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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Halley’s Comet Cairn (Sandy Lake, Municipality of Harrison Park)

A fieldstone cairn in Sandy Lake in the Municipality of Harrison Park was erected in 1986 by the students and staff of Sandy Lake School, with instructions to open it on the return of Halley’s Comet in 2062. Since then, the school closed and was converted into a motel, campground, and laundromat.

Halley’s Comet Monument beside the former Sandy Lake School

Halley’s Comet Monument beside the former Sandy Lake School (July 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N50.52559, W100.17079
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Sandy Lake School No. 1471 (Sandy Lake, Municipality of Harrison Park)

Sources:

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 February 2018

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