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Alberta Pool 9

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Alberta Pool 9

A full view of Alberta Pool 9 taken from shore. The Essex Trader is docked in the slip.

Alberta Pool 9

Alberta Pool 9's concrete workhouse and annexes to the left. A ship with an assisting tug is docked at Saskatchewan Wheat Pool 4 to the right.

Alberta Pool 9

An early photo of Alberta Pool 9 when it was called Union Terminal.

Alberta Pool 9

A view between Alberta Pool 9's newest annex (left) and workhouse (right). A connecting gallery runs between the two structures.

Alberta Pool 9

A long view of Alberta Pool 9 taken from out on the lake. The inshore annex on the right is in the process of being demolished.

Alberta Pool 9

A closer view of Alberta Pool 9's inshore annex being demolished. A crane and wrecking ball were used to tear down this elevator. The UGG A carshed and outshore annex are visible to the left.

Alberta Pool 9

A view of the wrecking ball in action demolishing Alberta Pool 9's last annex. The still active Saskatchewan Wheat Pool 4A is visible in the background with a ship in the shared slip. Ships would encounter debris in this slip for years later, and extra work had to be performed to clear the lake bottom.

Alberta Pool 9

Another view of the wrecking ball demolishing the Alberta Pool 9 annexes, leaving the concrete workhouse for last.

Alberta Pool 9

Alberta Pool 9's workhouse awaiting demolition among the rubble of its annexes. Richardson Current River/UGG A (background left) would later build a pellet plant on the Pool 9 site.

Whalen Ice-breaking at Pool 4, early 1920

A photo taken from Saskatchewan Wheat Pool 4A of the James Whalen breaking ice in the shared Pool 4A and Alberta Pool 9 slip. Pool 9's outshore annexes visible. Photo taken circa 1920.

Alberta Pool 9 demo

A close up view of Alberta Pool 9's workhouse being demolished with a wrecking ball. Saskatchewan Wheat Pool 4A's workhouse visible to the left.

Alberta Pool 9

A full view of Alberta Pool 9 taken from the frozen slip.

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