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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 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 Steamer Armour, on Lake Cecebe at the Midlothian Wharf, circa 1920
    Imagecomment       In the centre at the bottom of the image 'Lake Cecebe - Steamer Armour on Midlothian Wharf' is written in red.
    Imagecomment     In the centre at the bottom of the image 'Lake Cecebe - Steamer Armour on Midlothian Wharf' is written in red.
  • 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 ...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 ...
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Riverboats and the Magnetawan River.