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Riverboats and the Magnetawan River.


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  • 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 Steamer Armour at Young's Wharf, circa 1930
    Image       In the upper right corner 'Steamer Armour at Young's Wharf, Ahmic Lake, near Magnetawan, Ontario' is written in black.
    Image     In the upper right corner 'Steamer Armour at Young's Wharf, Ahmic Lake, near Magnetawan, Ontario' is written in black.
  • 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 with its Deck Loaded with People, circa 1920
    Image       On the side of the boat 'ARMOUR' is painted.
    Image     On the side of the boat 'ARMOUR' is painted.
  • The Mike Pulling Two Scows of Tanbark Steams, circa 1920
    Image       Along the bottom 'The tug boat “Mike” owned by the Knight Brothers with two scows of tanbark steams up the Magnetawan' was added by Roger Simmons.
    Image     Along the bottom 'The tug boat “Mike” owned by the Knight Brothers with two scows of tanbark steams up the Magnetawan' was added by Roger Simmons.
  • 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 ...
  • Steamer Glenda at the Burk's Falls Wharf, circa 1920
    Image       Along the bottom in the centre 'STEAMER GLENADA AT THE BURK'S FALLS WHARF' is written in black.
    Image     Along the bottom in the centre 'STEAMER GLENADA AT THE BURK'S FALLS WHARF' is written in black.
  • Newspaper clipping about 'The Ark', circa 1910.
    ImageText       Black and white photograph of a newspaper article on 'The Ark.' The Ark was a cabin on a barge used by loggers. The Ark enabled loggers to stay out in the wilderness and keep putting logs into the river.
    ImageText     Black and white photograph of a newspaper article on 'The Ark.' The Ark was a cabin on a barge used by loggers. The Ark enabled loggers to stay out in ...
  • 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.
  • 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 Armour Passing Through Swing Bridge at Midlothian Road, circa 1919
    Imagemystery       Black and white photograph of the steamer Armour approaching the open swing bridge on Midlothian Road. There are many people of the top deck of the Armour. The swing bridge pivots on a pier so that it is perpendicular to the road.
    Imagemystery     Black and white photograph of the steamer Armour approaching the open swing bridge on Midlothian Road. There are many people of the top deck of the Armour. The swing bridge ...
  • The Armour Going Through the Swing Bridge, circa 1922
    Image       Black and white photograph of the steamer Armour approaching the swing bridge. The road leading up to the bridge can be seen in the foreground. There are people walking up to the bridge to cross it. There are also people watching the boat coming towards the bridge.
    Image     Black and white photograph of the steamer Armour approaching the swing bridge. The road leading up to the bridge can be seen in the foreground. There are people walking up ...
  • Four Men on Logs with the Tugboat Emulator, circa 1900
    Imagemystery       On the side of the boat "Em...tor" is painted in on the side of tug in white.
    Imagemystery     On the side of the boat "Em...tor" is painted in on the side of tug in white.
  • The Kamigamog Steamer, circa 1923
    Imagecomment       On the side of the boat "KAMIGAMOG" is painted.
    Imagecomment     On the side of the boat "KAMIGAMOG" is painted.
  • The Wanita at Marsden's Landing, circa 1904
    Image       On the side of the boat "WANITA" is painted.
    Image     On the side of the boat "WANITA" is painted.
  • The Armour at the Magnetawan Wharf, circa 1919
    Imagecomment       Black and white photograph of the village of Magnetawan Harbour. The steamer Armour is the boat in the harbour. On the right side are buildings along the river. In the background there is a truck going over a bridge.
    Imagecomment     Black and white photograph of the village of Magnetawan Harbour. The steamer Armour is the boat in the harbour. On the right side are buildings along the river. In the ...
  • 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.
  • 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 ...
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Riverboats and the Magnetawan River.