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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Honey Wagon Shack (Rosser Avenue East, Brandon)

This simple wooden building, with an exterior clad in corrugated metal panels, overlooks the Assiniboine River on the east side of Brandon. It is the remains of a primitive sewage disposal system used in the early 20th century, wherein raw sewage collected from around the city by horse-drawn wagons was brought here and poured into a cast-iron pipe at the rear of the building. The pipe discharged the sewage into the river and it was carried away by flowing water. The building is part of an environmental interpretive trail at the site.

The former Honey Wagon Shack in Brandon

The former Honey Wagon Shack in Brandon (September 2019)
Source: David Ford

Interior of the former Honey Wagon Shack in Brandon

Interior of the former Honey Wagon Shack in Brandon (September 2019)
Source: David Ford

Back of the former Honey Wagon Shack in Brandon

Back of the former Honey Wagon Shack in Brandon (September 2019)
Source: David Ford

Metal pipe of the discharge point for the former Honey Wagon Shack into the Assiniboine River

Metal pipe of the discharge point for the former Honey Wagon Shack into the Assiniboine River (September 2019)
Source: David Ford

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.84920, W99.91227
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Abandoned Manitoba

Sources:

This page was prepared by David Barnes, David Ford, and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 September 2019

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