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The original station site in the foreground with an original mill dwelling behind.
©Yvan Charbonneau

Redwater began as a small section village on the Temiskaming & Northern Ontario Railway (later ONR) around 1905. The settlement contained little more than a small station, telegraph key, bunkhouse, and a few other railway structures. A tragic event took place in 1909 when telegraph operator W.J. Dyston died following a beating by two section men.

By the mid-teens Redwater was home to a lumber mill and small settlement along the tracks. The townsite included a bunkhouse, 10 homes, and later a company store and post office.

Although the mill closed before 1929, a handful of families remained in this remote area until the 1950s. By the late 50s, the community was completely abandoned.

In the 1960s, Redwater found new life as a seasonal vacation site for cottagers. Little remains of the early village other than a number of cellar holes. Learn more

How to get there

Redwater is located in Nipissing District and is accessible by foot from the nearest road access. See the detailed map for more information

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