A Moment with the Museum – For almost a century, five elevators dotted the north bank of the Kaministiquia River

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CPR elevators kam riverTHUNDER BAY – Tory Tronrud from the Thunder Bay Museum shares, “For almost a century, five elevators dotted the north bank of the Kaministiquia River bearing the name of the Canadian Pacific Railway. They were lettered rather than numbered – from “A” though “E”.

“Visible here are elevators A, B, C, and E; D was farther up river, beside the lift bridge that used to cross the river.

“All of these elevators were made of wood except for “D” which was one of the first in the world to be made of iron, in an attempt to prevent fires. They are all gone now except for one of the iron bins of Elevator D that remains off Syndicate Ave. as a ruin. If you are seeking the location of these elevators, Elevator B (in the foreground) was at the foot of Victoria Avenue”.

Spend some time re-discovering Thunder Bay’s amazing history, visit the Thunder Bay Museum.

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Photo courtesy of the Thunder Bay Museum
Text by Tory Tronrud, Thunder Bay Museum

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