Kingsmere River Portage Rail Cart


This cart was used to portage boats around low water in the Kingsmere River on a narrow gauge rail line of about a quarter of a mile for many years. When it was replaced by a lighter cart, the National Park Service donated it to the Museum.

The aluminum canoe was donated to the Museum to ride on the rail cart by its owners, Stan and Blanche Macdonald of Saskatoon who had a portable cabin for many years on Block S. Blanche was the daughter of S. V. (Sam) Brayford and worked on the docks for several summers for the Brayford and Pease Boat business.

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