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Historic Sites of Manitoba: United Grain Growers Grain Elevator (Coatstone, Municipality of Deloraine-Winchester)

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A wooden grain elevator at the siding of Coatstone, on the now-abandoned CNR Wakopa Subdivision in what is now the Municipality of Deloraine-Winchester, was built by United Grain Growers in 1927. It closed due to railway abandonment in July 1961, while still full of grain, and was sold in June 1962. It has since been removed from the site.

Agents / Buyers


Agent / Buyer


Nels Peter Nelson (1867-1951)


Elevator closed


William Thomas Freeman (1906-1977)


Elevator closed


Walter Carl Pederson (?-?)


Peter Christianson (1895-1965)


Alfred E. “Alf” Bass

Photos & Coordinates

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Coatstone

United Grain Growers grain elevator at Coatstone (1960)
Source: Mike Bass

UGG truck beside the grain elevator at Coatstone

UGG truck beside the grain elevator at Coatstone (1961)
Source: Mike Bass

UGG agent Alfred Bass with his children at the Coatstone elevator

UGG agent Alfred Bass with his children at the Coatstone elevator (1960)
Source: Mike Bass

Site Location (lat/long): N49.15070, W100.42320
denoted by symbol on the map above


Deloraine West topographic map, 62F/01 East, Edition 1, Series A743 [Archives of Manitoba].

United Grain Growers Fonds, University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections.

Grain Elevators in Canada, compiled by Board of Grain Commissioners for Canada, Winnipeg, 1912-1930, 1930-1953, 1953-1998 [Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries], 1998-2016 [Canadian Grain Commission].

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Mike Bass.

Page revised: 26 July 2020

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