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Assiginack Historical Sites
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Assiginack Historical Sites
Assiginack Historical Sites
Assiginack
Manitoulin Island, Ontario  P0P 1N0

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Tel: 705-859-3905
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Open from June to September

Site 1 Assiginack Museum

Located in the original town lock-up and jailer's home built between 1878-1883. This stone building located in the centre of the community houses a diverse collection of artifacts which portray the area's history from the 1830's to the present.
Also on the grounds are a pioneer home, school, blacksmith shop and driving shed. A new addition featuring an additional 1500 square feet of display space and a research centre is slated to open in the summer of 2001.
Open daily June 1 to September 30 from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Site 2 S.S. Norisle Heritage Park

Features one of the few remaining steamships in Canada, the S.S. Norisle, a 200 foot vessel that served as a ferry for many years. Currently being refurbished, more can be learned at www.norisle.com
The Manitoulin Roller Mills built c. 1885 is a large 3 storey gist mill which houses a number of agricultural displays as well as the original milling equipment. Adjacent to the mill is its warehouse now used as a summer theater and for pictorial display of the area's history.

Site 3 St. Paul's Anglican Church

The oldest church building in Northern Ontario, constructed in 1845. The grounds surrounding the church are a cemetery with stones from the 1860's. Directly behind the church is the Manitowaning Lighthouse built in 1886.

All 3 sites are within walking distance of each other.




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