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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Gimli Dock and Lighthouse (Gimli, RM of Gimli)

In 1899 a grant from the Canadian federal government enabled the construction of a harbour at Gimli on the west shore of Lake Winnipeg. A permanent dock was built in 1900 and a lighthouse was added in 1910. An ice pile-up in April 1943 pushed over and damaged the lighthouse. In 1973 the original top, which had been kept by one of the last lighthouse keepers, was re-built atop a replica of the lighthouse, in the fishing village area, as a tourist attraction. The lighthouse is managed by the New Iceland Heritage Museum.

Gimli Lighthouse

Gimli Lighthouse (April 2017)
Source: Eric De Schepper

Gimli Lighthouse

Gimli Lighthouse (April 2017)
Source: Eric De Schepper

Gimli Lighthouse

Gimli Dock (April 2017)
Source: Eric De Schepper

Site Location (lat/long): N50.63173, W96.98395
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: New Iceland Heritage Museum (First Avenue, Gimli)

Sources:

Gimli Saga, The History of Gimli, Manitoba by the Gimli Women's Institute, 1975.

This page was prepared by Eric De Schepper and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 April 2017

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