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Arnes Fish Plant

The Arnes Fish Plant, from 1951, is a rare surviving link to the once-thriving fishing industry that dominated economic life around Lake Winnipeg in the early 1900s.

Inaugurated by Steve Sigurdson and Joseph Dzydz, the building still boasts the original core, as well as filleting tables and a large industrial scale. Steve Sigurdson invented mounted ice augers and net pullers, manufactured jiggers, and sold all of these wares across Canada.

The simple utilitarian building is typical for such quasi-industrial enterprises, in this case still boasting original wood construction materials, sheathing and windows and doors.

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