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  • Coal Dock Trestle, Jackfish (1949)
        A view of Jackfish village, the 600ft coal dock trestle, and a steamship in the harbour of Jackfish Bay, Ontario, on Lake Superior.
      A view of Jackfish village, the 600ft coal dock trestle, and a ...
  • Jackfish Coal Dock - Coal Boat Unloading
        From the early 1900's till the mid-forties, Jackfish was the major centre for the distribution of coal in Northwestern Ontario as seen in this black and white photo. The steamships would come from the United States loaded with coal and provisions and unload at the 600 ft. trestle at Jackfish, ...
      From the early 1900's till the mid-forties, Jackfish was the major centre ...
  • Unloading Coal - Jackfish (~1920)
        Black and white photo showing a large steamship unloading coal at the Jackfish coal dock, the last stop along the Canadian Pacific railway. Another large steamship appears in the background.
      Black and white photo showing a large steamship unloading coal at the ...
  • Jackfish Coal Dock
        Before 1885, Jackfish was the last stop for the railroad. Jackfish coal dock was the terminal that received coal from the United States, for use in the steam powered locomotives till the 1940's. This is where Terrace Bay got its previous name of Black Pit or Black Siding. When the ...
      Before 1885, Jackfish was the last stop for the railroad. Jackfish coal ...
  • The Frank Billings Coal Boat
        Black and white photo of the Frank Billings coal boat unloading coal that was used in supplying fuel for the Canadian Pacific Railway locomotives until the 1940's. The huge steamships would come in from the United States and unload coal and provisions at the Jackfish coal dock.
      Black and white photo of the Frank Billings coal boat unloading coal ...
  • 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 ...
      Photograph showing the village of Jackfish, Ontario, circa 1889. Jackfish began as ...
  • Jackfish Coal Docks, Rebuilding the Wooden Tower (March 1919)
        Jackfish Coal Dock wooden tower in the process of being rebuilt by crew in 1919. This coal dock was blown over in a storm on Lake Superior, March, 1919.
      Jackfish Coal Dock wooden tower in the process of being rebuilt by ...
  • Jackfish Coal Dock (1950) - Final Days
        A winter view of Jackfish from the past with home in foreground and coal docks in the background.
      A winter view of Jackfish from the past with home in foreground ...
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  • Part of Wrecked Tower (1919)
        Black and white photo of a tower that had apparently blown over in the storm of 1919 in Jackfish, Ontario.
      Black and white photo of a tower that had apparently blown over ...
  • Coal Dock Tower After Hurricane
        Photo of a coal dock tower at Jackfish, Ontario, destroyed after a hurricane near Terrace Bay Ontario, with two unidentified men standing in the foreground.
      Photo of a coal dock tower at Jackfish, Ontario, destroyed after a ...
  • Rebuilding Damaged Coal Tower (1919)
        Black and white photo showing steamship and several men in the construction of a new coal tower after a storm in Jackfish, Ontario, March 1919.
      Black and white photo showing steamship and several men in the construction ...
  • Jackfish coal dock
        Jackfish, Ontario, coal dock.
      Jackfish, Ontario, coal dock.
  • Ice Jam in Kaministiquia River.
        Ice jam in Kaministiquia River on May 10, 1893 at the site of the C.P.R. coal dock. Old stone fort is near the trestle.
      Ice jam in Kaministiquia River on May 10, 1893 at the site ...
  • Aerial View of Jackfish Coal Docks
        View of Jackfish coal docks and the coal terminal to the right.
      View of Jackfish coal docks and the coal terminal to the right.
  • Coal Dock Strike, Port Arthur, July 30, 1912
        The 96th Lake Superior Regiment stand on guard. Showing faintly in the background are railway tracks, sheds, freight cars, and an elevator. The local regiment was called upon to guard the dock of the Northern Coal and Ore Company. It was a bitter dispute, and on July 29th, workers and ...
      The 96th Lake Superior Regiment stand on guard. Showing faintly in the ...
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