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  • Dredging on the Mission River (1905)
    Image       View of a dredge in operation on the Mission River (a branch of the Kaministiquia River), Fort William, Ontario, ca 1905.
    Image     View of a dredge in operation on the Mission River (a branch of the Kaministiquia River), Fort William, Ontario, ca 1905.
  • Ploughing the Street (1907)
    Image       View of the 220 block of Arthur Street, Port Arthur, Ontario. Shows the use of the town's new 18-ton steam roller and a plough. Ploughing the streets helped to break up the ruts and smooth out the road. Stores: A. Helper , Furrier, Jackson & Co, Real Estate, Olympia Parlor ...
    Image     View of the 220 block of Arthur Street, Port Arthur, Ontario. Shows the use of the town's new 18-ton steam roller and a plough. Ploughing the streets helped to break ...
  • Canadian Northern Railway Turntable (1905)
    Imagecomment       View of a Canadian Northern Railway locomotive on a turntable at the company's roundhouse at Port Arthur, Ontario, ca 1905. The engine is no. 442.
    Imagecomment     View of a Canadian Northern Railway locomotive on a turntable at the company's roundhouse at Port Arthur, Ontario, ca 1905. The engine is no. 442.
  • SS A.G. Lindsay (1900)
    Image       View of the wooden freighter, SS A.G. Lindsay, unloading rails while docked at Port Arthur, Ontario.
    Image     View of the wooden freighter, SS A.G. Lindsay, unloading rails while docked at Port Arthur, Ontario.
  • Disaster at Current River Park (May 27, 1908)
    Image       Photo showing the Current River Disaster. Heavy rains and flooding caused the tracks to be washed out, resulting in the derailment of a CPR freight train at Current River Park.
    Image     Photo showing the Current River Disaster. Heavy rains and flooding caused the tracks to be washed out, resulting in the derailment of a CPR freight train at Current River Park.
  • Unidentified woman (1904)
    Image       Portrait of an unidentified young woman, July 25, 1904. Back of photo reads 'Lempy Saulota or Mrs. Esse'.
    Image     Portrait of an unidentified young woman, July 25, 1904. Back of photo reads 'Lempy Saulota or Mrs. Esse'.
  • James Murphy ( 1863-1928)
    Image       James Murphy began his career at the head of the lakes in 1883, working as a coal handling contractor for the Dominion Coal Company. By 1903 he had started his own coal handling company, which became the largest in Western Canada. James Murphy was elected to Fort William city council ...
    Image     James Murphy began his career at the head of the lakes in 1883, working as a coal handling contractor for the Dominion Coal Company. By 1903 he had started his ...
  • Curling (~1900)
    Image       A photo of a group of people, adults and children enjoying a winter's game of curling outside near Canadian Pacific Elevator B. located in Fort William, Ontario. 4.3' wide x 3.1' high b&w photo
    Image     A photo of a group of people, adults and children enjoying a winter's game of curling outside near Canadian Pacific Elevator B. located in Fort William, Ontario. 4.3' wide x ...
  • McKellar General Hospital (~1906)
    Image       A photograph showing how the McKellar Hospital looked in 1906. A temporary annex had been added to house patients during the typhoid epidemic of 1906. The annex was built, mostly by volunteer labour, and ready in seven days., The cornerstone for the John McKellar Memorial Hospital was laid on Oct. ...
    Image     A photograph showing how the McKellar Hospital looked in 1906. A temporary annex had been added to house patients during the typhoid epidemic of 1906. The annex was built, mostly ...
  • Grain Elevators on the Kam River (~1903)
    Image       CPR elevators B and C in early Fort William, around 1903. Elevator B was designed and built in 1889 by W.J. Ross, and Elevator C was built in 1890 by J.A. Jameson., Elevators B and C were quickly built to accommodate the sudden inundation of grain from the West. The ...
    Image     CPR elevators B and C in early Fort William, around 1903. Elevator B was designed and built in 1889 by W.J. Ross, and Elevator C was built in 1890 by ...
  • Electric Street Railway, Port Arthur (~1892)
    Image       A closeup photo of one of the first electric streetcars showing the open sides, roof, and the wooden benches. Most photographs show enclosed cars., Electric street cars first began running in Port Arthur on March 7, 1892. There was a sense of great achievement and pride in establishing Canada's first ...
