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Steamer at Heron Bay (~1889)
Description
Media Type
Image
Item Type
Photographs
Description
In 1885, Heron Bay was known as Heron Bay Subdivision, and was primarily used to supply locomotives with fuel. The steamer would fit between the shore and CPR Island (Coal Island), north of the Pic River mouth. Here the first steam locomotive on the spur line would be unloaded. This locomotive was then used on the mainline between the big rivers, to haul supplies for the construction crews. Coal would eventually be delivered from the spur line to the coal docks along the main line.

Date of Original
1889
Subject(s)
Local identifier
M&DHS: 5b
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 48.6668 Longitude: -86.28321
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Contact
Marathon District Museum & Historical Society
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

25 Stevens Avenue

Marathon, Ontario

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Steamer at Heron Bay (~1889)


In 1885, Heron Bay was known as Heron Bay Subdivision, and was primarily used to supply locomotives with fuel. The steamer would fit between the shore and CPR Island (Coal Island), north of the Pic River mouth. Here the first steam locomotive on the spur line would be unloaded. This locomotive was then used on the mainline between the big rivers, to haul supplies for the construction crews. Coal would eventually be delivered from the spur line to the coal docks along the main line.