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  • CPR Station - Heron Bay (~1949)
    CPR Station - Heron Bay (~1949)
    Imagecomment       A train steams into the Heron Bay Station on a crisp winter day. This station burned down in 1953 and a new station was built across the road, near the present day McCuaig General Store. The second station was dismantled about 1991, following the discontinuation of VIA passenger service along ...
    Imagecomment     A train steams into the Heron Bay Station on a crisp winter day. This station burned down in 1953 and a new station was built across the road, near the ...
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  • The Village of Jackfish (~1889)
    The Village of Jackfish (~1889)
    Imagecomment       Photograph showing the village of Jackfish, Ontario, circa 1889. Jackfish began as a fishing village in the 1870's. In 1884, the CPR began using Jackfish as a landing for construction supplies. Along with the wharf (lower left), a 600 foot trestle coal dock was constructed. Coal was unloaded from the ...
    Imagecomment     Photograph showing the village of Jackfish, Ontario, circa 1889. Jackfish began as a fishing village in the 1870's. In 1884, the CPR began using Jackfish as a landing for construction ...
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  • Mink Tunnel
    Mink Tunnel
    Imagecomment       Located approximately 15 miles west of Marathon, this view is looking east towards the town. As faithful passengers on the Canadian, one of the highlights of each trip was going through the tunnels, especially in the daylight, when the interior passengers lights were turned off. For a few moments that ...
    Imagecomment     Located approximately 15 miles west of Marathon, this view is looking east towards the town. As faithful passengers on the Canadian, one of the highlights of each trip was going ...
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  • Trans Canada and CPR Bridge
    Trans Canada and CPR Bridge
    Imagecomment       This coloured postcard reveals the beauty surrounding the Big Pic River and Heron Bay on the shore of Lake Superior. Possible hazards of the road were dramatized one late October day when a 'Eulid' truck crashed through the guard rails to the bridge 10 ft. below. It was there that ...
    Imagecomment     This coloured postcard reveals the beauty surrounding the Big Pic River and Heron Bay on the shore of Lake Superior. Possible hazards of the road were dramatized one late October ...
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  • Marathon Train Station
    Marathon Train Station
    Imagecomment       With the end of World War II, the men returning from the war, the men who were released from POW camps, and Europeans wishing to stay in Canada, were all well received by the town of Marathon. In this photo is the CPR depot which was under construction. In the ...
    Imagecomment     With the end of World War II, the men returning from the war, the men who were released from POW camps, and Europeans wishing to stay in Canada, were all ...
    Marathon District Museum & Historical Society
  • Water Tower
    Water Tower
    Imagecomment       Originally, water for the town had to be drawn from the lake. It needed to be heavily chlorinated. Later water from an artesian well, behind the town was found to be clean, safe and provided a sufficient supply for all the town's needs. In 1957 a new 208,000 gallon water ...
    Imagecomment     Originally, water for the town had to be drawn from the lake. It needed to be heavily chlorinated. Later water from an artesian well, behind the town was found to ...
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  • Nipigon River Bridge
    Nipigon River Bridge
    Imagecomment       Not much is known about this particular photo. However, you can get an idea of what the ironwork installed on the CPR bridge, built later,over the Big Pic River near Heron Bay, Ontario would have looked like. Because of trouble caused by unstable banks, it took two years to complete ...
    Imagecomment     Not much is known about this particular photo. However, you can get an idea of what the ironwork installed on the CPR bridge, built later,over the Big Pic River near ...
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  • CNR Station - Stevens Ont.(~1947)
    CNR Station - Stevens Ont.(~1947)
    Imagecomment       Photo of the CNR Station at Stevens, Ontario on a brisk -42 degree Fahrenheit. A steam locomotive pulls into the depot for the Marathon paper mills of Canada. Other stops along the way included Hearst, Caramat, Hillsport and Hornepayne.
    Imagecomment     Photo of the CNR Station at Stevens, Ontario on a brisk -42 degree Fahrenheit. A steam locomotive pulls into the depot for the Marathon paper mills of Canada. Other stops ...
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