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  • Lord Tweedsmuir's visit to Port Arthur
    Lord Tweedsmuir's visit to Port Arthur
    image       Lord Tweedsmuir's visit to Port Arthur, Ontario.
    image     Lord Tweedsmuir's visit to Port Arthur, Ontario.
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  • 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. After ...
    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 ...
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  • Diamond Jubilee Parade (1952)
    Diamond Jubilee Parade (1952)
    image  1952     Black and white photograph of the 1952 Fort William Diamond Jubilee Parade. On July 18, 1952, Mayor Hubert Badanai declared a civic holiday for the citizens of Fort William to celebrate the city's 60th Anniversary. The parade began at 2pm that day and ended at McKellar Park.
    image  1952   Black and white photograph of the 1952 Fort William Diamond Jubilee Parade. On July 18, 1952, Mayor Hubert Badanai declared a civic holiday for the citizens of Fort William to ...
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  • Derrick car on Ore Trestle
    Derrick car on Ore Trestle
    image  27 Feb 1945     Photo of a Hamilton Bridge Derrick placing the first girder of the second 78 foot span.
    image  27 Feb 1945   Photo of a Hamilton Bridge Derrick placing the first girder of the second 78 foot span.
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  • Derrick Car on Iron Ore Trestle
    Derrick Car on Iron Ore Trestle
    image  Feb. 20th 1945     Hamilton Bridge derrick car using a gib boom to erect posts. This traveling crane was also known as a double boom derrick.
    image  Feb. 20th 1945   Hamilton Bridge derrick car using a gib boom to erect posts. This traveling crane was also known as a double boom derrick.
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  • D.B. McDonald and Co.
    D.B. McDonald and Co.
    image       Black and white photo of D.B.McDonald's campsite set up by workers during a Canadian Pacific Railway contract. Portions of the railway line construction were contracted out to various construction companies.
    image     Black and white photo of D.B.McDonald's campsite set up by workers during a Canadian Pacific Railway contract. Portions of the railway line construction were contracted out to various construction companies.
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  • CNR Staff - Ore Dock Construction
    CNR Staff - Ore Dock Construction
    image  April 9th 1945     Black and white photo of C.N.R. staff members. From left to right: the chief - D.B. McKillop ,W.B. Moore, BB foreman, steel bridge foreman - E.Naslin and inspector - Syd Harper.
    image  April 9th 1945   Black and white photo of C.N.R. staff members. From left to right: the chief - D.B. McKillop ,W.B. Moore, BB foreman, steel bridge foreman - E.Naslin and inspector - Syd ...
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  • CNR Rail Ore Cars
    CNR Rail Ore Cars
    image  June 3rd 1945     Black and white photo of ore cars that would weigh an average of 50 tons. Note that the locomotive is pushing, rather than pulling the boxcars.
    image  June 3rd 1945   Black and white photo of ore cars that would weigh an average of 50 tons. Note that the locomotive is pushing, rather than pulling the boxcars.
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  • CNR Workers - iron ore trestle
    CNR Workers - iron ore trestle
    image  ~1944     Some of the 165 men who build the massive trestle:, (back row, l to r)Sosnowski, Yawreski, Hapiah, Mucha,, Pakaluk ;(front row, l to r)Sebesta, McDougall. No first names were listed on the back of the photo.
    image  ~1944   Some of the 165 men who build the massive trestle:, (back row, l to r)Sosnowski, Yawreski, Hapiah, Mucha,, Pakaluk ;(front row, l to r)Sebesta, McDougall. No first names were listed ...
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  • Close-up of the Railway Track on the Trestle (~1945)
    Close-up of the Railway Track on the Trestle (~1945)
    image  ~1945     Black and white photo of a man standing on the railway tracks on the CN trestle in Port Arthur.
    image  ~1945   Black and white photo of a man standing on the railway tracks on the CN trestle in Port Arthur.
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  • CNR Ore Cars (July 17,1945)
    CNR Ore Cars (July 17,1945)
    image  July 17th 1945     Thunder Bay, Ontario, CNR, ore docks, boxcars
    image  July 17th 1945   Thunder Bay, Ontario, CNR, ore docks, boxcars
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  • Port Arthur Ore Dock Construction
    Port Arthur Ore Dock Construction
    image  June 11th 1945     Photo showing length and height of trestle compared to boxcars below, at right. The trestle and approach to the ore docks are nearing completion.
    image  June 11th 1945   Photo showing length and height of trestle compared to boxcars below, at right. The trestle and approach to the ore docks are nearing completion.
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  • C.N.R. Trestle Under Construction
    C.N.R. Trestle Under Construction
    image  Oct. 15th 1944     The trestle begins to take shape as the wooden bents are set in place.
    image  Oct. 15th 1944   The trestle begins to take shape as the wooden bents are set in place.
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  • Aerial View of the Port Arthur Ore Dock Construction (1944)
    Aerial View of the Port Arthur Ore Dock Construction (1944)
    image  July 28 1944     Black and white aerial photo (#1) taken of the Canadian National ore dock at Port Arthur. Photograph shows wooden pilings on the shore and in the water.
    image  July 28 1944   Black and white aerial photo (#1) taken of the Canadian National ore dock at Port Arthur. Photograph shows wooden pilings on the shore and in the water.
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  • Aerial View of Ore Dock Construction (Oct 1 1944)
    Aerial View of Ore Dock Construction (Oct 1 1944)
    image  Oct.1st 1944     Black and white photo showing a large crane used in the, construction of the C.N.R. iron ore dock.
    image  Oct.1st 1944   Black and white photo showing a large crane used in the, construction of the C.N.R. iron ore dock.
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  • Aerial View of Cement Foundation for Ore Dock (Oct 1 1944)
    Aerial View of Cement Foundation for Ore Dock (Oct 1 1944)
    image  October 1st 1944     Photo showing some of the cement foundation structures of the trestle. There was to be over 28,000 yards of concrete poured to complete the trestle.
    image  October 1st 1944   Photo showing some of the cement foundation structures of the trestle. There was to be over 28,000 yards of concrete poured to complete the trestle.
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  • Grain Elevators on the Kam River (~1903)
    Grain Elevators on the Kam River (~1903)
    image  circa 1903     CPR elevators B and C in early Fort William, around 1903. Elevator B was designed and built in 1889 by W.J. Ross, and Elevator C was built in 1890 by J.A. Jameson., Elevators B and C were quickly built to accommodate the sudden inundation of grain from the West. The ...
    image  circa 1903   CPR elevators B and C in early Fort William, around 1903. Elevator B was designed and built in 1889 by W.J. Ross, and Elevator C was built in 1890 by ...
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  • Port Arthur Ore Dock (1945)
    Port Arthur Ore Dock (1945)
    image  1945     Looking east to ore dock from the west end of the trestle., This photo was taken before the first steel girder was laid. (January 29, 1945)
    image  1945   Looking east to ore dock from the west end of the trestle., This photo was taken before the first steel girder was laid. (January 29, 1945)
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  • Port Arthur Ore Dock - Track Laying Equipment(Oct.26th 1944)
    Port Arthur Ore Dock - Track Laying Equipment(Oct.26th 1944)
    image  Oct. 16th 1944     Track laying equipment begins to lay down track on the CN ore trestle.
    image  Oct. 16th 1944   Track laying equipment begins to lay down track on the CN ore trestle.
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  • Port Arthur Ore Dock (1945)
    Port Arthur Ore Dock (1945)
    image  1945     Looking West from top of the 'ore dock proper'., (February 27, 1945)
    image  1945   Looking West from top of the 'ore dock proper'., (February 27, 1945)
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