Shipment of the sacks of corundum from Craigmont mine, the largest corundum mine in the world and from Burgess mines; Jewelville / Rosenthal mines to the railhead at Barryís Bay was accomplished via steam driven boats down the Madawaska River and itís York Branch. The movement of commodities by boat along the Madawaska fostered a vibrant fur trade. Since the 1900ís it has been an invitation to the American and Canadian tourists to catch an abundance and varied species of fish, as well as the establishment of summer cottages and fishing lodges along itís shores.


Mayflower, rear
Madawaska River