Monday, 17 December 2012


Freight-Passenger-Commercial Fishing Vessels of Lake Nipigon

As remembered by Adolph King, Rossport, Ontario, 1974

Nipigon Museum Archives

The late Charlie Cox, former mayor of Port Arthur and Fort William, railroaded a gas vessel into Lake Nipigon, named "Onweego" for his wood operations shortly before 1918. The writer is not sure of the length of time the "Onweego" operated, but I do know the "Onweego" was lengthened after going into Lake Nipigon and a new diesel engine of heavier power was installed by C.Cox Co..

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