10/24/2012 5:05:13 PM
The railway at Cache Lake was part of the grain route from Georgian Bay and lost traffic as a result of 1932 improvements to the Welland Canal. CNR cited the condition of the Cache Lake trestles as an excuse to close through service on the track. An Ottawa newspaper reporter sarcastically reported the line closed as the result of a washout caused by a broken beaver dam.
10/24/2012 4:37:28 PM
Cutting rights to the timber around Cache and Rock lakes belonged to Perley and Pattee Lumber Co. and was sold to St. Anthony Lumber Co. before the railway was built. J. R. Booth was big, but he didn't get it all.
11/13/2011 3:05:22 AM
4/13/2011 1:11:57 PM
Love it..If u look under some of the other locations I added a photo of this railway being built. man did they work hard back then..there was also a wooden fire tower at cache lake..The activity in Agonquin back then is surprising to most..
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