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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Breidavik-Hnausa Memorial Monument (Municipality of Bifrost-Riverton)

In 1876, about 35 Icelandic families settled the Lake Winnipeg shoreline between Arnes (Drunken Point) and Sandy Bar, which they called Breidavik (Broad Bay). In 1889, Hnausa post office was established in the home of Rev. Magnus J. Skaptason from Hnausar in Iceland. A trading and shipping centre was founded by Stefan and Johannes Sigurdson in 1890. Hnausa was the named adopted for Baldur School and Jellicoe, the Canadian Pacific Railway siding.

Breidavik-Hnausa Memorial Monument

Breidavik-Hnausa Memorial Monument (September 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.90526, W96.99424
denoted by symbol on the map above


This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 January 2021

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