The Riverboat Era

Creator(s): Burk's Falls and District Museum

This virtual exhibit deals with the riverboat era of Ryerson Township, specifically Burk's Falls, Ontario. The Magnetawan River flows through the town of Burk's Falls, and in 1901, when the Magnetawan River Railway company built a rail line into the town, the combination of river and rail made Burk's Falls an ideal site for tourism as well as industry. The rail and river system made the inland lakes of Ryerson Township accessible by a larger number of people who came from literally all over the country.

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