Here is our final installment in our theme of the overpass and grain elevators from the Yosh Tashiro Archive.

Skyline Bridge under construction

Skyline Bridge under construction

Looking East along Fisher from about 6th street. Are those telegraph wires in the foreground?

Looking East along Fisher from about 6th street. Are those telegraph wires in the foreground?

Parade coming down south side of Skyline Bridge. This may have been for either the Manitoba Centennial or the Canadian Centennial Year in 1967.

Parade coming down south side of Skyline Bridge. This may have been for either the Manitoba Centennial or the Canadian Centennial Year in 1967.

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  1. Murray Lyons

    The photo of those canoe teams coming down the Skyline Bridge was part of an historic canoe trip from the Rocky Mountains to the Great Lakes that was a 1967 Canada Centennial project. The big freighter canoes were placed on replica Red River carts as a way of duplicating what the fur traders and voyageurs did when moving from Lake Manitoba to the Assiniboine River, the longest portage on the old fur trade route–hence the Portage la Prairie name we know so well. It turns out that local knowledge helped the Manitoba team in 1967. A team member knew that there was an aircraft radio beacon tower just south of Delta Beach and they knew what direction to point their canoe and take a shortcut across the lake to arrive at Delta Beach first. The Manitoba canoe team in this great Centennial Year challenge was lead by a family of avid canoe enthusiasts named Rheaume from the Pas. One of the members of this family was Bud Rheaume who was a long-time vice principal at AMHS and later Prince Charles schools

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    • William Plenty

      Wow. Thanks for the info. We’ve got some photos of these same guys coming ashore at Delta. Will be posting them soon.

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