Carloads of sand

I’m reading Historical Sketch of Eastern Kings written by Mary MacDonald in May 1972. It’s a really great community history book and well worth reading.

She includes a section on Black Pond, PEI and mentions this detail;

Below the Aneas Campbell property, now Loch Dhu Haven, a number of railway cars of sand were shipped for use in making glass.

Now that’s interesting. She doesn’t indicate a time frame for when this industry was active or for how long it operated but it’s another one to keep an eye out for. I assume that sand was bagged and handled in box cars and was unloaded at the nearest station. I wonder where it originated and if this industry appears elsewhere on PEI?

Categories: PEIR in print, PEIR Souris Subdivision

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