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Gunflint & Lake Superior: Ontario’s private American railroad
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 7:30pm Thunder Bay Museum
This is the story of a Wisconsin logging company whose headquarters was located in Port Arthur and for many years was the largest employer in the city. It incorporated and built a railroad in Minnesota to harvest timber, and in the process created one of the most unique logging operations in North America. The railroad had no American terminus or connection; it’s only access was through Canada. The logs cut in Minnesota were transported to Port Arthur to be processed into lumber and then were shipped primarily to a burgeoning construction market in western Canada.