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Phone : (807) 824-2602
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Schreiber, ON (Nearby: Terrace Bay, Rossport, Pays Plat, Marathon, Jellicoe)

319 Scotia
Schreiber, Ontario
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Ontario Tourism Region : Northwest Ontario

Description From Owner:
  • Pop. 1,968. In Thunder Bay Dist. on the N shore of L. Superior and Bwy 17, 94 km. SE of Nipigon.
  • The place was first called Isbester's Landing, after a Col. Isbester, who landed troops here in 1869, en route to subdue the Red River Rebellion.
  • The CPR tracks reached here by 1885, and a settlement began about 2 mi. (3 km.) inland, on the site of the railway construction camp.
  • The place was named Schreiber after Sir Collingwood Schreiber, then engineer-in-chief of the CPR and later deputy minister ofthe federal Department of Railways and Canals.
  • A town hall, built in 1885, provided a public library, auditorium, barber shop -- and the first bathtubs in Schreiber, which could be rented for 25 cents a night.

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on 06-Nov-12
Your record of a Col Isbester is in error. No Col Isbester had anything to do with the Riel Rebellion. James Isbester, after whom the place was origunslly known, was railway construction contractor who built a number of the trestles for the railway. A history of his work will be on the market within the next year.

Visitors to this page: 11,365     This record last updated: August 21, 2009

Off the beaten track:
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  • Terrace Bay, 12km
  • Rossport, 19km
  • Jack Fish, 23km
  • Pays Plat, Nipigon area, 25km
  • Steel, 31km
  • Cavers, 33km
  • Gravel, 38km
  • Ripple, 39km
  • Middleton, 44km
  • Gurney, 47km
  • Dublin, 50km
  • Neys, 50km
  • Coldwell, 54km
  • Kama, 57km
  • Sturgeon River, 97km
  • Bankfield, 100km
  • MacLeod, 100km
  • Kinghorn, Geraldton area, 103km
  • Little Longlac, 101km
  • Hardrock Townsite, 100km
  • Rosedale Point, Longlac area, 102km
  • Keemle, 105km
  • Nezah, 100km
  • Kenwell, 104km
  • Jonesville, 102km
  • East McKirdy, 82km
  • Hardrock, 105km
  • Pic River, 75km
  • McKirdy, 82km
  • Red Rock, Nipigon area, 74km
  • Cove Inlet, 88km
  • Mileage 56, 83km
  • Orient Bay, 89km
  • Robford, 77km
  • Tansleyville, 102km
  • Hogarth, 85km
  • Sprucewood, 79km
  • Melgund, 80km
  • Fairloch, 96km
  • Parmacheene, 82km
  • Farlinger, 96km
  • Warneford, 102km
  • MacAskill, 84km
  • Everard, 81km
  • Coughlin, 82km
  • Pine Portage, 95km
  • Theresa, 113km
  • Poplar Lodge, 110km
  • Pringle, 89km
Nearby Lakes:
  • Hightop Lake, 1km
  • West Pond, 1km
  • East Pond, 1km
  • Craft Lake, 2km
  • Cook Lake, 3km
  • Hollinger Lake, 3km
  • Fourth Lake, 3km
  • Lamont Lake, 2km
  • Tug Lake, 3km
  • Von Lake, 3km
  • North Cook Lake, 4km
  • Goose Lake, 4km
  • Spectacle Lake, 4km
  • Rennie Lake, 4km
  • Rongie Lake, 3km
  • Walker Lake, 4km
  • Lost Lake, 4km
  • Longworth Lake, 6km
  • Tent Lake, 6km
  • Umba Lake, 7km
  • Victoria Lake, 7km
  • Billy Lake, 5km
  • Birch Lake, 6km
  • Hackle Lake, 6km
  • Big Bear Lake, 6km
  • Packsack Lake, 6km
  • Little Bear Lake, 8km
  • Bentarm Lake, 6km
  • Hartley Lake, 7km
  • Reid Lake, 7km
  • Hays Lake, 6km
  • Ansell Lake, 9km
  • Glen Lake, 8km
  • Maude Lake, 10km
  • Jason Lake, 8km
  • Ashmore Lake, 8km
  • Lizzard Lake, 8km
  • Needle Lake, 11km
  • McCuaig Lake, 9km
  • Twain Lake, 8km
  • Sammy's Lake, 9km
  • Jimmie Lake, 11km
  • Clear Lake, 12km
  • Lyne Lake, 10km
  • Catherine Lake, 13km
  • Lower Ross Lake, 11km
  • Ellis Lake, 10km
  • Ayah Lake, 9km
  • Syenite Lake, 11km
  • Whitesand Lake, 9km