An octagonal water tower in Clearwater, in the Municipality of Louise, is a provincially-designated historic site. Built by the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1903, its cedar-lined tank has a capacity of 181,840 liters (40,000 gallons) of water. The tower became obsolete when, in 1957, the railway converted to diesel power and no longer needed large volumes of water for steam-powered locomotives. It still provides water for the use of local residents.
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Glenboro Railway Water Tower (Railway Avenue, Glenboro, Municipality of Glenboro-South Cypress)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Agricultural Museum (Austin, Municipality of North Norfolk)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Provincially Designated Historic Sites
Clearwater Canadian Pacific Railway Water Tower, Manitoba Water Resources Branch.
We thank Ed Grassick and George Penner for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 12 September 2020
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