This photo was posted by Robyn Buffett in Muskoka History and Genealogy.
The name “Muskoka Wharf” has referred to two different sections of Gravenhurst Bay over time. Unlike Huntsville or Bracebridge, the train station in Gravenhurst was 1.2 km inland from the waterfront. To provide seasonal direct access to the lake and its logging industry and passenger steamships, the first Muskoka Wharf was constructed as a rail spur that split off the main line south of Gravenhurst and extended into the lake on a filled-in pier. At its peak at the end of the 19th century and early 20th century, hundreds, even thousands, of immigrants, summer tourists, visitors, and cottage dwellers were seen on the Muskoka Wharf Station docks, ready to board steamships that would take them to their destinations on Lake Muskoka, Lake Joseph, and Lake Rosseau.
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