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  • Wooden Water Dam, Magnetawan, circa 1900
    Image       Black and white photograph of the first dam built on the Magnetawan River, which was built between 1885 -1886. There is water overflowing the damn and there's a foot bridge over the river. In the background there's a home.
    Image     Black and white photograph of the first dam built on the Magnetawan River, which was built between 1885 -1886. There is water overflowing the damn and there's a foot bridge ...
  • Closed Magnetawan Locks, circa 1920
    Image       On the back of the photograph, 'MAG LOCKS.,' is handwritten in pencil.
    Image     On the back of the photograph, 'MAG LOCKS.,' is handwritten in pencil.
  • Jim McAmmond Catching Fish Bare Handed, circa 1950
    Image       On the back of the photograph, "Jim & I cataching fish for our freezer, we don't need lines just pick them out. 1950's," is handwritten in pencil.
    Image     On the back of the photograph, "Jim & I cataching fish for our freezer, we don't need lines just pick them out. 1950's," is handwritten in pencil.
  • Flooded Cabin on Maple Island, 1922
    Image       On the back of the photograph, "flood at Maple Island 1922," is handwritten in blue ink.
    Image     On the back of the photograph, "flood at Maple Island 1922," is handwritten in blue ink.
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Wooden Burk's Falls Lock, circa 1900
    Image       Black and white photograph of an early wooden lock in Burk's Falls, on the Magnetawan River. There are open areas on the shore which features a few buildings. These buildings are likely farmhouses.
    Image     Black and white photograph of an early wooden lock in Burk's Falls, on the Magnetawan River. There are open areas on the shore which features a few buildings. These buildings ...
  • The Wanita at Dock, circa 1915
    Image       On the side of the boat '...ANITA' is written.
    Image     On the side of the boat '...ANITA' is written.
  • Knight Brother's Factory, 1907
    Image       Black and white photograph of the Knight Brother's Factory in Burk's Falls. This picture was taken from the opposite side of the river. The white cliff that can be seen below the factory is a build up of ice and snow. In the background are some of the buildings of ...
    Image     Black and white photograph of the Knight Brother's Factory in Burk's Falls. This picture was taken from the opposite side of the river. The white cliff that can be seen ...
  • The Mike on the Magnetawan, circa 1923
    Image       Black and white photograph of the tugboat Mike with smoke coming off the smokestack. The boat is in the middle of the river, likely the Magnetawan. There are forests on either side of the river.
    Image     Black and white photograph of the tugboat Mike with smoke coming off the smokestack. The boat is in the middle of the river, likely the Magnetawan. There are forests on ...
  • Wooden Dam at Burk's Falls, circa 1930
    Image       The caption at the bottom of the image reads 'This photo from the Warner collection shows Ernie Warner atop the wooden dam at Burk's Falls. The Wooden dam was replaced by a concrete dam completed in 1947.'
    Image     The caption at the bottom of the image reads 'This photo from the Warner collection shows Ernie Warner atop the wooden dam at Burk's Falls. The Wooden dam was replaced ...
  • West Street South, Magnetawan
    ImageText       West Street South East side, Lots 21, 22, 23, 24 Fran-Ru Frank and Ruth Fairbrother, hence the name "Fran-Ru", built this as a summer resort in 1946. There were a few cabins they rented out as well as the main lodge. Some say Mr. & Mrs. Walker built and sold ...
    ImageText     West Street South East side, Lots 21, 22, 23, 24 Fran-Ru Frank and Ruth Fairbrother, hence the name "Fran-Ru", built this as a summer resort in 1946. There were a ...
  • The Armour Pulling into the Boat Lock, circa 1905
    Image       Black and white photograph of the Armour steamship coming up to the locks in Magnetawan. In the background the village can be seen. The Armour is entering at the low end of the lock. Once inside it will be raised and then it will continue its trip.
    Image     Black and white photograph of the Armour steamship coming up to the locks in Magnetawan. In the background the village can be seen. The Armour is entering at the low ...
  • Magnetawan Lock, 1890
    Image       A black and white photograph of the top of the Magnetawan locks. The photo shows the lock full of water. In the background shows buildings along the water in the village.
    Image     A black and white photograph of the top of the Magnetawan locks. The photo shows the lock full of water. In the background shows buildings along the water in the ...
  • The Glenada with Passengers, Magnetawan River, circa 1930
    Image       'Glenada' is written, both, on the side of the boat and on the flag on the bow of the ship.
    Image     'Glenada' is written, both, on the side of the boat and on the flag on the bow of the ship.
  • View of the Village of Magnetawan, 1918
    Image       In the lower right corner of the photograph, "1918," is handwritten.
    Image     In the lower right corner of the photograph, "1918," is handwritten.
  • South River Near South River
    Image       Black and white photograph of the South River. Only one side of the river can be seen. There are many trees on the fair side of the river. There are also a few rock outcroppings.
    Image     Black and white photograph of the South River. Only one side of the river can be seen. There are many trees on the fair side of the river. There are ...
  • The Falls, South River, circa 1920
    Imagecomment       Black and white photo of the South River Waterfall coming down between walls of rock on either side. The Standard Chemical Company's smokestack can be seen in the background. Trees can be seen on the rocks on either side of the falls.
    Imagecomment     Black and white photo of the South River Waterfall coming down between walls of rock on either side. The Standard Chemical Company's smokestack can be seen in the background. Trees ...
  • Tourists in a canoe at McAmmonds Camp, circa 1930
    Imagemystery       On the back of the photograph, "Tourists at McAmmonds camp 1930's', handwritten in pencil.
    Imagemystery     On the back of the photograph, "Tourists at McAmmonds camp 1930's', handwritten in pencil.
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