A wooden grain elevator in Somerset, on the CNR Carman Subdivision in what is now the Municipality of Lorne, was built for Manitoba Pool Elevators in 1926. It was replaced in 1992 by a steel elevator whose capacity was doubled in 2004 when the former Pool elevator, annex and steel silos at La Riviere were moved beside it. Closed around 2001, the facility is now operated by Delmar Commodities.
Agent / Buyer
Joseph A. De Vos
Aerial view of the grain elevators at Somerset (1990s)
Source: S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University
The 1926 Manitoba Pool grain elevator at the site, with Paterson and UGG grain elevators in the background (1962)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson
The Manitoba Pool grain elevator from La Riviere being moved to Somerset (November 2004)
Source: Chris Thompson
The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Somerset (July 2005)
Source: Bernie Freeman
The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Somerset (August 2022)
Source: Rose Kuzina
Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.41170, W98.66170
denoted by symbol on the map above
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator (La Riviere, Municipality of Pembina)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Paterson Grain Elevator (Somerset, Municipality of Lorne)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: United Grain Growers Grain Elevator (Somerset, Municipality of Lorne)
Manitoba Pool Fonds, S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University.
Page revised: 16 September 2022
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