Trout Lake, BC



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Abandoned house, Trout Lake

Photograph depicts an abandoned house in a semi-host town viallage that dated back to 1895-1900. It was coverd with hop flowers which was typical for most of the deserted homes in the area. Village had 20 buildings standings of which 12 were occupied.

Davies' car

Photograph taken in Trout Lake City which had no electricity, so the pumps displayed were hand worked. The car belonged to the Davies family. It was a 1953 Vauxhall Velox.

Lake Steamer, "Proctor"

Photograph depicts a lake steamer called "Proctor." It was a wood hull steam vessel that was built in Nelson in 1900 and was owned by the CPR. It worked on Kootenay Lake till 1904 and then transferred to Trout Lake. The vessel was sold by the CPR in 1917 when they quit the service and ran privately till it was laid up in 1921.

Surviving building, Gerard

Photograph depicts the only surviving building in the ghost town of Gerard. Its survival was due to the ownership and periodic use of the B.C. Government Fisheries Department.

Trout Lake Esso Service

Photograph depicts the one and only service station that was in Trout Lake City. It had manual pumps as there was no distributed electricity in the village.

Undershot water wheel

Photograph depicts the same person who owned the service station building electric generator house in Trout Lake. He also built an undershot water wheel that was driven by Lardeau Creek.

Water wheel on Lordeau Creek River

Photograph depicts a working undershot water wheel on Lardeau Creek River. It was the only water wheel seen in B.C. between 1963 and 1970. It was designed to drive an electricity generating set, but it was not coupelled to the set at the time.