Tin Town

Tin Town

Tin Town

Tin Town

Tin Town

Tin Town

Tin Town

Tin Town

Tin Town

Tin Town

Tin Town

Tin Town

Tin Town

I am indebted to Robert Adams from the University of Michigan for alerting me to Tin Town, on the south shore of Lake Manitoba. A series of small hunting huts off the grid and now somewhat devastated by the flooding from the spring of 2011. I went out there today and this is some of what I found.

There are some new drawings in progress – I will post on them soon.

 

 

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6 comments
  1. Mark Ruthven said:

    Reminds me rather of a similar disparate territory, projecting into the English channel, just east of Camber, Kent, with similar rusting, fledgeling structures floating on the landscape

  2. Collin Pritchard said:

    Your 7th and 8th photos, the cabin with the antlers on the side, was built by my father (Jack) and his hunting buddy (Andy) in the early ’60’s. Didn’t have the front deck on it in those days, but it was their pride and joy. This brings back a flood of great memories of when they were building it, spending family weekends there, hanging out at Delta Beach, walking out to the boathouse on the “boardwalk” and smelling that wonderful swamp! I was so glad when I found these photos and showed them to Dad a couple of years ago. He absolutely loved them!! Thanks so much for posting them.

    • natchard said:

      Thank you for your comment, Colin.
      I found it a pretty strange and thrilling place (and slightly curious that it was possible to set up a shooting village next to a bird sanctuary…). I was told about it by a colleague in the ‘States who used to go there as a child from North Dakota.
      Best wishes,
      Nat

  3. Collin Pritchard said:

    By the way, were there still a number of old railway boxcars turned into “cabins” in Tin Town? One of dad’s friends (Sid) owned one of those.

    Dad’s suffering with Dementia now, so I printed the picture of his cabin for him (hope that’s okay with you). We talked about it on the weekend and he remembered building it and exactly how it was laid out. Thanks again for the memories.

    All the best,
    Collin

    • natchard said:

      I don’t remember the boxcars but I will dig out the photographs and have a look. Please feel free to print – I’m glad they tickled old memories.
      Best wishes,
      Nat

      • Collin Pritchard said:

        Hello again Nat.

        I just scanned an old photo of Dad’s “hunting lodge” from around 1965 and wanted to send it to you for comparison. Would you mind sending me your email address and I’ll send it to you?

        Sadly, Dad passed away last April, but he was thrilled when I showed him your pictures of Tin Town.

        Thanks,
        Collin

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