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Construction Camp - Peninsula
Description
Media Type
Image
Item Type
Photographs
Description
The bustling town of Peninsula in 1884. This was the first landing used in the construction of the CPR. Peninsula was known as 'the wickedest city in America'. Supplies carried by steamers, such as the Butcher's Boy, were landed at Peninsula Harbour to accommodate an estimated 12,000 men and 5,000 work horses.

Date of Original
1884
Subject(s)
Local identifier
M&DHS: #1
Geographic Coverage
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:marathonmuseum@gmail.com
Website:
Agency street/mail address:

25 Stevens Avenue

Marathon, Ontario

P0T 2E0

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Construction Camp - Peninsula


The bustling town of Peninsula in 1884. This was the first landing used in the construction of the CPR. Peninsula was known as 'the wickedest city in America'. Supplies carried by steamers, such as the Butcher's Boy, were landed at Peninsula Harbour to accommodate an estimated 12,000 men and 5,000 work horses.