Orient Bay Cove Inlet Crowther Station
Cove Inlet was a flag stop on the railway located just south of Orient Bay Station at Milepost 42.8/92.5.
In the 1930s, the Abitibi Power and Paper Company constructed a marine base at what would become the headquarters of their water operations on Lake Nipigon until the 1970s. A 12 car capacity spur was located at Cove Inlet, which was removed prior to the closure of the marine base. The property was eventually sold and became Sandy’s Cruiser Service, which catered to fishermen and tourists visiting the area. You can see some images of the marine base here: Abitibi Marine Industries Base at Cove Inlet
A short distance to the south, at Milepost 43.5 (93.2), a stop was established prior to 1945. Eventually a lodge was constructed around a small lake sandwiched between the new highway and the railway line. Known as McCollum’s Reflection Lake Resort, it is the only resort or tourist outfitter still operating in the bay after the closure of the Royal Windsor Lodge and Sandy’s Cruiser Service.
Orient Bay South
There are a number of videos of Cove Inlet to the southern end of Orient Bay in the playlist below: