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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Grand Marais Pier (Grand Marais, RM of St. Clements)

A sign on the eastern shore of Lake Winnipeg, at the head of Central Avenue in Grand Marais, in the Rural Municipality of St. Clements, commemorates a former pier that once stood nearby. In 1930, the pier was constructed by the Nelson River Construction Company using funds provided by the federal government. Wooden piles were installed to provide protection from ice and waves to fishing and pleasure boats and barges that were moored here.

The pier was eventually abandoned and, over time, it has been eroded away until only a row of large boulders is now visible.

A view of the former pier site at beach level

A view of the former pier site at beach level (May 2020)
Source: Rose Kuzina

The former pier at Grand Marais

The former pier at Grand Marais (April 2023)
Source: Glen Toews

Commemorative sign for the Grand Marais pier

Commemorative sign for the Grand Marais pier (April 2023)
Source: Glen Toews

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.55028, W96.63389
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Manitoba Business: Nelson River Construction Company


Grand Marais Walking Tour, 2019.

This page was prepared by Rose Kuzina, Glen Toews, and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 April 2023

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