Silver Islet (~1910)


Description
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
A picnic on a summer's day at Silver Islet. Captain Frue's home 'Burry Wurry' is in the background. A record number of 4,000 picknickers and cottagers visited 'Silver Island' in a single day in 1910, when the paddle wheel steamer 'Forest City' transported passengers to the popular excursion site. After the silver mines closed, most of the miners cottages remained deserted until they were purchased by the Lake Coast Transportation Company. Lots and cottages were sold and the 'Forest City' brought cottagers and supplies to Silver Islet until the outbreak of the World War I.

From an uncatalogued post card. Contributed by private donor (no print copy).
Date of Original:
circa 1910
Subject(s):
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 48.321944 Longitude: -88.811388
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Thunder Bay Public Library
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Brodie Resource Library

216 South Brodie Street

Thunder Bay, ON

P7E 1C2

Silver Islet (~1910)
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Silver Islet (~1910)


A picnic on a summer's day at Silver Islet. Captain Frue's home 'Burry Wurry' is in the background. A record number of 4,000 picknickers and cottagers visited 'Silver Island' in a single day in 1910, when the paddle wheel steamer 'Forest City' transported passengers to the popular excursion site. After the silver mines closed, most of the miners cottages remained deserted until they were purchased by the Lake Coast Transportation Company. Lots and cottages were sold and the 'Forest City' brought cottagers and supplies to Silver Islet until the outbreak of the World War I.

From an uncatalogued post card. Contributed by private donor (no print copy).