KEY HARBOUR

NAME: Key Harbour
COUNTY: --
ROADS: 2WD
GRID: 1
CLIMATE: Snow in Winter, Warm Summer.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Summer
COMMENTS: Worth Seeing.
REMAINS: Original buildings throughout newer ones.
North of Byng Inlet is Key Harbour which is accessible only by boat. Key Harbour was a settlement rather than a town. It existed primarily as an iron ore and coal port. The discovery of a huge body of iron ore at Moose Mountain in the early 1900s gave rise to the need for facilities for shipping the ore. The settlement consisted of hopper buildings, conveyers, a powerhouse, and docks for ships. Key Harbourís inhabitants had to be content with a boarding house, a few stores and cabins. The end came during the 1960s when all commerce and industry ceased and Key Harbour became a real ghost town. Submitted by: Henry Chenoweth

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