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    THE GILMOUR TRAMWAY

    THE GILMOUR TRAMWAY IS A MAJOR STORY IN THE HISTORY OF LOGGING IN ONTARIO.  IT

    WAS A ONE OF A KIND ENGINEERING PROJECT.  THE ONLY SUCCESSFUL WAY TO FLOAT LOGS

    UPHILL.  UNFORTUNATELY IT WAS ABANDONED AFTER THREE YEARS.  PARTLY DUE TO

    MECHANICAL PROBLEMS BUT MAINLY CAUSED BY LACK OF WATER FOLLOWING TWO VERY DRY

    SUMMERS AND LOWER THAN USUAL SNOWFALL IN THE SAME WINTERS.  ALL THAT REMAINS

    TODAY IS THE STONE STEAM POWERHOUSE THAT HAS BEEN TURNED INTO A LOVELY SUMMER

    HOME AND THE REMAINS OF THE FOUNDATION FOR THE BASE OF THE POWERHOUSE FOR THE

    JACKLADDER THAT SITS BELOW THE NOW MARSHY TRAMWAY POND.

    A MODEL OF THE GILMOUR TRAMWAY IS ON DISPLAY AT THE DORSET HERITAGE MUSEUM.

    AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE MUSEUM IS TWO BOOKS WRITTEN ABOUT THE

    GILMOUR TRAMWAY.

    Tramway Diorama Exhibit

    Tramway Diorama Exhibit