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Riverboats and the Magnetawan River.


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Ferry on the Magnetawan River, circa 1923. 
ImageMysteries:  2002  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 Falls.
Tugboat on Forested River, circa 1915. 
ImageMysteries:  2002  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.
Boats in Winter Quarters, Burk's Falls, Ontario, circa 1917. 
Image  2002  Black and white postcard of the Armour in the wharf at Burk's Falls during the winter. There is snow covering the dock, the boats, and the village. In the background of the image, behind the Armour, there is another unidentified boat. The village in the background is Burk's Falls. On the boat...
Three Men on the Steamboat Mike, circa 1919. 
Image  2002  Black and white photograph of three men on the tugboat Mike. They are on the river away from any dock. In the background there is a village on the hill. This town is likely Burk's Falls. The river in the photograph is likely the Magnetawan. The name of the boat "MIKE."
The Wanita Docking, circa 1905. 
Image  2002  Black and white photograph of two women waiting on a dock with two black dogs. The women are waiting for the Wanita riverboat to come into dock. On the boat there are people on the top deck of the boat. On the side of the boat there is man standing near a door. He is likely a deckhand who is...
The Mike Hauling Tanbark, Magnetawan River, circa 1917. 
Image  2002  Black and white photograph of the tugboat Mike hauling tanbark down the Magnetawan River. The tanbark can be just seen behind Mike on the right edge of the photograph. The photograph was taken from the shore from behind the trees.
The Glenda on the water, circa 1908. 
Image  2002  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.
The Wanita on the Magnetawan River, circa 1913 
Image  2002  Hand-drawn postcard of the Wanita traveling on the Magnetawan River. The shore of the river is filled with vegetation. There are plumes of smoke coming out of the smokestack of the boat. In the upper right corner 'ON THE MAGNETAWAN RIVER, BURKS FALLS, ON' is written in red
The Tugboat Mike at Dock, circa 1918 
Image  2002  Black and white photograph of the tugboat Mike at dock. The dock may be located in Burk's Falls on the Magnetawan. There are two men on the deck of the Mike. The water in the dock is low. The name of the boat was from the name of the tug's first captain. The name of the boat 'MIKE'
Painting of the Steamer Armour, circa 1915 
Image  2002  Colour photograph of a painting. The painting depicts the steamer Armour coming down the middle of the river with many people on the top deck. There is forest on the left side of the painting.
Building of the Steamship Armour, circa 1906
 
Image  2002  Black and white photograph of the construction of the steamship Armour. The hull is mostly built. The workers are posing on the half-finished ship for the photograph. This picture was taken in winter.
The Armour Entering the Locks,circa 1923. 
Image  2002  Black and white photograph of the Armour entering a lock near Magnetawan. The lock is made out of stone. A few people can be seen on the bow of the boat.
"The Fleet" at Burk's Falls Wharf, circa 1909
 
Image  2002  Black and white photographic postcard. The image is of the wharf in Burk's Falls in the winter. There are three vessels in the water, which are covered in snow. Behind the wharf is a tree lined hill with a few buildings. At the bottom in the centre 'Burk's Falls Wharf, "The Fleet," ' is...
The Armour Steamer, Burk's Falls, circa 1908
 
Image  2002  Black and white photographic postcard of the steamboat Armour. The vessel is leaving a village, which is most likely Burk's Falls. There are still a few buildings on the hill behind the boat. There are people on the upper deck of the boat. There is an opening on the side of the boat with a...
The Wanita at Dock, circa 1915
 
Image  2002  Black and white close-up photograph of the steamer Wanita at dock. On the side of the boat '...ANITA' is written.
The Wenonah with Wanita at the Burk's Falls Warf, circa 1899 
Image  2002  Black and white photograph of the Wenonah(right) passing the Wanita(left) on the Magnetawan River, near Burk's Falls. A barn can be seen on the shore. In the foreground logs can be seen in the river.
The Armour Coming into Dock, circa 1911 
Image  2002  Black and white photograph of the steamship Armour coming into the dock at Burk's Falls. There is a person coming out of a hole on the side of the Armour to tie the boat to the dock. On the opposite shore on the hills are houses and some forests.
Docked Wanita with People on Deck, circa 1914
 
Image  2002  Black and white photograph of the Wanita in the Burk's Falls Wharf. A group of people can be seen on the upper deck of the ship. In the background of the photograph buildings can be seen behind the vessel. On the side of the boat '...ANITA' is written.
The Armour in a Dry Dock, circa 1909 
 
Image  2002  Black and white photograph of the Armour in dry dock. There are no people in the photograph. There is an unknown building behind the ship.
Main Street of Ahmic Harbour, Ontario, circa 1906. 
 
Image  2002  Black and white photographic postcard of the main street of Ahmic Harbour. There are many stores along the street. People are standing by the stores and facing to the right of the image. At the far end of the street is what appears to be a herd of cattle. Across the street to the right is a...
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Riverboats and the Magnetawan River.