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"Did you know...?"
         From the McKenzie files

1891 - Carmody Brothers of Port Colborne awarded contract to drill first well for Dunnville Natural Gas Co.

1912 - The Charles Ross Gas Company struck a well in Stromness that yielded more than 2 million cubic feet a day. Largest in Haldimand County.

1915 - Work on the new pipeline for gas from Selkirk to Simcoe was to commence, Monday.

1918 -  Drillers working Lyndoch & St. Williams field hope to drill between 3 & 4 thousand feet at head of Long Point.

1918 - Dominion to supply gas meters to the customers & rental not exceeding 10 cents per month.

Local natural gas, at the wellhead, is 96% methane.

...Learn more, come to the museum!

 

Collection of Antique Gas Metres.

An historical excerpt from a CDRM Inc. Newsletter, April 2007.

Cable drilling rig diagram.

SOMETHING FOR THE KIDS...

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR A PRINTABLE COPY FOR YOU TO PLAY AND LEARN WITH!

A drilling rig Fact Finder. Fold your fact finder and then start playing to find interesting facts about natural gas history.

 
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[ Explore ] [Enjoy] [ Did you know ] [ Drillers ] [ Teamsters ] [ Tool Dressers ]
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