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Memorable Manitobans: Barney E. Lamm (1919-2002)

Aviation pioneer, tourist camp operator.

Born at Moorhead, Minnesota in 1919, he moved to northwestern Ontario in 1946 and built Barney’s Ball Lake Lodge on the shore of Ball Lake. Over the years, he developed and operated a network of sport fishing lodges and charter airlines in the Canadian wilderness. In 1970, the Ball Lake lodge closed because of dangerous levels of methyl-mercury in its water system and he worked to get compensation for lodge owners and First Nations’ people affected by the contamination. For the next 25 years, he was a central figure in Ontario Central Airlines, which was headquartered at Gimli. He and wife Marion L. Lamm (1923-1994) lived at 90 East Gate in Winnipeg. He died at Cincinnati, Ohio on 6 July 2002 and was interred in St. Joseph’s Cemetery at Moorhead, Minnesota.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Gods Lake Gold Mine (Gods Lake, Northern Manitoba)

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 10 July 2002.

“They will never be forgotten” by Kevin Rollason, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2002, page A8.

This page was prepared by Ian Stewart and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 July 2022

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