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Location DB > Canada > Ontario > Port McNicoll > Port McNicoll Grain Elevator
 Name
Port McNicoll Grain Elevator
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 Database Info
created by Avatar-X on 7/31/2003 12:46 PM
last modified by Avatar-X on 8/15/2011 9:18 PM
 Viewability
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
 Overview
 Description

 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: worth the trip
 Physical Information
Address

Port McNicoll, Ontario
Canada
Owner:
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  •  Hazards
  • rust
  • Rubble on ground, can easily trip and fall
  •  Interesting Features
    A great view!
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • barbed wire
  • rubble piled around entrances, rumours of part-time gaurd
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1910
    Closed: 1990
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • long pants / sleeves
  •  Recommended Equipment
    ropes and harnesses
     History
    The Port McNicoll Grain Elevator was built in the early 1900's by the Canadian Pacific Railway and primarily used to store grain. Physically, it's about 300m long, about 100 metres wide, and maybe 30 metres high. A very massive concrete building. It houses hundreds of silos, each about 8 metres across. The elevator is located just outside Port McNicoll, near Talbot street and Armstrong street.

    The original 2,000,000 bushel grain elevator at Victoria Harbour (name changed to Port McNicoll in 1912) was constructed in 1910 of steel reinforced concrete, by John S. Metcalfe of Chicago. It consisted of 32 cylindrical bins 32 ft 11 ins in diameter, with 31 interspace bins. In 1913 the elevator was doubled in size by building an identical structure next to the first. At one time, there were several flour sheds at the foot of the elevator.

    After it was closed they decided on storing old tires in some of the silo's. They were later taken out for some odd reason. A freight boat hasn't docked there since 1994.
     Media Coverage

     Future Plans
    NTROPY visit: http://www.ntropy..../18/portmcnicholl/

    See here: http://www.georgianquay.com/granary.htm
     Stories
    Mr. Skelly Goes to Toronto: Part Deux
    Wed, Jun 22nd, 2005
    posted by Agent Skelly
    The Best Way In
    Mon, May 31st, 2004
    posted by Avatar-X


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     Photo Galleries
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    Av's Trip
    Thu, Jul 31st, 2003
    posted by Avatar-X
    9 pictures
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    Exterior Shots
    Mon, May 24th, 2004
    posted by Raider
    16 pictures
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    GRAIN-y photos. Get it? HA!
    Wed, Jun 9th, 2004
    posted by um...Vince
    10 pictures
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    Inside and Outside Looks
    Thu, Jul 8th, 2004
    posted by Raider
    45 pictures
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    Historical
    Mon, Sep 20th, 2004
    posted by Detroit
    1 pictures
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    MSGT: Port McNicoll
    Sat, Jun 25th, 2005
    posted by Agent Skelly
    27 pictures
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    On tour with LostintheWoods
    Sat, Oct 7th, 2006
    posted by SlipperyPete
    18 pictures
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    Helm's Deep
    Mon, Jan 8th, 2007
    posted by CopySix
    16 pictures
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    Demolished
    Mon, Apr 6th, 2009
    posted by Raider
    1 pictures
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    Jan 12/08
    Mon, Jun 22nd, 2009
    posted by MsDeKay
    13 pictures


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     Panoramas

    Hoggs Bay
    Mon, May 24th, 2004
    posted by Raider
     Web Links
    http://www.midland...ror/article/128655
    http://www.ofncomm...&type=post&id=9175

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     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Opheliaism on 8/15/2011 9:52 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Aug 15 11 at 21:52, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Aug 15 11 at 21:18, Avatar-X changed the following: Notes for Mods, Latitude, Longitude, Co-ordinate Accuracy
  • on May 31 10 at 6:32, Steed validated this location
  • on May 29 10 at 17:19, Gremm_Paltakin changed the following: History
  • on Jun 22 09 at 9:59, Steed validated this location
  • on Jun 22 09 at 3:12, MsDeKay deleted 1 pictures from gallery Jan 12/08
  • on Jun 22 09 at 3:10, MsDeKay updated gallery picture
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