' high b&w photo

Thunder Bay Public Library

Silver Islet Mine Hoist House (~1900) 

Silver Islet Mine Hoist House (~1900)

image   Picture of the head frame over main shaft and connecting stamp mill at Silver Islet on Lake Superior, Ontario.

Thunder Bay Public Library

Silver Islet 

Silver Islet

image   Black and white photograph of the building located on the mainland of Silver Islet.

Thunder Bay Public Library

Silver Islet Mine 

Silver Islet Mine

image   Black and white photograph of Silver Islet Mine, as seen from the mainland.

Thunder Bay Public Library

Silver Islet Mine 

Silver Islet Mine

image   Black and white photograph of Silver Islet Mine.

Thunder Bay Public Library

Silver Islet Home 

Silver Islet Home

image   Black and white photograph of a home located at Silver Islet which belonged to Captain Cross.

Thunder Bay Public Library

Silver Islet (1917) 

Silver Islet (1917)

image 1911 August,   A distant view of the Silver Islet mine and the various out-buildings on the Islet surrounded by Lake Superior. Photo is dated August, 1911, Port Arthur, Ontario.

Thunder Bay Public Library

Silver Islet Summer (~1902) 

Silver Islet Summer (~1902)

image ~1902,   Stunning black and white photo of the buildings on Silver Islet and their reflection in the water of Lake Superior. In 1868, silver was first discovered there and by 1871 more than 175 men were employed at the mine, located on a 90-square-foot rock island three-quarters of a mile offshore in...

Thunder Bay Public Library

Silver Islet Mine 

Silver Islet Mine

image ~1902,   Silver Islet Mine buildings

Thunder Bay Public Library

Silver Islet Mill 

Silver Islet Mill

imagemystery   Silver Islet Mill

Thunder Bay Public Library

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle And The Silver Islet Ghost 

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle And The Silver Islet Ghost

 Bill MacDonald, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle And The Silver Islet Ghost, "Sir Arthur Conan Doyle And The Silver Islet Ghost," Lake Superior Magazine, Nov 2011  Arthur Conan Doyle (Sir) ; Silver Islet ; Visit ; Ontario ; Psychic phenomena ; James Cawdor ; 1923

Thunder Bay Public Library

Church at Silver Islet 

Church at Silver Islet

imagemystery   Black and white photograph of the old Catholic Church located at Silver Islet. It had a widow's walk used for signaling from Catholic Church Point across Brunt Island to Silver Islet. The church fell into bad repair and was torn down and rebuilt as a home by the sellers'. The church was known as...

Thunder Bay Public Library

Silver Islet 

Silver Islet

imagemystery   Black and white photograph of Silver Islet, taken from "Irish castle", the high part of the cliff from the avenue. The spire of the old Catholic Church can be seen on the left. The building on the right is the stamp mill where ore was crushed. Also on the right is Suprise Lake, some 25ft. higher...

Thunder Bay Public Library

Silver Islet Store and Icehouse 

Silver Islet Store and Icehouse

imagemystery   Black and white photograph of Silver Islet. On the right is the store, which is still standing after 110 years, though not in operation due to government taxing. The ice house, located on the left, is now gone. In the far left background is the Cross estate.

Thunder Bay Public Library

Silver Islet Mine 

Silver Islet Mine

imagemystery   Black and white photograph of the Silver Islet Mine. The central building is mine shaft. Originally there were 13 buildings and many were used to accommodate the men during the spring break-up and winter freezing when it was safe to return to the mainland. Lake Superior storms have now destroyed...

Thunder Bay Public Library

Silver Islet (~1913) 

Silver Islet (~1913)

image   Black and white photograph of Silver Islet in approximately 1913. With the huge tents in the foreground, this is probably the Boy Scout Camp at Camp Bay. In the background is the President's 21 room house built in 1870. Unfortunately the home was burned to the ground and later Miss Cross purchased...

Thunder Bay Public Library

Silver Islet 

Silver Islet

imagemystery   Black and white photograph of Silver Islet, taken from Blunt Island. The store, which is still standing, though not in operation, is on the far left. The warehouse, long gone, is next on the left. On the far right are the carpenter and blacksmith shops operated by the Gilbert Brothers, Si & John...

Thunder Bay Public Library

Sea Lion - Silver Islet 

Sea Lion - Silver Islet

image   Black and white photograph showcasing the rock formation named the Sea Lion located on Silver Islet in Sleeping Giant Provincial Park.

