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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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Flume with Many Leaks at Knight's Plant, circa 1915
    Image       Black and white photograph of the flume near the Knight Brother's factory. The flume is full of leaks. There is a building on top of the flume.
    Image     Black and white photograph of the flume near the Knight Brother's factory. The flume is full of leaks. There is a building on top of the flume.
  • The Foot Bridge and Dam, Burk's Falls, circa 1978
    Image       Colour photograph of a walking path going over the dam in Burk's Falls. The river being held up by the dam is the Magnetawan.
    Image     Colour photograph of a walking path going over the dam in Burk's Falls. The river being held up by the dam is the Magnetawan.
  • Dam with Many Leaks, Burk's Falls, circa 1921
    Image       Black and white photograph of the flume near the Knight Brother's factory. The flume is full of leaks. There is a building on top of the flume. The flume was a part of the Knight Brother's factory.
    Image     Black and white photograph of the flume near the Knight Brother's factory. The flume is full of leaks. There is a building on top of the flume. The flume was ...
  • 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 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 ...
  • Another Scene Near Iverson's, South River, circa 1940
    Imagemystery       "Scene Near Iverson's South River, Ontario"
    Imagemystery     "Scene Near Iverson's South River, Ontario"
  • The Falls, South River, circa 1940
    Imagecomment       This is a black and white photograph of the Falls, on the South River. The falls are in the foreground, and part of a dam can be seen to the right of the photo. To the left of the photo is two flumes, used to carry water to a powerhouse. ...
    Imagecomment     This is a black and white photograph of the Falls, on the South River. The falls are in the foreground, and part of a dam can be seen to the ...
  • Burk's Falls Ont. West Side of Town
    Image       Colour illustrated postcard of the village of Burk's Falls from the west side of town. In the foreground there's a factory with lumber in its yard, possibly the Knight Brother's Factory. Behind the factory is the Magnetawan River. Across the river are houses. On the back of the postcard is ...
    Image     Colour illustrated postcard of the village of Burk's Falls from the west side of town. In the foreground there's a factory with lumber in its yard, possibly the Knight Brother's ...
  • Magnetawan River and Steamboat Line Purser's Ticket, 1928
    Text       A ticket from the Magnetawan Rivers Lakes Steamboat Lines. This ticket was most likely for the Armour. The ticket was meant to be punched to determine the date, the fare and the destination. The ticket is divided into four columns. The first column on the left is for the fare. ...
    Text     A ticket from the Magnetawan Rivers Lakes Steamboat Lines. This ticket was most likely for the Armour. The ticket was meant to be punched to determine the date, the fare ...
  • 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.
  • 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 Magnetawan Locks, circa 1906
    Image       At the bottom in the centre 'The Locks, Magnetawan Ont.' is written in black.
    Image     At the bottom in the centre 'The Locks, Magnetawan Ont.' is written in black.
  • 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 ...
  • 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 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 ...
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