Blairton Mine, Canadian Illustrated News, February 15, 1873
Credit: Marmora Historical Foundation
The development of this mine by industrialists from Pittsburgh brought renewed life to the railway and, consequently, the harbour. The railway ore cars were commissioned from James Crossen of Cobourg and were the first major undertaking of what became the very successful Crossen Car Company. The derrick has been faithfully reproduced in scale as part of the outdoor railway at Cobourg’s Sifton-Cook Heritage Centre.