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Page 28: Present Day King's Highway 17 Photographs (Vermilion Bay to Kenora)


HWY 17 #133 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #134 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - A heavily-overgrown Hwy 17 alignment emerges from the woods just west of Vermilion Bay
(Photograph taken on August 25, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - A long-abandoned portion of Hwy 17 near George Lake
(Photograph taken on August 25, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #135 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #136 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - This old Hwy 17 alignment near George Lake now serves as an access road to a radio tower
(Photograph taken on August 25, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - No, this is not a modern-day "Hepburn Sidewalk". One lane of pavement was removed quite recently on this old Hwy 17 alignment west of Vermilion Bay. This road still serves as an access road to a nearby lake, although it is unclear why only half of the old pavement was removed.
(Photograph taken on August 25, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #137 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #138 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - This old Hwy 17 alignment near Willard Lake now serves as an access road to a sand pit
(Photograph taken on August 25, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - An abandoned alignment of Hwy 17 east of Willard Lake
(Photograph taken on August 25, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #139 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #140 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Abandoned alignment of Hwy 17 at Willard Lake. A portion of this old Hwy 17 alignment is still maintained by MTO as an access road to Willard Lake. It has an unposted designation of Hwy 7057.
(Photograph taken on August 25, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Another abandoned alignment of Hwy 17 at Willard Lake
(Photograph taken on August 25, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #141 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #142 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Abandoned Hwy 17 alignment immediately east of the Willard Lake Subway
(Photograph taken on August 25, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Willard Lake Subway on Hwy 17, facing west towards Kenora. Structure completed in 1935.
(Photograph taken on August 25, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #143 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #144 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Close-up of unusual "CPR 1935" date stamp on Willard Lake Subway
(Photograph taken on August 25, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Looking east along Hwy 17 towards Vermilion Bay through Willard Lake Subway
(Photograph taken on August 25, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #145 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #146 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Eastern end of old Rae Lake alignment of Hwy 17 east of Kenora. The Rae Lake Diversion was constructed in the 1960s, completely bypassing the old highway at the south end of Rae Lake.
(Photograph taken on August 25, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - The old highway alignment at the south end of Rae Lake featured some steep banked curves
(Photograph taken on August 25, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #147 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #148 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - The young forests around Rae Lake are slowly engulfing the former Hwy 17 alignment
(Photograph taken on August 25, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Another banked curve on the former Hwy 17 alignment at Rae Lake
(Photograph taken on August 25, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #149 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #104 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Western end of abandoned Hwy 17 alignment at Rae Lake west of Longbow Corners. The old highway at Rae Lake is actually part of a long series of abandoned alignments from Willard Lake to Dogtooth and Longbow Lakes, totalling some 25 km of former roadway.
(Photograph taken on August 25, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north on Hwy 71 towards Hwy 17 Junction at Longbow Corners
(Photograph taken on March 31, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #106 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #105 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east on Hwy 17 towards Hwy 71 Junction at Longbow Corners
(Photograph taken on March 31, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Overhead signs at junction of Hwy 17 and Hwy 17A east of Kenora
(Photograph taken on March 31, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #107 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #108 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Junction of Hwy 17 and Hwy 17A (Kenora Bypass) east of Kenora
(Photograph taken on March 31, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Looking east along Hwy 17 from Hwy 17A Junction east of Kenora
(Photograph taken on March 31, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)




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