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Town of Bruce Mines (Single Tier Algoma)

Phone : (705) 785-3740
Your Host(s) : Canada Post Bruce Mines

Bruce Mines, ON (Nearby: Hilton Beach, Desbarats, Thessalon, Richards Landing, Echo Bay)

  • 1907 with Germanic in the distance

9208 Hwy 17 E
Bruce Mines, Ontario
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Ontario Tourism Region : Northcentral Ontario

Description From Owner:
  • Pop. 581. In Plummer Additional T., Algoma Dist. on the N shore of L. Huron's North Ch. opposite St. Joseph I., on Hwys 17 & 638, 62 km SE of Sault Ste. Marie.
  • In 1846 the first mining claim was filed by James Cuthbertson. The following year the Montreal Mining Company started the first copper mine in Canada, shipping ore to Wales for smelting.
  • Cornishmen, brought from England to work the mines, were known as 'Cousin Jacks,' and their wives as 'Cousin Jennies.'
  • The mines were the mostproductive on the continent until American demand for copper ceased during the Civil War, forcing their closure in 1876.
  • The town was named in honour of James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin and governor of the province of Canada 1846-1854.
  • Postcards above used with permission from A Great Lakes Treasury of Old Postcards 2007 Lorenzo Marcolin, MD 176 pp. For Copies call the Huronia Museum 705 526 2844 or email

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Off the beaten track:
  • Bruce Station, 2km
  • Rydal Bank, 8km
  • Cloudslee, 7km
  • Portlock, 9km
  • Plummer, 12km
  • Gordon Lake, 15km
  • Glen Otter, 11km
  • Milford Haven, 16km
  • Rock Lake, 17km
  • Leeburn, 19km
  • Ophir, 19km
  • Ansonia, 14km
  • Nestorville, 14km
  • Havilah, 20km
  • Carterton, 17km
  • Beech Beach, 22km
  • Tenby Bay, 22km
  • Poplar Dale, 24km
  • Sherwood, Thessalon area, 17km
  • Port Findlay, 18km
  • Dunns Valley, 22km
  • Isbester, 21km
  • Little Rapids, 18km
  • MacLennan, 19km
  • Outlook, 21km
  • Richards Landing, 19km
  • Sylvan Valley, 24km
  • Kentvale, 22km
  • Harmony, St. Joseph Island area, 21km
  • Bar River, 24km
  • Laird, 23km
  • Sailors Encampment, 24km
  • Neebish, 25km
  • Echo River, 30km
  • Livingstone Creek, 26km
  • Livingstone, 27km
  • Wharncliffe, 31km
  • Sowerby, 31km
  • Day Mills, 33km
  • Dayton, 34km
  • Goldenburgh, 34km
  • French Bay, 42km
  • Bellingham, 40km
  • Parkinson, 40km
  • Grandview Gardens, 44km
  • Glendale, Sault Ste. Marie area, 54km
  • Eastside, 44km
  • Kynoch, 43km
  • Manitou Park, 45km
  • Meadow Park, 45km
Nearby Lakes:
  • Caribou Lake, 8km
  • Ottertail Lake, 10km
  • Deer Lake, 10km
  • Round Lake, 10km
  • Gibboney Lake, 10km
  • Gordon Lake, 14km
  • Caufield Lake, 14km
  • Rock Lake, 15km
  • Rose Lake, 13km
  • Leslie Lake, 15km
  • Indian Lake, 17km
  • Twin Lakes, 14km
  • Desbarats Lake, 14km
  • Diamond Lake, 17km
  • Bog Lake, 16km
  • Grey Duck Lake, 17km
  • Eleanor Lake, 19km
  • Randolph Lake, 15km
  • Madill Lake, 21km
  • Havilah Lake, 21km
  • Tower Lake, 20km
  • McCarrel Lake, 19km
  • Cloudy Lake, 19km
  • Bass Lake, 23km
  • Peter Lake, 22km
  • McCluskie Lake, 18km
  • Hans Lake, 18km
  • Tenass Lake, 20km
  • Quigley Lake, 24km
  • Wilson Lake, 23km
  • Becking Lake, 21km
  • Hart Lake, 24km
  • Reserve Lake, 19km
  • Rains Lake, 24km
  • Mole Lake, 24km
  • McMahon Lake, 26km
  • Emerson Lake, 21km
  • Lonely Lake, 24km
  • Lutes Lake, 26km
  • Siwash Lake, 24km
  • Patten Lake, 26km
  • Ess Lake, 25km
  • Two Horse Lake, 26km
  • Grant Lake, 26km
  • Centre Lake, 24km
  • Chipman Lake, 27km
  • Hoath Lake, 27km
  • Petauguin Lake, 26km
  • Shaw Dam Lake, 20km
  • Otter Lake, 22km