Thunder Bay Public Library

"Islet Prince" going to Silver Islet 

"Islet Prince" going to Silver Islet

image   The "Islet Prince" heading for Silver Islet.

Thunder Bay Public Library

At Silver Islet: Tales Told In A Tea Room 

At Silver Islet: Tales Told In A Tea Room

 Bill MacDonald, At Silver Islet: Tales Told In A Tea Room, "At Silver Islet: Tales Told In A Tea Room," Lake Superior Magazine, Nov 2010  Silver Islet General Store ; Silver Islet ; Sibley Peninsula ; Alexander Sibley (Mjr.) ; William B. Frue (Capt.) ; James Wilmington Cross ; History ; Lake Superior ; Photo

Thunder Bay Public Library

Silver Islet Mine 

Silver Islet Mine

imagemystery   A view of the buildings remaining from the Silver Islet mine.

Thunder Bay Public Library

Silver Islet Mine 

Silver Islet Mine

imagemystery   A view of the buildings remaining from the Silver Islet mine.

Thunder Bay Public Library

The dock at Silver Islet - May 1930 

The dock at Silver Islet - May 1930

image May 1930,   Black & white photo of the dock at Silver Islet - May 1930.

Thunder Bay Public Library

Dock at Silver Islet 

Dock at Silver Islet

image May 1938,   Black and white photo of dock at Silver Islet - May 1938

Thunder Bay Public Library

Nested in Silver Islet 

Nested in Silver Islet

 "Nested in Silver Islet," Lake Superior Magazine, Aug 2002  Sibley Peninsula ; Lake Superior ; Bill Snell ; Cam Snell ; Photo

Thunder Bay Public Library

Silver Islet from a distance 

Silver Islet from a distance

imagemystery   Black and white photo of Silver Islet from a distance. Photographer is F. Tonge, Caswell & Davy, corner of Superior Street and first Ave., West, Duluth Minnesota.

Thunder Bay Public Library

Ship - "Islet Prince" going to Silver Islet 

Ship - "Islet Prince" going to Silver Islet

image   Black and white photo of the Ship - "Islet Prince" going to Silver Islet.

Thunder Bay Public Library

Silver Island Mine 

Silver Island Mine

image Circa 1880,   Black and white photograph depicting the mining building located at Silver Island (Silver Islet) Mine in the 1880's.

Thunder Bay Public Library

Silver Islet (1938) 

Silver Islet (1938)

image 1938,   Black and white photograph of Silver Islet, taken in 1938 by Margaret Oldenberg.

Thunder Bay Public Library

Silver Islet 

Silver Islet

imagemystery   Black and white photograph of the early Silver Islet mining operation.

Thunder Bay Public Library

Passenger ship Waubic 

Passenger ship Waubic

imagemystery   S. S. Waubic at Silver Islet, Ontario.

Thunder Bay Public Library

Silver Islet 

Silver Islet

imagemystery   Black and white photo of Silver Islet with large ship beside it.

Thunder Bay Public Library

S.S. Waubic at Silver Islet 

S.S. Waubic at Silver Islet

imagemystery   S.S. Waubic at Silver Islet.

Thunder Bay Public Library

S.S. Waubic at Silver Islet 

S.S. Waubic at Silver Islet

imagemystery   S.S. Waubic at Silver Islet.

Thunder Bay Public Library

Men at Entrance of Main Shaft - Silver Islet (~1872) 

Men at Entrance of Main Shaft - Silver Islet (~1872)

image ~1872,   Group of unknown men gathered in front of a wooden building at the entrance to the main mining shaft at Silver Islet.

Thunder Bay Public Library

Buildings at Silver Islet mine 

Buildings at Silver Islet mine

imagemystery   A view of the buildings at Silver Islet mine.

Thunder Bay Public Library

Silver Islet - Bible Class, 1896 

Silver Islet - Bible Class, 1896

image 1896,   A group photograph of a Bible class on Silver Islet.

Thunder Bay Public Library

James Wilmington Cross at Silver Islet 

James Wilmington Cross at Silver Islet

image ~1910,   James Wilmington Cross shown at right with unidentified man. Cross became a caretaker to the abandoned houses at Silver Islet when the mine failed. Silver Islet became a popular site for tourist excursions.

Thunder Bay Public Library

Web Tools
Search within these results
Media Types
  • Audio (0)
  • Collection (0)
  • Genealogical Resource (0)
  • Image (41)
  • Newspaper (0)
  • Object (0)
  • Text (0)
  • Video (0)
  • Website (0)
Contributors
Locations
Groups/Collections
Item types
Features