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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Houses on Richmond Street
    ImageText       Richmond Street This photo was taken about 1900 looking across the river to the south shore. The building on the extreme left is on the larger Island owned by Taylor Lumber Company. The building at the top of the hill is St. Paul's Lutheran Church 1885-1913. The white house is ...
    ImageText     Richmond Street This photo was taken about 1900 looking across the river to the south shore. The building on the extreme left is on the larger Island owned by Taylor ...
  • 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.
  • 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 ...
  • Sunday School Picinic on the Dunbar's Paddle Boat, circa 1900
    Image       Handwritten on the front of the photograph: "George Dunbar", "James Dunbar", "Dave Dunbar, "Otis Du", "Wile Dun" & "1890 To 1900 owener by James Dunbar." Handwritten on the back of the photograph: "Aunt Millicent went on picnic ate on boat - Sunday School Picnic 1900 - 1910." Written on the ...
    Image     Handwritten on the front of the photograph: "George Dunbar", "James Dunbar", "Dave Dunbar, "Otis Du", "Wile Dun" & "1890 To 1900 owener by James Dunbar." Handwritten on the back of ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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"
  • Edmund Kelly and Relatives, at a Bridge on the Magnetawan River, circa 1910
    Imagemystery       A black and white photograph of Edmund Kelly and possibly his relatives sitting in a boat. They are traveling down the Magnetawan River. The wooden bridge and piers possible indicates the picture was taken 1910.
    Imagemystery     A black and white photograph of Edmund Kelly and possibly his relatives sitting in a boat. They are traveling down the Magnetawan River. The wooden bridge and piers possible indicates ...
  • A Cottage at the Waters Edge, circa 1910
    Imagemystery       Black and white photograph of a cabin just off a body of water. There is a dock on the water and a canoe pulled up on the shore. The cabin is nestled in the forest. The cabin is a one floor wooden structure with an attic space or a loft. ...
    Imagemystery     Black and white photograph of a cabin just off a body of water. There is a dock on the water and a canoe pulled up on the shore. The cabin ...
  • 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.
  • Young Couple Sitting on a Dock, circa 1920
    Image       A black &andwhite photograph of a young couple sitting on a dock in their bathing suits. Behind the couple on the left side of the dock is a rock. In the distance a hill with a forest on it can be seen.
    Image     A black &andwhite photograph of a young couple sitting on a dock in their bathing suits. Behind the couple on the left side of the dock is a rock. In ...
  • Young Woman Driving a Motorboat, circa 1920
    Image       A black and white photograph of three people driving in a motorboat. The seating in the boat is divided into two rows. In the front row there is a woman driving the boat with a large steering wheel. In the back row is a man and a woman. On the ...
    Image     A black and white photograph of three people driving in a motorboat. The seating in the boat is divided into two rows. In the front row there is a woman ...
  • 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 ...
  • Using a Log Chute as a Portage, 1920
    Image       Black and white photograph of four people walking up a wooden log chute. Two people are carrying canoes over their heads. The person at the head of the line is a woman, behind her is a man holding a canoe over his head. The other people cannot be clearly seen. ...
    Image     Black and white photograph of four people walking up a wooden log chute. Two people are carrying canoes over their heads. The person at the head of the line is ...
  • Cedar Croft Fishermen's Race, circa 1920
    Image       Along the bottom if the image, 'CEDAR CROFT FISHERMEN'S RACE (An annual event that is closely contested each year),' was added by the manufacturer.
    Image     Along the bottom if the image, 'CEDAR CROFT FISHERMEN'S RACE (An annual event that is closely contested each year),' was added by the manufacturer.
  • 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.
  • Distress Bridge, Near Magnetawan, circa 1920
    Image       On the front of the photograph along the bottom, "DISTRESS BRIDGE, NEAR MAGNETAWAN, ONTARIO" is typed by the manufacturer of the postcard.
    Image     On the front of the photograph along the bottom, "DISTRESS BRIDGE, NEAR MAGNETAWAN, ONTARIO" is typed by the manufacturer of the postcard.
  • The Steamer 'Armour' at Young's Wharf, Ahmic Lake, Near Magnetawan, circa 1920
    Image       On the front of the photograph along th bottom, "STEAMER 'ARMOUR' AT YOUNG'S WHARF, AHMIC LAKE, NEAR MAGNETAWAN, ONTARIO," is typed by the manufacturer of the postcard.
    Image     On the front of the photograph along th bottom, "STEAMER 'ARMOUR' AT YOUNG'S WHARF, AHMIC LAKE, NEAR MAGNETAWAN, ONTARIO," is typed by the manufacturer of the postcard.
  • Lighthouse on Lake Cecebe
    Image       Written on the bottom of the page "Original Lighthouse". There's also an illegible postmark.
    Image     Written on the bottom of the page "Original Lighthouse". There's also an illegible postmark.
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