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The Village of Jackfish (~1889)
Description
Media Type
Image
Item Type
Photographs
Description
Photograph showing the village of Jackfish, Ontario, circa 1889. Jackfish began as a fishing village in the 1870's. In 1884, the CPR began using Jackfish as a landing for construction supplies. Along with the wharf (lower left), a 600 foot trestle coal dock was constructed. Coal was unloaded from the terminals located here, for the steam locomotives during their regular 'whistle stops'. The arrival of diesel locomotives in the 1940's signaled the end of this once busy village. Today, many visit Jackfish to see an example of a northern ghost town.

Date of Publication
1889
Subject(s)
Local identifier
M&DHS:11
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 48.78731 Longitude: -86.95855
Copyright Statement
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Contact
Marathon District Museum & Historical Society
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

25 Stevens Avenue

Marathon, Ontario

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The Village of Jackfish (~1889)


Photograph showing the village of Jackfish, Ontario, circa 1889. Jackfish began as a fishing village in the 1870's. In 1884, the CPR began using Jackfish as a landing for construction supplies. Along with the wharf (lower left), a 600 foot trestle coal dock was constructed. Coal was unloaded from the terminals located here, for the steam locomotives during their regular 'whistle stops'. The arrival of diesel locomotives in the 1940's signaled the end of this once busy village. Today, many visit Jackfish to see an example of a northern ghost town.