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Lake Erie and Detroit River

Incorporated 1885 as Lake Erie, Essex and Detroit River by Hiram Walker.
Began operating 1888. Renamed 1891 Lake Erie and Detroit River.
January 23, 1904 leased to Pere Marquette.
Pere Marquette purchased 1939 by Chesapeake and Ohio by merger and
amalgamated June 6, 1947. Name Pere Marquette continued in use.

Pere Marquette map

Advertisement Rod and Gun in Canada July 1899. ENLARGE map
Shows London & Port Stanley leased 1894 for 20 years.
Note: Running rights 1897 over CASO and MCR.

Rond Eau (French for round water) was the second provincial park 1894.

LE&DR 13 diamond stack woodburner!
Southwestern Ontario digital archives


L&DR 51 in Port Stanley.

Walkerville station. Demolished 1957.

Pere Marquette ferry dock Windsor.

Pere Marquette station and train with omnibuss. Hand coloured postcard.

Excursion ticket over L&PS from Port Stanley to St.Thomas.

LE&DR switch key.



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