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Thunder Bay in Thunder Bay District, Ontario — Central Canada (North America)
 

Elizabeth Muriel Gregory "Elsie" MacGill

(1905-1980)

 
 
Elizabeth Muriel Gregory "Elsie" MacGill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin Craft, July 10, 2017
1. Elizabeth Muriel Gregory "Elsie" MacGill Marker
Inscription.  
Elsie MacGill made remarkable contributions to aeronautical engineering by introducing mass-production techniques for the Hawker Hurricane built here during the Second World War and later by developing international air-worthiness regulations. Overcoming physical challenges resulting from polio to pursue graduate studies and build a career in aviation engineering, she paved the way for women to enter the profession. Continuing the legacy of her mother, Judge Helen Gregory MacGill, she advanced women's equality, particularly as a member of the Royal Commission on the Status of Women formed in 1967.

Elsie MacGill contribua grandement au génie aéronautique en introduisant des techniques de production en série pour le Hawker Hurricane, fabriqué ici pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale, puis en élaborant des règlements internationaux de navigabilité. Elle surmonta les séquelles de la polio pour mener des études supérieures et une carrière en génie aéronautique, ouvrant ainsi aux femmes l'accès à cette profession. Elle poursuivit l'oeuvre de sa mère, la juge Helen Gregory MacGill, en promouvant l'égalité des femmes, notamment à titre
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de membre de la Commission royale d'enquête sur la situation de la femme formée en 1967.
 
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceWar, World IIWomen. A significant historical year for this entry is 1905.
 
Location. 48° 21.454′ N, 89° 18.051′ W. Marker is in Thunder Bay, Ontario, in Thunder Bay District. Marker can be reached from Montreal Street, 0.4 kilometers east of Neebing Avenue. Marker is located in a small garden area just to the right of the security office for the Bombardier Transportation factory near Thunder Bay International Airport. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1001 Montreal Street, Thunder Bay ON P7C 4V6, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Canadian Car & Foundry (here, next to this marker); The Mission of the Immaculate Conception 1849 (approx. 2.6 kilometers away); Commemorating the 100 Millionth Tree Planted (approx. 3.8 kilometers away); Fort William (approx. 3.9 kilometers away); Union of the North West and Hudson's Bay Companies (approx. 4.1 kilometers away); The Western Route of the C.P.R. (approx. 4.6 kilometers away); Thunder Bay Public Library
Wideview of Elizabeth Muriel Gregory "Elsie" MacGill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin Craft, July 10, 2017
2. Wideview of Elizabeth Muriel Gregory "Elsie" MacGill Marker
Canadian Car & Foundry marker is adjacent
(approx. 4.8 kilometers away); 10-Mile Road Race (approx. 4.9 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Thunder Bay.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia - Elsie MacGill. (Submitted on August 7, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 7, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 7, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 276 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 7, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.

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