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Location DB > Canada > Ontario > Searchmont > The Mill
The Mill
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created by LostintheWoods on 8/11/2006 2:04 AM
last modified by Boffo on 8/4/2018 9:32 PM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
Large complex of buildings. Smoke stack and water tower on site. HUGE. Lots of open spaces, and smaller office spaces down one side.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information
Hwy 532
Searchmont, Ontario
Owner: GW Martin
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  •  Hazards
  • asbestos
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  • air quality
  • Structurally unsound
  •  Interesting Features
    Huge space. Roof access. Tunnel / septic system under complex

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     Historical Dates
    Built: 19
    Closed: 1985
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  • long pants / sleeves
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    Opened in 19?? as Weldwood of Canada Inc. Sold in 1984(ish) to G.W. Martin, who operated the plant as GM Martin Veneer Ltd. Almost immediately, Martin started shutting down the plant, and shipping local timber to Sault Ste. Marie for processing. It became apparent that G.W. Martin had bought the mill for the timber, not the mill. With the 150 jobs that the veneer plant offered gone, Searchmont rapidly declined to it's borderline ghost town status.

    One end of the mill was almost completely destroyed by an arson related fire in February of 2005.

    With the ski resort on it's way out, Searchmont may be a genuine ghost town in the near future. (A pity, because it is a truly beautiful town)
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    Wed, Aug 9th, 2006
    posted by LostintheWoods
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 8/4/2018 11:27 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Aug 4 18 at 23:27, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Aug 4 18 at 21:32, Boffo changed the following: Status
  • on Sep 16 06 at 1:46, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Aug 11 06 at 4:18, LostintheWoods changed the following: History, Year Built
  • on Aug 11 06 at 4:16, LostintheWoods made this location available
  • on Aug 11 06 at 4:15, LostintheWoods updated gallery picture towers.JPG
  • on Aug 11 06 at 4:14, LostintheWoods updated gallery picture stand back.JPG
  • on Aug 11 06 at 4:14, LostintheWoods updated gallery picture septic.JPG
  • on Aug 11 06 at 4:13, LostintheWoods updated gallery picture fire damage.JPG
  • on Aug 11 06 at 4:13, LostintheWoods updated gallery picture P1060261.JPG
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