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1894 24 April A spring snowstorm catches lobster fishermen by surprise. At least two schooners are lost at sea, and lobster factories across the province report boats missing.
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Events and Exhibits


Events and Exhibits

Museum Hours of Operation

July and August
9:30am - 5:00pm

Call for Days Open and Hours
Call for Days Open and Hours


Call 902-357-7234 in summer for information
Off season call 902-368-6600 weekdays!

The June 2016 Move of the New/Old Station to her New Home In Elmira!

Once refurbished the building will be used for programming and storage!


CANADA DAY - Friday, July 1, 2016
10:00AM- 12:00 PM.

 Miniature train and speeder/trolley rides; Birthday cake and lots of  free Canada Day souvenirs; and inflatables for the kiddies.

All rides $3.00 per person HST included.. Free Admission to visit the Museum, Model Train Collection and the “Original Link” exhibit.

The Annual Strawberry Social
Sunday, July 31, 2016 from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Local entertainment (TBA) Please feel free to visit the Museum, Model Train collection and the “Original Link” exhibit at no cost. Miniature train and speeder Rides $3.00 per person (taxes included). Ice Cream with strawberries will be available for sale.

Come See Our Exhibits at Elmira!

Below are pictures of items in Elmira's  permanent exhibit, containing many items from the retired CN ferry,The Abegweit. For many decades, the trains helped connect passengers to the CN ferries which took people and goods from PEI to the mainland and back. At a time when the trains still ran on the Island, you caught the right train to be on time for the ferry, and caught the right ferry to be on time for the train. 

The first image  below, shows the bridge telegraph, which transmitted ship speed commands below deck, and the ship's compass.

Below is a reflecting kerosene lamp from the Abegweit