Excitement for old engines is contagious in the 'Niagara of the North'
'Above: Don Gough, founder of the Kakabeka Tired Iron Club, with his 12 HP Fairbanks-Morse Model C at the Kakabeka Legion. The engine is throttle-governed and was used to drive a compressor in Musquash, New Brunswick. The compressor supplied air to blow a fog horn. Don traveled to New Brunswick in September 2007 to locate the lighthouse and compressor, but all that remains is the foghorn’s distant echo somewhere on the ocean. '
Above: Bud McKay’s St. Lawrence marine engine.
Left: Dave Gillis with his 1920 1-1/2 HP Hercules Model E hit-and-miss engine. It was purchased in Saskatchewan and rebuilt over the winter of 2006-07.
Top right: Don April is a retired machinist and made this hit-and-miss model off the top of his head with no plans.
Middle: Don Sopotiuck’s 3 HP Lister.
'Below: Roland Paddock starting his 7 HP Judson hit-and-miss, made in Manitoba. '
Far right: Club president Grant Noy with his 3 HP Fairbanks-Morse.