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Dornie, Ontario
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member dutchmaster
N 45° 18.890 W 074° 42.633
18T E 522687 N 5017966
Quick Description: Now a quiet crossroads with few reminders in the Glengarry highlands.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 3/12/2006 11:46:21 AM
Waymark Code: WM8VM
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member LAEOL
Views: 122

Long Description:

THE DORNIE PORTAL

At one time this quiet intersection was the center of the busy rural community of Dornie with a sawmill, blacksmith shop, cheese factory, train station, school, store and boarding house. When the sawmill closed in 1893, this village began it's slow decline and final demise as a result of changes in social patterns and transportation as the car brought larger towns within easy reach.

Today this quiet spot along the Delisle river is just off the main highways and still sees passenger trains going between Ottawa and Montreal. The "portal" being the biggest most difficult to miss element marking this ghost town. A quiet spot for a break while touring the Glengarry Highlands.

Further details in this letter to the editor of the Glengarry News, from 1966.

Reason for Abandonment: Economic

Date Abandoned: 01/01/1893

Related Web Page: Not listed

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