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The Owen Sound Grain Elevators and their Interesting History!

Posted by Mike Seiler on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 9:41am

Whether you've lived in Owen Sound all your life, or you're visiting for the day, (and considering buying some affordable real estate in the area), you'll want to visit the North Point of the West Harbour Front Wall!

Here you'll be able to have an up-close view of the Owen Sound Grain Elevators, and take in some breathtaking Georgian Bay Water Views! This is the closest point of the Harbour to the Georgian Shores Marina, and the Yacht Club, so from here you'll also catch some great scenes of boating activities.

Built in 1884 by the Canadian Pacific Railway, the Grain Elevators have been a vibrant part of the booming industry in Owen Sound!

In 1911, the Grain Elevators were destroyed by fire and weren't rebuilt again until 1925!

While the Owen Sound Grain Elevators are still in operation today, they are so at a very limited capacity due to the lack of required dredging. It is said that only 2% of the freight ships are able to dock at the grain elevators due to the shallow harbour.

Check out some aerial videography, and a hyper time-lapse in the video here!

I've always thought the the towers would make awesome Condo's! :)

Thanks for stopping by! If you're looking to buy or sell real estate in the Owen Sound area, please feel free to reach out to Century 21 In-Studio Realty!

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