Sproat's Landing: 0131.0474
0131.0474: Sproat's Landing
Named after Gilbert Malcolm Sproat, a Kootenay gold commissioner in 1888. Judge Sproat originally came to British Columbia to acquire timber suitable for sailing ship masts. Located in the area that subsequently held Waldie's Sawmill on the Columbia River across from Castlegar, B.C. Sproat's Landing was port-of-call for paddlewheelers travelling between Trail and the Arrow Lakes.
Medium: Photograph - Image
Date: Circa 1896
Collection: Kootenay Gallery of Art, History & Science (0131)
Keywords:sawmill railway yard office Sproat's Landing
Cities Castlegar Businesses
Industry Lumbering Companies and Mills Waldie's Sawmills
Physical Features Rivers Columbia River
Cities Sproats Landing
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