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  • Postcard of Galna Bridge with Two Children, circa 1920
    Image       At the bottom left corner 'Galna Bridge, Burks Falls, Ont.' scratched onto the photographic negative.
    Image     At the bottom left corner 'Galna Bridge, Burks Falls, Ont.' scratched onto the photographic negative.
  • 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 ...
  • 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 Boats of Burk's Falls
    Video       An elderly man from the Burk's Falls area is interviewed and gives a slide show of various boats that sailed in the area in the early twentieth century.
    Video     An elderly man from the Burk's Falls area is interviewed and gives a slide show of various boats that sailed in the area in the early twentieth century.
  • A Family Unloading their Canoes, circa 1920
    Image       A black and white photograph of a man, a woman and two children. The man and woman are bent over either side of a a motorboat which has been pulled up on to a dock. Next to the man and woman on the right is a canoe which has also ...
    Image     A black and white photograph of a man, a woman and two children. The man and woman are bent over either side of a a motorboat which has been pulled ...
  • Narrows Bridge on Eagle Lake, circa 1920
    Imagemystery       Black and white photograph of a metal railroad bridge crossing a bridge. The bridge's so low that boats cannot go under it. It's overcast and there's fog behind the bridge.
    Imagemystery     Black and white photograph of a metal railroad bridge crossing a bridge. The bridge's so low that boats cannot go under it. It's overcast and there's fog behind the bridge.
  • Eagle Lake Narrows Bridge on Construction, circa 1920
    Imagemystery       Black and white photograph of the Eagle Lake bridge under construction. There's a car in the middle of the bridge. The bridge's so low that boats cannot pass under it.
    Imagemystery     Black and white photograph of the Eagle Lake bridge under construction. There's a car in the middle of the bridge. The bridge's so low that boats cannot pass under it.
  • Water Going Over a Bridge Near the Waterfalls, South River, April 29th, 1908
    Imagecomment       "The Falls, South River. Apr. 29th/08"
    Imagecomment     "The Falls, South River. Apr. 29th/08"
  • Postcard of the Rapids in the Forest, South River, circa 1920
    Imagemysterycomment       "The Rapids, South River, Ont."
    Imagemysterycomment     "The Rapids, South River, Ont."
  • Boats in Winter Quarters, Burk's Falls, Ontario, circa 1917.
    Image       On the boat "ARMOUR." On the postcard "Boats in Winter Quarters, Burk's Falls, Ont."
    Image     On the boat "ARMOUR." On the postcard "Boats in Winter Quarters, Burk's Falls, Ont."
  • The Armour Steamer, Burk's Falls, circa 1908
    Image       In the upper left corner "STEAMER ARMOUR, BURK'S FALLS, ONT.' is written. On the side of the boat 'ARMOUR' is written.
    Image     In the upper left corner "STEAMER ARMOUR, BURK'S FALLS, ONT.' is written. On the side of the boat 'ARMOUR' is written.
  • Magnetawan Wharf, Burk's Falls, Ontario, circa 1925
    Imagemystery       In the upper right corner 'Magnetawan River, Burk's Falls, Ont.' in black.
    Imagemystery     In the upper right corner 'Magnetawan River, Burk's Falls, Ont.' in black.
  • The Dam Near the Knight Brother's Factory, Burk's Falls, circa 1940.
    Image       Black and white photograph of the Knight Brother's factory. This picture is taken from the opposite side of the river. A dock can be seen along the river. In the distance are numerous tree lined hills.
    Image     Black and white photograph of the Knight Brother's factory. This picture is taken from the opposite side of the river. A dock can be seen along the river. In the ...
  • The Wanita at Dock and Train Coming to Town, Burk's Falls, circa 1907
    Image       Black and white photograph of a train with smoke pluming out of the smokestack coming into Burk's Falls. On the right side is the wharf with people standing beside the Wanita on the Magnetawan.
    Image     Black and white photograph of a train with smoke pluming out of the smokestack coming into Burk's Falls. On the right side is the wharf with people standing beside the ...
  • 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 ...
  • Swing Bridge on the Magnetawan River, circa 1920
    Image       Along the bottom in the centre 'Swing Bridge on the Magnetawan River' is written in black.
    Image     Along the bottom in the centre 'Swing Bridge on the Magnetawan River' is written in black.
  • Lifeline to the Heartland
    Video       Video recording of Glen Reid playing "Lifeline to the Heartland". This recording also features a discussion of local steamboat and river heritage. Old photographs are examined and discussed, with many references to the Magnetawan river and Burk's Falls area.
    Video     Video recording of Glen Reid playing "Lifeline to the Heartland". This recording also features a discussion of local steamboat and river heritage. Old photographs are examined and discussed, with many ...
  • The Dam, Flume, and Galna Bridge Near Knight Lumber, circa 1931.
    Image       Black and white photograph of the flume near the Knight Brother's lumber factory. The flume would take logs from the river and take them towards the factory. The river is flowing from the damn. The river held up by the damn is the Magnetawan River. The bridge in the background ...
    Image     Black and white photograph of the flume near the Knight Brother's lumber factory. The flume would take logs from the river and take them towards the factory. The river is ...
  • 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.
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