Schreiber in Thunder Bay District, Ontario — Central Canada (North America)
Sir Collingwood Schreiber
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.
Erected by Archaeological and Historic Sites Board of Ontario.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Man-Made Features • Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is December 14, 1831.
Location. 48° 48.455′ N, 87° 16.013′ W. Marker Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Schreiber ON P0T 2S0, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 13 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Schreiber World War I Memorial (here, next to this marker); Japanese-Canadian Road Camps (a few steps from this marker); Glacial Terraces (approx. 12.4 kilometers away).
Also see . . . Wikipedia - Sir Collingwood Schreiber. (Submitted on August 23, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 23, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 144 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 23, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.