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Thunder Bay
  
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1880-1889
  
  • Sketch map of the Thunder Bay mining region of Lake Superior
        Geological Maps ; Geological Boundaries ; Geological Surveys ; Mining Regions ; Land Formations ; Thunder Bay Area Maps
      Geological Maps ; Geological Boundaries ; Geological Surveys ; Mining Regions ; ...
  • First CPR Yard (~1880)
        First Canadian Pacific Railway yards as they appeared shortly after the CPR was constructed in Westfort about 1880.
      First Canadian Pacific Railway yards as they appeared shortly after the CPR ...
  • Fort William, Ontario
        A street scene, in 1885, looking down Brown St. into what is now Westfort (Town Plot) and toward Mount McKay.
      A street scene, in 1885, looking down Brown St. into what is ...
  • Sir John A. MacDonald
        Photo of Canadian Prime Minister, Sir John A. MacDonald, arriving in Port Arthur, Ontario, September 3, 1886. 'I have faith in the future of Port Arthur' was a comment made by the Prime Minister during his speech. His attention was drawn to Port Arthur's natural beauty and geographic advantages. Mayor ...
      Photo of Canadian Prime Minister, Sir John A. MacDonald, arriving in Port ...
  • Steamship Algoma
        A photograph of the luxury CPR steamship Algoma, as she arrives at Port Arthur, Ontario, November 24,1884. The ship is covered with ice. At that time few ships would risk the gales of November on Lake Superior. This ship was built by Aiken and Marsell in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1883. ...
      A photograph of the luxury CPR steamship Algoma, as she arrives at ...
  • Quebec troops at the railroad station in Port Arthur on their way to the Northwest Rebellion
        Soldiers pose on a CPR train at Port Arthur, Ontario in 1885. They are en route to Saskatchewan to aid in the suppression of Riel's North West Rebellion. Troops that used the rail-lines at this time faced arduous travel through the many gaps in the line before they could reach ...
      Soldiers pose on a CPR train at Port Arthur, Ontario in 1885. ...
  • St. Joseph's Hospital (~1884)
        Photograph of a two story structure with a hip roof and windows with rounded arches at the top. This was the only hospital in the District from 1885 to 1900. For a time in the early 1880's, the Sisters of St. Joseph converted parts of the convent they lived in ...
      Photograph of a two story structure with a hip roof and windows ...
  • James Conmee, 1848-1913 (~1884)
        Portrait of James Conmee: politician, entrepreneur, railroad and lumber magnate. James Conmee began work in this area installing machinery for the Oliver-Davidson sawmill on the Kaministiquia River in 1872. During his years in the Lakehead he became influential in railroad construction, purchased the Northern Hotel, served as Councillor in Prince ...
      Portrait of James Conmee: politician, entrepreneur, railroad and lumber magnate. James Conmee ...
  • Jack Nickelson, Water Carrier
        A winter street scene, ca 1885, Arthur St. near St. Paul, Port Arthur, Ontario. The photo shows a horse drawn water wagon with water carrier Jack Nickelson, in what was the commercial area at that time. The precise date of this photo is unknown.
      A winter street scene, ca 1885, Arthur St. near St. Paul, Port ...
  • Mines and Scenery, Algoma West (1887)
        Cover page of a book written in 1887 about the discoveries and description of industrial resources in the North West region. Contains maps and illustrations.
      Cover page of a book written in 1887 about the discoveries and ...
  • Walpole Roland
        Walpole Roland, resident of Port Arthur, was a civil and mining engineer and the author of 'Algoma West', published in 1887. The story of his life seemed to be of one incredible adventure after another. Before arriving in Canada, he served in military service and observed the Charge of the ...
      Walpole Roland, resident of Port Arthur, was a civil and mining engineer ...
  • First CPR Station (~1887)
        Settlers, businessmen and baggage on the platform of Port Arthur's first Canadian Pacific Railway station.
      Settlers, businessmen and baggage on the platform of Port Arthur's first Canadian ...
  • Chisholm's Livery (1887)
        An advertisement placed in 'Algoma West: its Mines, Scenery and Industrial Resources.' published in 1887. The silver mining boom in nearby mining centres brought prosperity to Port Arthur. Stables such as this one provided horses, wagons, carriages and drivers for visitors who need transportation to Rabbit Mountain, or to the ...
      An advertisement placed in 'Algoma West: its Mines, Scenery and Industrial Resources.' ...
  • Badger Mine (~1887)
        Badger Mine, circa 1887. The stamp mill and tramway appear in the foreground at left. Also at the site were a stable, a blacksmith shop, engine house, cookhouse and the sleeping quarters of the miners. For a few brief years, silver mines such as the Badger brought prosperity to nearby ...
      Badger Mine, circa 1887. The stamp mill and tramway appear in the ...
  • First Train from Prince Arthur's Landing
        The first train from Prince Arthur's Landing to Winnipeg, Friday July 7, 1882.
      The first train from Prince Arthur's Landing to Winnipeg, Friday July 7, ...
  • Ray, Street and Company (~1889)
        Photograph of Ray, Street and Company, a private bank on Cumberland Street in Port Arthur, near the site of the Metropolitan store. The bank was opened in 1884 by Samuel Wellington Ray and Noah Street. The bank handled mining loans and loans to contractors who were building the CPR from ...
      Photograph of Ray, Street and Company, a private bank on Cumberland Street ...
  • First C.P.R. Train to Pass Through Fort William and Port Arthur (1886)
        Crew at the Westfort roundhouse with decorated locomotive awaiting arrival of the train from the east, on June 30, 1886. Fort William was one of more than two dozen locations between Montreal and Port Moody at which locomotives were changed. The shop crew at this point, under the direction of ...
      Crew at the Westfort roundhouse with decorated locomotive awaiting arrival of the ...
  • Is It True
    Fort William Journal, 13 Oct 1887     Nettie ; Jarvis Island ; Mutton Island ; Jno Fox ; Port Arthur ; Missing
    Fort William Journal, 13 Oct 1887   Nettie ; Jarvis Island ; Mutton Island ; Jno Fox ; Port ...
  • Still A Mystery
    Fort William Journal, 20 Oct 1887     Nettie ; Mutton Island ; Jarvis Island ; Jno Fox ; T.A. Murray ; Alex McKinnon ; Arthur McEwen ; Missing
    Fort William Journal, 20 Oct 1887   Nettie ; Mutton Island ; Jarvis Island ; Jno Fox ; T.A. ...
  • Lost On Thunder Bay
    Weekly Sentinel (Thunder Bay Sentinel), 14 Oct 1887     Nettie ; Jarvis Island ; Welcome Islands ; Port Arthur ; Mutton Island ; Jno Fox ; Arthur McEwen ; Salty Jack
    Weekly Sentinel (Thunder Bay Sentinel), 14 Oct 1887   Nettie ; Jarvis Island ; Welcome Islands ; Port Arthur ; Mutton ...
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