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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator / Private Grain Elevator (Sinclair, RM of Pipestone)

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Agents / Buyers | Photos & Coordinates | Sources

A wooden grain elevator at Sinclair, on the CPR Arcola Subdivision in the Rural Municipality of Pipestone, was built in 1928 by Manitoba Pool Elevators on behalf of a local association. In 1965, a new crib annex was built on the west side of the elevator, increasing its original 50,000-bushel capacity to 151,400 bushels. Renovations made in 1976 included installation of a digital scale, a new hoist, a second leg, and a new driveshed and office. Closed in 2002, the elevator was sold into private ownership. Used for a few years for local grain storage, it has been unused for over a decade, according to local residents.

New crib annex (1965)

Agents / Buyers


Agent / Buyer


W. R. Sabiston


John Wilson “Jack” Hyslop (1901-?)




A. A. McKinnon


Harold B. Graham




Maurice J. McCowan


Howard M. Wilton


Eugene Trush

Photos & Coordinates

Aerial view of the Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Sinclair

Aerial view of the Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Sinclair (1990s)
Source: S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Sinclair

Former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Sinclair (September 2014)
Source: Jean McManus

Aerial view of former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Sinclair

Aerial view of former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Sinclair (June 2020)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.56964, W101.28864
denoted by symbol on the map above


United Grain Growers Fonds, MSS76, Box 60, University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections.

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

We thank Jean McManus, Steve Boyko, and Eugene Trush for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 June 2020

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