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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Norseman Bush Plane (Mystery Lake Road, Thompson)

This 1946 Norseman bush plane was mounted on a pedestal on Mystery Lake Road in Thompson to commemorate northern aviation and its role in opening up Manitoba's north for economic development. A monument near the plane acknowledges that bush planes were also used to transport Indigenous children to residential schools. A group of volunteers, under the supervision of Fred Palmer and Marion Morberg, spent over two years to restore the aircraft that had crashed near Garden Hill. The plane was dedicated in June 2008.

Norseman bush plane

Norseman bush plane (June 2022)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Indigenous monument near Norseman bush plane

Indigenous monument near Norseman bush plane (June 2022)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N55.75122, W97.84470
denoted by symbol on the map above


This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and George Penner.

Page revised: 18 September 2022

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