Vertical air photograph: A22425-150
Flight height: 38,450 feet a.s.l.; lens focal length: 152.135 mm
Scale: 1:74,000 (approx.)
Date: August 3, 1971
Location: Township 66 and 67; Ranges 26 W1 and 30 WI
Map sheets: 1:250,000 63K Cormorant
1:50,000 63K/13 Flin Flon
The distinctively named Flin Flon[i] is the oldest of
The city is located on the Precambrian Shield near the southern edge of the
A series of light-toned linear features are easily observed because of the contrast with dark-toned coniferous forest areas. PTH 10 35 enters from the southeast and loops north of Flin Flon 36 to enter from the northeast. PR 106 37 exits to the northwest eventually reaching Smeaton over 340 km away in Saskatchewan, and PR 167 exits to the southwest 38 travelling a much shorter distance to Denare Beach just inside Saskatchewan. The Hudson Bay Railway line—a thinner light-toned line 39—follows the eastern shore of the Northwest Arm of Schist Lake crossing it in the north 40 to enter the city from the southeast. Other light-toned features are cut lines followed by power lines 41, one of which 42 leads to a light-toned area 43—the now abandoned Mandy Mine. Finally, a northwest/southeast trending line (light-toned) at the north end of the Northwest Arm of Schist Lake 44 is an abandoned airport; the city’s airport is now located further southeast near Bakers Narrows. The small settlement of Channing 45 is located north of the old runway.
Flin Flon is the oldest of
[i] Flin Flon “was named after Josiah Flintabetty Flonatin (Flin Flon for short), hero of a novel by J. E. Preston Muddock (1905) called The Sunless City. In the novel, Flin Flon builds a submarine and ventures down to the centre of the earth where he finds a city in which everything was made of gold. About 1913, prospector, Tom Creighton found a copy of the book while on a portage on the
[ii] Young, H. R. op. cit. 1996, 240.
[iii] Young, H. R. op. cit. 1996, 241.
[iv] Scott G. A. J. op. cit. 1996, figure 4.2, 45.