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Canadian Pacific Rail Terminus, Port McNicoll


          Port McNicoll, named after a Vice President of the CPR, was founded in 1909. The Canadian Pacific Railway had decided to build its own port on Georgian Bay, to replace its terminus in Owen Sound. … Continue reading

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How the CPR Actually Acquired the S.S. Keewatin and the S.S. Assiniboia


Preamble: This information was obtained from an interview with Mr. James  D.H. McCannell  of Port McNicoll in June, 2015 by Carrie O’Brien (Tay Township Heritage and Planning Summer Student) James D.H. McCannell  was born in March, 1916 in an upstairs … Continue reading

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Tay Port


                                                                                                                                                                                               Figure 1: Sturgeon Bay, from Delta Drive                In 1832 steamer service on Georgian Bay began. This helped bring a huge increase in travelers, settlers and freight to this area. In 1844 the Sturgeon Bay Road was opened between … Continue reading

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A History of Port McNicoll


In the second half of the nineteenth century, the growth of navigation between Great Lakes ports brought cargoes from Chicago, Duluth and the Lakehead for transfer to rail lines that stretched to the Atlantic and that carried other goods west. … Continue reading

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some more information about the SS Keewatin


SS Keewatin 1907 passenger liner Canadian Pacific Railway’s Great Lakes Steamship Service (service began in 1883) Route between Port Arthur/ Fort William (present day Thunder Bay on Lake Superior) & Port McNicoll in Ontario, Canada

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