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Riverboats and the Magnetawan River.


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  • Hunters Arriving in Burk's Falls, Newspaper Clipping
    Imagemystery       Black and white photograph of hunters getting off the train in Burk's Falls and walking to the wharf so they can get boats to their winter hunting camps.
    Imagemystery     Black and white photograph of hunters getting off the train in Burk's Falls and walking to the wharf so they can get boats to their winter hunting camps.
  • The Steamer Wanita Returning Upstream, circa 1920
    Image       On the side of the boat 'Wanit..' is painted. The caption at the bottom of the picture is 'The steamer Wanita running upstream. This picture is just approaching the stream by McIndoo Falls, on the Magnetawan River.'
    Image     On the side of the boat 'Wanit..' is painted. The caption at the bottom of the picture is 'The steamer Wanita running upstream. This picture is just approaching the stream ...
  • The Armour, view from the Stern, circa 1940
    Image       Along the bottom of the image 'A rare shot of the steamer Armour, from the stern' was added by Roger Simmons.
    Image     Along the bottom of the image 'A rare shot of the steamer Armour, from the stern' was added by Roger Simmons.
  • The Armour Going Down the Magnetawan River, circa 1920
    Image       Black and white photograph of the Armour traveling down the Magnetawan River. There are many people can be seen on the top deck of the vessel. The picture was taken from the shore, causing the Armour to be framed by trees.
    Image     Black and white photograph of the Armour traveling down the Magnetawan River. There are many people can be seen on the top deck of the vessel. The picture was taken ...
  • The Armour Going Through a Lock, Magnetawan, circa 1930
    Image       Black and white photograph of the Armour steamship going through a lock in Magnetawan. There is a man on the lock watching the vessel going through. There are buildings on in the background on the opposite shore.
    Image     Black and white photograph of the Armour steamship going through a lock in Magnetawan. There is a man on the lock watching the vessel going through. There are buildings on ...
  • Train Leaving Burk's Falls with a Boat in Dock, circa 1930
    Image       Along the bottom 'This photo of the Burk's Falls wharf would have been taken in the early 30's' was added by Roger Simmons.
    Image     Along the bottom 'This photo of the Burk's Falls wharf would have been taken in the early 30's' was added by Roger Simmons.
  • The Steamer Armour Near Echo Rock, Lake Cecebe, circa 1920
    Image       Along the bottom in the centre 'THE STEAMER ARMOUR NEAR ECHO ROCK ON LAKE CECEBE' in black.
    Image     Along the bottom in the centre 'THE STEAMER ARMOUR NEAR ECHO ROCK ON LAKE CECEBE' in black.
  • Geddes' Wharf, Lake Cecebe, Burk's Falls, circa 1920
    Image       In the upper left corner 'Lake Cecebe Lake Goldes Wharf, Burk's Falls Ont.' is written in red.
    Image     In the upper left corner 'Lake Cecebe Lake Goldes Wharf, Burk's Falls Ont.' is written in red.
  • The Steamers Wanita and Wenonah at Dock, circa 1900
    Image       In the upper right corner 'Steamers Wanita and Wenonah on the Burk's Falls Wharf early 1900s' is written in red.
    Image     In the upper right corner 'Steamers Wanita and Wenonah on the Burk's Falls Wharf early 1900s' is written in red.
  • Postcard of Train Coming into Burk's Falls with The Wanita at the Dock, circa 1920
    Image       In the upper right corner 'WHARF, BURKS FALLS, ONT.' is written in red.
    Image     In the upper right corner 'WHARF, BURKS FALLS, ONT.' is written in red.
  • Group Photograph on the Armour, 1923
    Image       Black and white group photograph of a group of adults and children on the deck of the Steamer Armour. Only the group can be seen nothing of the boat or the environment around the boat can be seen in the photograph.
    Image     Black and white group photograph of a group of adults and children on the deck of the Steamer Armour. Only the group can be seen nothing of the boat or ...
  • Hunters Arriving at the Burk's Falls Wharf, 1909
    Image       Black and white photograph of hunters getting off the train in Burk's Falls and walking to the wharf so they can get boats to their winter hunting camps.
    Image     Black and white photograph of hunters getting off the train in Burk's Falls and walking to the wharf so they can get boats to their winter hunting camps.
  • Train Leaving Burk's Falls, circa 1925
    Image       At the bottom in the centre 'Burks Falls Wharf' is written in red.
    Image     At the bottom in the centre 'Burks Falls Wharf' is written in red.
  • Logs being put in the River, circa 1930
    Image       Black and white photograph of a group lumberjacks standing on a log boom on the river. These men are waiting for a tugboat to pick up the log boom. On the left of the photo there is a cabin on a barge where the loggers live while they are working.
    Image     Black and white photograph of a group lumberjacks standing on a log boom on the river. These men are waiting for a tugboat to pick up the log boom. On ...
  • The Magnetawan Locks, circa 1906
    Image       At the bottom in the centre 'The Locks, Magnetawan Ont.' is written in black.
    Image     At the bottom in the centre 'The Locks, Magnetawan Ont.' is written in black.
  • Magnetawan Wharf in Winter, circa 1923
    Image       Black and white photograph of the Magnetawan Wharf covered in snow during the winter. There is an unidentified boat in the water. There a stack of lumber along an under used road going into the wharf. This lumber may be railway ties.
    Image     Black and white photograph of the Magnetawan Wharf covered in snow during the winter. There is an unidentified boat in the water. There a stack of lumber along an under ...
  • The Armour and the Tugboat Theresa in Magnetawan Wharf, circa 1907
    Image       Black and white photograph of the steamer Armour at dock in Burk's Falls. The smaller vessel in the picture is the tugboat Theresa. There are some logs washed up on the shore. Two buildings can be seen near the dock.
    Image     Black and white photograph of the steamer Armour at dock in Burk's Falls. The smaller vessel in the picture is the tugboat Theresa. There are some logs washed up on ...
  • People on Dock, Greeting The Wanita, circa 1904
    Image       Black and white photograph of the steamer Wanita coming into a dock in the wilderness. There is a group of people waiting on the dock. There are a few people standing on the deck of the Wanita.
    Image     Black and white photograph of the steamer Wanita coming into a dock in the wilderness. There is a group of people waiting on the dock. There are a few people ...
  • Steamer Wanita at Uneda Rest, Ahmic Lake, Ontario, circa 1910
    Image       Colour postcard of the steamer Wanita on Ahmic Lake. The Wanita is in front of the a cabin called Uneda Rest. On the shore features a vast forest.
    Image     Colour postcard of the steamer Wanita on Ahmic Lake. The Wanita is in front of the a cabin called Uneda Rest. On the shore features a vast forest.
  • The Wanita at Dock and Train Coming to Town, Burk's Falls, circa 1907
    Image       Black and white photograph of a train with smoke pluming out of the smokestack coming into Burk's Falls. On the right side is the wharf with people standing beside the Wanita on the Magnetawan.
    Image     Black and white photograph of a train with smoke pluming out of the smokestack coming into Burk's Falls. On the right side is the wharf with people standing beside the ...
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Riverboats and the Magnetawan River.