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(Thumbnail) The Sagamo damaged by fire at Gravenhurst (image/jpeg)
Title The Sagamo damaged by fire at Gravenhurst
Collection  Francis J. Petrie Collection
Date  April 4, 1969.
Collection  General Photograph Collection
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Filing No.   Format       
D418367  Photograph     
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(Thumbnail) Steamboating in Muskoka 1866-1959, Gravenhurst, Ontario (image/jpeg)
Title Steamboating in Muskoka 1866-1959, Gravenhurst, Ontario
Creator  Unknown
Type  Still Image
Collection  General Photograph Collection

Plaque Text:
Steam navigation on the Muskoka Lakes began in 1866, when the paddle vessel "Wenonah" went into service. Built at Gravenhurst, she was owned by A.P. Cockburn (1837-1905), who served as the federal member of parliament for Muskoka, 1872-82, and for North Ontario, 1882-87. The "Wenonah" was the first of a line of ships known after 1872 as the Northern Lakes Navigation Company, and after 1949 as the Muskoka Lakes Line. Its ships were among many which contributed to the early and rapid development of Muskoka as a lumbering and resort region. The steamboat gradually gave way to the automobile, and the last two, "Segwun" (1887) and "Sagamo" (1906) ceased operation in 1958. The burned hull of the ship "Sagamo" can be seen in the background.
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Filing No.   Format       
D525956  Black and white photograph     
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