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N 2 B 937 C 8 E Sep 25, 2006 F Sep 26, 2006
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Claimed to be the world's shortest railway, running from the Muskoka Heritage Park to the Fairy Lake for 1.25km. Original train ran in 1904 between Peninsula Lake and Lake of Bays. The carriages they used now are the old Toronto street cars.

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Alice Island is on the right.

Tags:   Lion's Lookout Fairy Lake Alice Island Huntsville Ontario Canada

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Excerpt from www.steamtrainhuntsville.com: When completed in 1905, the Huntsville and Lake of Bays Railway or Portage Flyer, provided a crucial 1.8 km link connecting steamboats on Peninsula Lake to Lake of Bays and opened up North Muskoka to tourism and increased development. The railway was part of a larger navigation company owned by George F. Marsh and later sold to C. O. Shaw, owner of the Anglo-Canadian Leather Company in Huntsville and the Bigwin Inn that opened on Lake of Bays in 1920. A narrow gauge train fondly named the "Portage Flyer" plied the grade between the lakes carrying mail, tanbark and tourists for 55 years. By 1959, a decline in steamship travel led to the end of what was once promoted as the "Smallest Commercially Operated Railway in the World".

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Tags:   Huntsville Ontario Canada Places of Worship St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church **Heart Awards**

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The lift locks were built in 1874.

Tags:   Huntsville Ontario Canada Brunel Lift Locks Fairy Lake Nice As It Gets-Level 1 Level-1:Peace Awards Music to My Eyes


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