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Canadian Bolt and Nut Company

Located in: Gananoque
Location #1828
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Location Owner:rcouper
Creation Date: 8/3/2010
Last Updated: 7/24/2017



Description
The Gananoque steel forging factory was the oldest forging facility in Canada having produced continually since 1865 when it was founded by Byers and Mathew as the Canadian Bolt and Nut Company.

The Steel Company of Canada (STELCO) incorporated the Gananoque manufacturing company in 1910 and the River Street buildings were erected.

By 1960, the factory was equipped with the best high speed equipment of the day to produce a variety of custom forgings for all branches of Canadian industry, particularly for the automotive and farm implement fields. Also, a range of items such as tank fittings and turnbuckles were produced.


From Sandikv, 21 Apr, 2017


This is one of several abandoned factory/warehouse buildings along the waterfront.
A couple of them are currently being gutted and renovated into condos, but this one seems to be left neglected.
There is a clear way in, but it didn't seem safe to go climbing around on my own, so I thought I should wait for a fellow explorer.
Even so, there are huge open windows to photograph through, and I love the stark lines and contrast of the steel beams and painted walls. Factories can offer so many opportunities for great photos.

There are some other unique features nearby this building such as a very old crane that remains.





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Old factory
Canadian Bolt and Nut Company
Created on:7/24/2017
Created by: Yardplaces
2 photos
Waterfront Factory
Canadian Bolt and Nut Company
Created on:4/21/2017
Created by: Sandikv
13 photos
September 25th 2015
Canadian Bolt and Nut Company
Created on:9/25/2015
Created by: ora
10 photos
Canadian Bolt and Nut Company
Canadian Bolt and Nut Company
Created on:8/3/2010
Created by: rcouper
16 photos


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Status: Abandoned
Category: Industrial



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    1000islandsres says:
    6/14/2019 11:01:54 AM

    There is now security cameras and motion lights so I would not suggest visiting this particular place

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    On 7/24/2017 12:26:31 PM user Yardplaces uploaded photos : IMG_1235.JPG / IMG_1237.JPG / to SID: 724201792330
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