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Barge-mounted pile driver, Canadian Steel Corporation Ltd. construction site / Marteaux-pilons monté sur le péniche à le chantier de construction de la société canadienne d'acier Canadian Steel

Title (Fre)

Marteaux-pilons monté sur le péniche à le chantier de construction de la société canadienne d'acier Canadian Steel


ca 1918 - 1919


Black and white of a barge mounted pile driver at the Canadian Steel Corporation construction site at Ojibway; visible are railway tracks and Detroit river;


The Canadian Steel Corporation, a subsidiary of the United States Steel Company, purchased an 1800 acre site about 1917 and an elaborate town was planned to house workers at the plant. Roads were built and fire hydrants installed before the town itself was started and a four-lane divided highway separated the plant site from the town and connected it to Windsor, four kilometres away. The recession of the 1920s led the company to reassess the Canadian plant. Some mills were erected but the residential areas were never started. The depression of the 1930s finally killed the project, although the buildings which had been erected were used for war work in the 1940s. The town, which had been incorporated in 1913, remained a municipality although its population never exceded 100. It was annexed by Windsor in 1966, by which time natural regeneration had created a forest on the town site. Part of the site is now Windsor's nature park and the land planned for the Carnegie steel plant was developed for industry and is now known as the Morton Industrial Park. The residential area is now used by a harness racing complex, a new subdivision and the nature park.

Place made

Canada - Ontario - Windsor

Collection Name

Museum Windsor


Barges / Péniche

Canadian Steel Corporation Ltd. / Société canadienne de l'acier Canadian Steel ltd.

Construction industry / Industrie du bâtiment

Dredging / Draguer

Foundations / Fondations

Great Lakes Dredging Co. Ltd. / Compagnie de dragage Great Lakes Draguer

Harbours / Ports

Hoisting machinery / Grues

Ojibway (Ont.)

Piers & wharves / Appontements et quais

Pile drivers / Marteaux-pilons

Railroad tracks / Voie ferrée

Steel industry / Industrie sidérurgique

Structural frames / Charpentes

Waterfronts / Quais

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