P7222

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Details

ID Number

P7222

Item Name

Image

Title

Canadian Steel Corporation Planned Dock / Projet de quai d'embarquement de la société canadienne d'acier Canadian Steel

Title (Fre)

Projet de quai d'embarquement de la société canadienne d'acier Canadian Steel

Date

1917/12/17

Description

Black and white photograph of the site of the planned dock for the Canadian Steel Corporation at Ojibway; the Detroit River, covered in ice and snow, is visible on the left side of the photograph; a set of railroad tracks begins in the bottom right corner and extends vertically through the photograph; a crane is visible halfway up the photo on the right and a pier extending into the river is visible further up on the left; utility poles line the railroad tracks; hand printed in the bottom left corner is: "Canadian Steel Corporation Ltd. Looking north along river end of dock. 12-17-17".

History

The Canadian Steel Corporation, a subsidiary of the United States Steel Company, purchased an 1800 acre site around 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 - Ojibway

Collection Name

Museum Windsor

Subjects

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

Hoisting machinery / Grues

Ojibway (Ont.)

Piers & wharves / Appontements et quais

Progress photographs / Photographies Progress

Railroad tracks / Voie ferrée

Rivers / Cours d'eau

Utility poles / Poteaux des services publiques

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