    Image     A closeup photo of one of the first electric streetcars showing the open sides, roof, and the wooden benches. Most photographs show enclosed cars., Electric street cars first began running ...
  • Port Arthur Post Office (~1892)
    Imagecomment       Port Arthur's first permanent post office, built in 1892. It was located at the corner of Court Street and Red River Road (then called Arthur Street)., The site for the post office was hotly debated. George Marks, Simon Dawson, and S. Ray petitioned Ottawa to have the post office located ...
    Imagecomment     Port Arthur's first permanent post office, built in 1892. It was located at the corner of Court Street and Red River Road (then called Arthur Street)., The site for the ...
  • Fort William City Hall (~1905)
    Image       This ornate structure was Fort William's second City Hall,located on Donald Street, where the present City Hall is today. If you look closely, you will see that someone (not us!) has drawn an arrow, indicating where the old public library was until 1912., Fire destroyed Fort William's first City Hall ...
    Image     This ornate structure was Fort William's second City Hall,located on Donald Street, where the present City Hall is today. If you look closely, you will see that someone (not us!) ...
  • Fort William Central School (~1903)
    Image       A photograph of Fort William Central School, as it appeared around 1903. The students, dressed in their best, pose in front of the school. At the far right, in front of the white picket fence is the teacher., According to the information on the back of this photo, the picture ...
    Image     A photograph of Fort William Central School, as it appeared around 1903. The students, dressed in their best, pose in front of the school. At the far right, in front ...
  • W. Russell & Gordon (~1905)
    Image       Two young boys dressed in their very best. For boys in the early 1900's, velvet suits with short knee pants were very popular. Shirts were sometimes silk, with very large collars and cuffs, trimmed with lace.
    Image     Two young boys dressed in their very best. For boys in the early 1900's, velvet suits with short knee pants were very popular. Shirts were sometimes silk, with very large ...
  • Sleigh Riding, Hebert St. Hill (1900)
    Imagemystery       A crowd of people enjoying the wintry weather by sliding down Hebert St. hill on toboggans, ca 1900.; 4.3'wide x 3.1'high b&w photo
    Imagemystery     A crowd of people enjoying the wintry weather by sliding down Hebert St. hill on toboggans, ca 1900.; 4.3'wide x 3.1'high b&w photo
  • Fort William Citizen's Band (~1905)
    Image       The Fort William Citizen's Band played at picnics, parades and at the grand opening of the new City Hall in 1903. If anyone knows the names of the band members pictured here please contact the Thunder Bay Public Library at our website or by phone at Reference Services, Brodie Resource ...
    Image     The Fort William Citizen's Band played at picnics, parades and at the grand opening of the new City Hall in 1903. If anyone knows the names of the band members ...
  • Sleigh, Port Arthur
    Image       Quite a romantic view of our past. A sleigh ride along Cumberland St. in Port Arthur around the turn of the century. The large building on the corner is the Canadian Bank of Commerce, also the Algoma Hotel can be seen in this photo.
    Image     Quite a romantic view of our past. A sleigh ride along Cumberland St. in Port Arthur around the turn of the century. The large building on the corner is the ...
  • Current River Disaster (1908)
    Image       Officials examine the wreckage of a derailed freight train at Current River Park., On-lookers came by electric streetcar, canoe, rowboat and launch to view the destruction caused when the Paquette Dam burst. A westbound freight-train had derailed at Current River Park killing the engineer and brakeman, when the tracks were ...
    Image     Officials examine the wreckage of a derailed freight train at Current River Park., On-lookers came by electric streetcar, canoe, rowboat and launch to view the destruction caused when the Paquette ...
  • Railway, Marine and General Hospital (1909)
    Imagecomment       This grand looking building with curved verandas and turrets was once on the corner of Dawson Street and Algoma Street, where the Dawson Apartments are today. On the day of the grand opening, the 96th band was on one of the balconies, playing a lengthy musical program, while children purchased ...
    Imagecomment     This grand looking building with curved verandas and turrets was once on the corner of Dawson Street and Algoma Street, where the Dawson Apartments are today. On the day of ...
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