Industrial

Rail Siding Plant

Posted on: Mon, 01/20/2020 - 15:15 By: Mike

I had spotted this place in one of my frequent scans of Google Earth, looking for interesting things to check out.  There really weren't any clues from the imagery as to what it was, but I could see that there was a path leading to it.  It would all come down the the Mk I Eyeball.

We parked on the side of the street and took a quick hike down the trail to find a set of disused railway tracks.  I doubled back, following these to where my map indicated that I should turn off into the bush.  And there it was.

Rose Blanche Fish Plant

Posted on: Mon, 01/08/2018 - 15:15 By: Mike

While driving along the South coast of Newfoundland, I was exploring every side road.  I was surprised to see a small harbour with a large building and a few vehicles parked around it.  Initially, I wrote it off and looked for a place to turn around.  After a second glance, I realized that there were some gaping holes in the wall and no activity inside.  Perhaps this warranted a closer look at what turned out to be a fish processing plant.

Glovertown Pulp and Paper

Posted on: Fri, 07/25/2014 - 15:15 By: Mike

History: 

The Terra Nova Sulphite Company sought funding for the construction of a new pulp and paper mill near present-day Glovertown, Newfoundland. The location was considered ideal because it was close to sea lanes, railways and a river for transporting logs and generating electricity.

Milo Mill

Posted on: Mon, 11/18/2013 - 15:15 By: Mike

History: 

I am able to find very little history on this site except that a paper mill was built here in 1890 which burned down in 1910. It was subsequently rebuilt. Whether this is the rebuilt mill is uncertain, and the circumstances of its eventual closure are unknown to me. If anyone can point me in a direction for further detail, it would be appreciated.


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Cascade Mill

Posted on: Mon, 11/11/2013 - 15:15 By: Mike

History: 

In 1825, Meredith Mallory acquired this property but found it difficult to access the water. Access roads were made, and trees cleared until a site was opened for a dam, grist mill and saw mill.

In 1866, a paper mill was built here but burned down in 1869. It was rebuilt and continued operation until 1900 when the property was purchased by Edward R. Taylor.

Holmes Foundry

Posted on: Mon, 09/23/2013 - 15:15 By: Mike

History: 

Business here began in 1918 as Holmes Blunt Ltd., opened by J.S. Blunt. The foundry manufactured car parts, predominantly engine-casting blocks for Ford.

In 1937, the workers here took part in a sit-down strike. It was shortlived as, 48 hours later, the workers were driven away from the plant by armed and violent hired thugs.

Parham Mill

Posted on: Tue, 07/02/2013 - 15:15 By: Mike

I spotted this place buried under the foliage and stopped in for a look. Almost immediately, however, I was set upon by a ravenous flock of mosquitoes who seemed determined to bleed me dry.

Unfortunately, I didn't stay long.

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