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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba’s Biggest Sturgeon Monument (Dominion City, Municipality of Emerson-Franklin)

This monument in Dominion City in the Municipality of Emerson-Franklin is an original size reproduction of Manitoba’s biggest sturgeon, weighing 406 pounds, measuring 15½ feet long, aged at 150 years, a female full of eggs, that was caught in the Roseau River east of Dominion City by Sandy Waddell on 27 October 1903. Hauled home in a seven-foot democrat by a team of horses, five feet of this monster fish still trailed on the ground. It is located beside the First Railway Monument.

Manitoba’s Biggest Sturgeon Monument

Manitoba’s Biggest Sturgeon Monument (August 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.14235, W97.15601
denoted by symbol on the map above


This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 January 2021

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