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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Federal Grain Elevator / Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator (Libau, RM of St. Clements)

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A 40,000-bushel wooden grain elevator at Libau, on the CNR Victoria Beach Subdivision in the Rural Municipality of St. Clements, was built in 1946 by Searle Grain. Expanded to 100,000 bushels around 1956, the facility was sold in 1967 to Federal Grain and in 1972 to Manitoba Pool. Extensive renovations in mid-1995, at a cost of $331,000, increased its throughput from 2,800 to 4,000 bushels per hour. Closed by Agricore in 2001, the eleator was sold into private ownership. The elevator appeared to be unused at the time of a 2018 site visit.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1967-1972

?

1972-1975

Lawrence W. Oehlerking

1975-1987

Peter Lebitt

1987-1989

Jan Swaak

1989-1998

Greg Stefaniuk

1998-2001

?

Photos & Coordinates

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Libau

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Libau (no date)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Libau

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Libau (July 2014)
Source: Jean McManus

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Libau

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Libau (August 2018)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.26976, W96.71642
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Manitoba Pool Fonds, S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Jean McManus.

Page revised: 15 July 2020

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