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Memorable Manitobans: Abner Lewis (?-?)


He was an American member of a consortium of American and Canadian businessmen who started a steamship business to compete with Norman Kittson. From 1864 to 1870, Kittson monopolized the river freight and passenger haulage on the Red River between the Red River Settlement and Dakota Territory. He is commemorated by Lewis Street in Winnipeg.


“Little streets named for big men” by Harry Shave, Winnipeg Free Press, 20 March 1965.

Page revised: 31 October 2009

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