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Pineal Lake (ghost town)

Located in: Chapleau
Location #985

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Location Owner:nosferatu
Creation Date: 11/27/2009
Last Updated: 11/27/2009

Pineal Lake was a little town about 50kms outside of Chapleau. From Chapleau you drive south on the 129. you will come to a stop sign, Highway 129 continues to the left. shortly (about 10 seconds) after you make the turn you will see a sign for Sheppard and Morse Road. turn right there. that road will fork and you will take the road on the left. Follow this road until it ends. when you get to the the 46 or 48 km mark on this road, there will be a lake with what looks like a drive way. if you look across the lake in to the distance at the top of the highest peak from the "driveway" you can see an abandoned fire tower.

Pineal Lake was a tiny community consisting of a Lumber mill, School, Grocery Store, and a few homes. Most of the town has been demolished. Only the Lumber mill and a few of the homes/cottages are still standing, but slowly being torn down. I'm not 100% sure, but I was told by some of the Chapleau residents that the area was bought by the native reserve.

* In the middle of the 1900's other ghost towns listed on this site also had a Department of Lands and Forests' fire tower lookout located on a nearby hill. These include: Pakesley, Key Junction, Key Harbour, Bummer's Roost, Dufferin Bridge, Pickerel Landing, Lost Channel, Byng Inlet, Moon River, Cheddar, Germania, Ormsby, Uphill, Biscostasing, Renabie Mine, Milnet, Metagama, Armstrong, Metagama, Cheminis, Wavell and Pineal Lake . For more info. on Ontario's Fire Tower Lookouts go to this link: Ontario's Fire Tower Lookouts.

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Pineal Lake (ghost town)
Created by: nosferatu

Pineal Lake (ghost town)

Pineal Lake (ghost town)

Pineal Lake (ghost town)

Pineal Lake (ghost town)

Pineal Lake (ghost town)

Pineal Lake (ghost town)

Pineal Lake (ghost town)

Pineal Lake (ghost town)

Pineal Lake (ghost town)

Pineal Lake (ghost town)


Status: Demolished
Category: Ghost Town


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sleep_is_awesome says:
5/10/2010 11:51:57 AM

These are so beautiful. I love the juxtaposition of rotting industry left behind the beauty of nature that grows amongst it.

nosferatu says:
3/22/2010 4:52:18 PM

this location is slowly being torn down. all the mills in the area have been shut down except for tembec. there are still some cottages and camps along island lake rd. The people have to commute to Chapleau to get the essentials. I do have more photos but i don't want to share them as i am in most of the photos :p

nosferatu says:
12/1/2009 2:32:47 PM

I dont have a picture of that specific one.. but I do have lots of other pictures of abandoned Fire Towers in the same area. they all look the same. the tree line is a little different...

clay70 says:
11/27/2009 4:52:31 PM

Hey nice location. Can u please add the photo of the fire tower?

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On 11/2/2012 8:29:25 PM user OAP changed the following: latitude,
On 10/24/2012 4:22:59 PM user nosferatu changed the following: location status,