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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

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