LAKE TEMAGAMI ATLAS    Obabika Inlet (Draft)                                     UPDATED: 8.10.05

Lake Temagami Atlas: Obabika Inlet map

Crooked Lake route Stony Portage, Crooked Lake and the liftover are the original nastwagan between Obabika Inlet and Obabika Lake. Stony Portage is the translated name from Nishnabai, describing the condition footpath.

Obabika Portage The most-used portage between Temagami and Obabika lakes was originally built by the Golden Rose Mine (aka Afton Mine and Emerald Lake Mine) for its supply route between the Temagami railway station and Emerald Lake. The route to the gold mine consisted of scows on four lakes (Temagami, Obabika, Pond and Emerald) and three wagon portages. The route probably began in the late 1920s, and operated until about 1935 when a road was built from River Valley on the Sturgeon River, south of Emerald Lake. The now-defunct mine had a checkered history. Actual production was largely limited to the late 1930s, The fever began in the 1890s and still infects hopeful prospectors and small-mine entrepreneurs in unsuccessful fits and starts.

After construction, the Obabika Portage largely replaced the Crooked Lake canoe route.

 

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