Sinclair Grain Elevator

Sinclair grain elevator
Sinclair grain elevator

The small town of Sinclair in western Manitoba has one grain elevator. The Sinclair grain elevator is a former Manitoba Pool grain elevator, now presumably privately owned.

Sinclair grain elevator
Sinclair grain elevator

This elevator consists of a central elevator with an attached annex, and a covered driveway on the non-rail side. The elevator has a siding on the CP Arcola subdivision but it does not appear to use rail service. CP has applied to abandon this section of rail.

The elevator was listed in the Canadian Grain Commission’s directory until 2001 with a capacity of 4,240 tonnes.

The elevator may be in use for private grain storage.

There was at least one other elevator in Sinclair in the past. This photo shows what may be a Lake of the Woods grain elevator in 1909.

Tennis in Sinclair, 1909
Tennis in Sinclair, 1909

Sinclair is near the edge of the Bakken oil fields, and there are oil wells nearby.

Oil well and grain elevator
Oil well and grain elevator

 

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