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Who is McBain? What does McBain Do?
entry by McBain 
4/24/2005 6:35 PM

I just noticed a feature on the forum that allows you to post a little journal so I thought it would be cool to post some information about myself, as well as information about places I plan to explore over the spring and summertime. Well first off I am an Urban Explorer from the Kingston Area. I have been living in the area for around 5 years. I really got into exploring a couple of years ago, after exploring some amazing sites within Kingston and along the 401 corridor. There is alot of history behind the area that I live in, and just driving down a quiet country road in the area says alot about the character and history of this great place.

I am not the type of urban explorer who enjoys exploring drains, but more of finding historic buildings and landmarks and learning more about what they once were, and what they have become over time.

I have explored many places. When I use to live in Northern Ontario (Sudbury, Kirkland Lake, New Liskeard) there was alot to explore. Alot of these places are big industry towns. Some have really changed over the last 10 years, especially places like Kirkland Lake, which rely mainly on mining. With alot of mines being shut down up there, alot of places and properties have become abandoned.

Up in these towns, I have explored places such as old mining property, which most still have old mining equipment, some from 10-20- even 30 years ago just lying around, rotting away, forgotten. During the summer months, I hope to get up there once again and take more pictures of these areas, and finding out a little more about the history of they once major centres.

Places I plan to explore this summer are...

-Fire Lookout towers in Lavant Ontario, and Mount St. Patrick Ontario. These towers are tall 80 foot steel towers that I have driven past in travels, but have unable to find access roads leading to them. I was able to find a road leading to the Lavant tower, and plan to explore these areas.

-Abandoned Motel between Kingston Ontario and Brockville Ontario which is located along Highway 2 towards Kingston. The place has been boarded up for some time, and there has been a real estate sign at the location for 3-4 years. From scouting it out, there is alot of old school buses with miscellaneous items strewn around, as well there is an old inground swimming pool on the property that I want to check out as well.

-Abandoned Ghost Town called Cheminis. Located East Of Kirkland Lake Ontario near the Ont/Que border, this is a former rail terminus that has long since been abandoned.There is an amazing mountain as well nearby that a spectacular view of the area.

-Somewhat of a Ghost Town in Cobalt Ontario. A former big silver mining area back in the early 1900's, the town is now full of abandoned mines, and with lots of areas to explore.

[last edit 5/6/2005 4:03 PM by McBain - edited 3 times]
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Re: Who is McBain? What does McBain Do?
< Reply # 1 on 5/16/2005 9:07 PM >
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I just wanna say I love your username... McBain... haha. It makes me wish I thought of it a long time ago.

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