January 2014

Photographer: Alex MacLean

Photo: landing barge on Lake Temagami, c. 1955 

The wooden landing barge has an unusual cargo: fall supplies for a winter logging camp, including horses and hay. Possibly it was destined for an A.B. Gordon camp at the north end of the lake.

The barge, docked at the village with the ML Aubrey Cosens and highway behind, likely was World War II surplus and owned by the copper mine on Temagami Island.

Alex MacLean of Haileybury, widely regarded as the dean of northern Ontario photographers, loved Temagami. Many of his photos survive as postcards that chronicle the golden tourism age from 1910 until his death in 1959.

c. 1955. Photo courtesy of Haileybury Heritage Museum.

More photos by MacLean.

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