A while ago, I wrote about some of the shippers and receivers at Port Rowan and St. Williams. I’ve now received some more excellent information about the traffic on the line, from reader and Port Rowan resident Monte Reeves.
At St. Williams…
* McCalls shipped boats (eight to a boxcar) to Eaton’s in Toronto
* Hammonds Mill received bagged feed additives and charcoal briquets
* Hammonds Mill shipped grain in boxcars
At Port Rowan…
* Potter Motors received Farmall tractors on 53′ flat cars.
* At one time, Port Rowan received private cars carrying the members of Long Point Company, who visited their private paradise on Long Point during duck hunting season.
(In 2008, The Toronto Star wrote an article on Long Point that includes some information about the Long Point Company. Definitely worth a read.)
Monte supplied this information in a comment on my post about waybill boxes. There’s more information in that comment, so have a look.
Thanks, Monte – you’re giving me some great ideas for traffic on the branch. Now, to find a suitable 53′ NKP flat car…