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Sir Collingwood Schreiber 1831-1918

Sir Collingwood Schreiber 1831-1918

Photo by contributor Thomas William Kirkbride - Posted June, 2006

Sir Collingwood Schreiber 1831-1918

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Plaque Location

The District of Thunder Bay
The Township of Schreiber
In Schreiber, on the northwest corner of
Scotia and Winnipeg Streets


Coordinates: N 48 48.454 W 87 16.006

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Plaque Text

This community, originally known as Isbester's Landing, was named in 1885 after Collingwood G. Schreiber. Born at Bradwell Lodge, near Colchester, England, Schreiber emigrated to Canada West in 1852. His training in England as a civil engineer enabled him to play a significant role as a field surveyor and administrator in Canada's era of railway expansion. Schreiber was associated with the Northern Railway between 1860-1864 and the Intercolonial between 1868-1875 before succeeding Sandford Fleming in 1880 as Engineer-in-Chief of the Canadian Pacific. Schreiber retained this position until 1892 when he became deputy minister of the federal Department of Railways and Canals. He was knighted in 1916 for his public services.

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Sir Sandford Fleming 1827-1915

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