A 26,000-bushel wooden grain elevator at Swan Lake, on the CNR Carman Subdivision in the Municipality of Lorne, was built in 1924 and operated by Paterson Grain. In 1940, a 17,000-bushel balloon annex was built beside it, joined in 1953 by a 44,000-bushel crib annex. All were present in the mid-1970s at the time of the Grain Handling and Transportation Commission. Closed on 31 July 2006, the bins were dismantled and moved to the Windy Bay Hutterite Colony in May 2008. The remaining elevator and annex were demolished in early December 2008.
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Federal Grain Elevator / Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator / United Grain Growers Grain Elevator (Swan Lake, Municipality of Lorne)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: United Grain Growers Grain Elevator (Swan Lake, Municipality of Lorne)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator (Swan Lake, Municipality of Lorne)
Paterson Grain Brief, Reg Forbes Collection, 17-2002, Series II, Box 4, Grain Handling and Transportation Commission, Area 2 - Somerset 1347, S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University.
We thank Bernie Freeman, Ray and Ina Adams, Justin De Baets, and George Penner for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 1 July 2019
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