Cobalt Historical Society
Fund Raising Goals

Right-of-Way head frame

The Cobalt Historical Society maintains the Heritage Silver Trail, a self-guided tour through the Town of Cobalt and the back roads of Coleman Township. We are a volunteer, not-for profit organization. Our duties include keeping the trails clean and safe for those who visit the historic mining community.

If you've been to Cobalt before, you have likely spotted the iconic head frame of the Right-of-Way Mine at the north end of Cobalt Lake. This is one of the few century-old mine structures that still stands today; the rest have long collapsed and have been removed.

"While Right-of-Way is not the only headframe still standing in the Cobalt area, it is the only one that really has a hope of standing another 50 years, provided the care is taken to protect it. Sadly, the others will all eventually fall because of the ravages of time, or because the ground beneath is too unstable. These were built as temporary, crude structures, and not built to last a century or more! But if cared for, Right-of-Way will be the last one standing. As such, it represents the shared heritage of the entire Canadian mining industry, destined to be oldest surviving headframe in Canada."

Charles Dumaresq
creator of the Cobalt Mining Legacy website.

During an inspection, we learned that the metal roof on the head frame must be replaced to maintain the building's integrity. If the work is not completed, we risk losing this significant historical monument. Repair work is estimated to be $37,000.

Funds raised so far to date

We have begun raising funds from our own membership, and are now appealing to those further afield.

We need your help, please, to accomplish the repairs to the roof of the head frame. Would you consider donating whatever you are able to help us achieve our mission?

We are now set up to accept your donations online. If you wish to send us an e-transfer from your bank, please use our email chs@heritagesilvertrail.ca If you are local, or visiting Cobalt, you can bring your donations (cash or cheque payable to the Cobalt Historical Society) to the book store at 50 Silver Street, downtown Cobalt, across from the Fraser.

We thank you in advance for your support. Your donation is greatly appreciated.

Maggie Wilson

President,

Cobalt Historical Society

Funds Raised to date: $11,373 [Dec 2, 2017]

To Donate: Please send your cheque to:

Cobalt Historical Society

Box 309

Cobalt, Ontario

P0J 1C0


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