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  • 317 Cumberland Street North, Port Arthur, Ontario, ca < 1918
  • Cumberland Street North, Port Arthur, Ontario, ca 1934
        This photo has been around for awhile and I don't make any claims at ownership, but it coincidentally shows several houses where my family and relatives lived in Port Arthur. This is Cumberland Street North and the narrow cross-street in the middle foreground is Egan Street. The house whose ...
      This photo has been around for awhile and I don't make any ...
  • 317 Cumberland Street North, Port Arthur, Ontario, ca < 1918
        This photo comes from a descendant of Albin and Mary Thompson, who lived in Port Arthur from around 1900 to 1918, so the couple in the photo may be them. The back end of the house just visible on the left of the photo is 321 Cumberland North, built and ...
      This photo comes from a descendant of Albin and Mary Thompson, who ...
  • Shipping News
        A news article detailing various shipping actions across the Great Lakes region. This article mentions the arrival of a ship at Jackfish, Ontario. Such ship would be carrying coal for unloading at Jackfish and distribution across the Canadian Pacific Railway refueling network.
      A news article detailing various shipping actions across the Great Lakes region. ...
  • Signs of open water
        This short news piece reports signs of open water appearing near Jackfish, Ontario which would mean the Spring break-up of ice is happening and shipping season may restart.
      This short news piece reports signs of open water appearing near Jackfish, ...
  • Shipping News
        This is an article detailing the latest events regarding shipping on the Great Lakes. This particular news piece shows a ship at Cleveland loaded with coal being cleared for departure to Jackfish, Ontario. This coal would be destined for the Canadian Pacific Railroad. It would be unloaded at Jackfish and ...
      This is an article detailing the latest events regarding shipping on the ...
  • Shipping News
        Various news pieces on Great Lkes shipping in the early 1900's. This particular article notes the arrival of a ship at Jackfish. This ship would be carrying coal to be unloaded for the Canadian Pacific Railway at Jackfish and distributed to nearby coaling stations.
      Various news pieces on Great Lkes shipping in the early 1900's. This ...
  • Runaway Dynamite cars
        This 1908 news article describes a situation in Nipigon where four cars loaded with dynamite went out of control on account of poor brakes. The men riding in the cars were not killed as the dynamite did not explode.
      This 1908 news article describes a situation in Nipigon where four cars ...
  • Restocking Lake Superior's fish supply
        A short 1914 article detailing the process by which fish stocks in Lake superior are replenished.
      A short 1914 article detailing the process by which fish stocks in ...
  • Canadian Pacific trains collide
        A short 1916 news article describing the collision of two eastbound trains near Nipigon.
      A short 1916 news article describing the collision of two eastbound trains ...
  • Shipping News
        This news article describes the various happenings in shipping around the Great Lakes. The opening piece speaks of articles being found floating in the waters or landing on the beaches near Jackfish, Ontario.
      This news article describes the various happenings in shipping around the Great ...
  • Pulp Mill to re-open
        In this 1923 news article, the fact that people are employed in and around the mill at Nipigon, leads the writer to express hope that this pulp mill at Nipigon will re-open in 1924.
      In this 1923 news article, the fact that people are employed in ...
  • CNR boat catches fire and sinks
        This 1923 news item describes how visitors on a tour boat were forced to evacuate when it caught fire and sank.
      This 1923 news item describes how visitors on a tour boat were ...
  • Mail Carrier found dead
        This 1921 news article describes the mail carrier who was found dead near Cameron Falls.
      This 1921 news article describes the mail carrier who was found dead ...
  • North shore highway
        This 1935 news article describes the progress being made in completing the North shore portion of the trans-Canada highway.
      This 1935 news article describes the progress being made in completing the ...
  • Adult education by radio
        A piece from the November 29, 1929 edition of the Montreal Gazette describing an idea to use the radio for distant education. Subscribers to date include Schreiber.
      A piece from the November 29, 1929 edition of the Montreal Gazette ...
  • White Sand Lake lots
        This is an article from the April 25, 1925 edition of the Montreal Gazette. In order to promote tourism, the Ontario government sold various waterfront properties near Schreiber to citizens of Canada and the United States. The Canadian Pacific Railway assisted by promoting the sale of these lands.
      This is an article from the April 25, 1925 edition of the ...
  • Dedication
        This is an article from the November 29, 1930 edition of the Montreal Gazette. It describes how a CPR engineer from Schreiber suffered a broken hip at Nipigon and despite the pain, still drove his train into Schreiber to complete his run.
      This is an article from the November 29, 1930 edition of the ...
  • 1900 Nipigon and Heron Bay Subdivison telegraphers
        This is page 250 of the March 1900 edition of the Railroad Telegrapher. The left-side column names the stations and personnel in order of travel from the CPR station in Schreiber, first westward and then eastward.
      This is page 250 of the March 1900 edition of the Railroad ...
  • Thunder Bay Figure Skating 1940's
        Gladys Crow and Victor Hartley of Winnipeg until 1941, and Fort William 1941-1952 honed their acrobatic skills at the Winnipeg YMCA, and then turned to perform even more spectacular routines on roller skates. Moving to Thunder Bay in 1941, where there was no roller rink, the Hartleys mastered everything again ...
      Gladys Crow and Victor Hartley of Winnipeg until 1941, and Fort William ...
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