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Riverboats and the Magnetawan River.


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  • 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 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 Steamer Glenada at Dock, circa 1921
    Image       Black and white photograph of the Glenda at dock. This is likely the wharf at Burk's Falls. The ship has no people on it. There are no people on the dock. There is a village behind the boat on the opposite shore.
    Image     Black and white photograph of the Glenda at dock. This is likely the wharf at Burk's Falls. The ship has no people on it. There are no people on the ...
  • Heebner's Boat No. 2,  Lake Cecebe, circa 1929
    Imagecomment       Black and white photograph of a boat in the middle of the river, likely the Magnetawan. This looks like a fishing or pleasure boat.
    Imagecomment     Black and white photograph of a boat in the middle of the river, likely the Magnetawan. This looks like a fishing or pleasure boat.
  • Ahmic Harbour from Across the Bay, circa 1906
    Image       Black and white photograph of an unidentified boat passing the through the Ahmic Harbour. There are buildings of Ahmic on the shore on a hill.
    Image     Black and white photograph of an unidentified boat passing the through the Ahmic Harbour. There are buildings of Ahmic on the shore on a hill.
  • The Glenda on the water, circa 1908.
    Image       Black and white photograph of the Glenda out on the river. There are many people on the top deck. The river pictured is likely the Magnetawan. The boat is flying an unidentifiable flag.
    Image     Black and white photograph of the Glenda out on the river. There are many people on the top deck. The river pictured is likely the Magnetawan. The boat is flying ...
  • Tugboat on Forested River, circa 1915.
    Imagemystery       A black and white photograph of a tugboat on a forested river. There are no people visible in the picture. This may be the tugboat Mike on the Magnetawan.
    Imagemystery     A black and white photograph of a tugboat on a forested river. There are no people visible in the picture. This may be the tugboat Mike on the Magnetawan.
  • Ferry on the Magnetawan River, circa 1923.
    Imagemystery       Black and white photograph of a ferry, likely a car ferry, on the Magnetawan River. The shore where the photographer was standing can be seen in the bottom of the image. There is a town on a hill on the far side of the image. This town is likely Burk's ...
    Imagemystery     Black and white photograph of a ferry, likely a car ferry, on the Magnetawan River. The shore where the photographer was standing can be seen in the bottom of the ...
  • 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 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
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Riverboats and the Magnetawan River.