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Ontario Railway Stations

Gravenhurst

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    Grand Trunk Railway (Muskoka Wharf)

    Publisher: Nerlich & Co., Toronto, ca. 1908

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    Grand Trunk Railway (Muskoka Wharf)

    ca. early 1900s

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    Canadian National Railway (Muskoka Wharf)

    ca. 1930s

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    Canadian National Railway (Muskoka Wharf)

    Publisher: PECO, ca. 1930s

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    Canadian National Railway (Muskoka Wharf former)

    © Jeri Danyleyko, 2014

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    Grand Trunk Railway

    ca. 1911

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    Grand Trunk Railway (station bar)

    Cara Holdings Limited / Library and Archives Canada / e002852685, ca. 1910

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    Grand Trunk Railway

    ca. 1919

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    Grand Trunk Railway

    Source: Osmond Fenwick Adams / Library and Archives Canada / ca. 1920

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    Canadian National Railway

    Publisher: PECO, ca. 1930s

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    Canadian National Railway

    ca. 1931

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    Canadian National Railway

    ca. 1973

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    Ontario Northland Railway

    Photo: Ted Wickham, Publisher: JBC Visuals, ca. 1986

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    Ontario Northland Railway (former)

    © Jeri Danyleyko, 2014

Despite being a small place, Gravenhurst was served by two railway stations for over 75 years.

The Muskoka Wharf spur was built by the Northern Railway of Canada in 1875. The plan was to open up the north and offer both rail service and steamship access to the Muskoka lakes. The Muskoka Wharf station was built by the GTR (later CN) in 1896. Passenger service lasted until 1952. The station has been fully restored and is now part of the "Muskoka Wharf," an 89-hectare waterfront commercial and tourist area. It is still used as a depot for steamship service.

The Gravenhurst station was built by the GTR in 1919. It replaced an earlier station that was destroyed by fire in 1913. It was used by the Ontario Northland Railway until September 2012. It is currently used as a depot for Northlander buses. It is also home to a small café known as the "Coffee Station."

Both stations are owned by the town of Gravenhurst.