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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Treesbank Ferry Monument (Municipality of Glenboro-South Cypress)

The first Treesbank Ferry gave access to the Dominion Land Office of 1880 on the west side of the Assiniboine River, just up from the mouth of the Souris River. It served the area at this location until the railway came to Treesbank. It was then moved upstream to NE17-8-16W and known as Clark’s Crossing. In 1898-1899, the Rural Municipality of South Cypress constructed a road, built a new ferry, and took over its operation. When the Treesbank Bridge opened 2½ miles upstream, in September 1989, this long-established crossing closed after 109 years of service.

Automobile crossing aboard the Treesbank Ferry

Automobile crossing aboard the Treesbank Ferry (no date)
Source: Janet Moore

Automobile crossing aboard the Treesbank Ferry

Automobile crossing aboard the Treesbank Ferry (no date)
Source: Janet Moore

Treesbank Ferry location

Treesbank Ferry location (August 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Treesbank Ferry commemorative plaque

Treesbank Ferry commemorative plaque (August 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.66388, W99.60192
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Treesbank Bridge Plaque (Municipality of Oakland-Wawanesa)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Stockton Ferry Monument (Municipality of Glenboro-South Cypress)

Sources:

We thank Janet Moore for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 December 2020

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