Heinsburg Ferry

EDITOR'S NOTE: The Heinsburg ferry commenced 1914. The list of operators 1925 - 56, inclusive, was sent to Mrs. Eva Coombe by the Department of Highways. It was submitted by her daughter, Lyndelle Womacks. In May 1976 Alberta gave us the names of operators to 1963. We may not be too accurate in the listing for 1914 - 22. Prior to 1946, where two ferrymen or assistants are shown, it indicates a change in personnel year.

HEINSBURG FERRY OPERATORS

YEAR                  FERRYMAN

1914 - 16         Albert Winkler

1917 - 20         G.E. Evans

1921                Gus Clack

1922                Gus Maas

1923 - 25       J.E. Nichols

1926 - 28      J.O. Johnson

1929             J.O. Johnson & ASSISTANTS  G.E. Evans

 

1930

 

G.E. Evans

Chas. Gibson

1931

 

G.E. Evans

W.L. Crook

1932

 

G.E. Evans

G. Gunderson

1933 - 35

 

G.E. Evans

W.L. Crook

1936

 

G.E. Evans

F. Kjenner

1937 - 39

 

G.E. Evans

Wm. Crook

1940

 

G.E. Evans

Wm. Crook, Ralph Crook

1941 - 42

 

G.E. Evans

Ralph E. Crook

1943

 

G.E. Evans

Exie Sharkey, Chester Botting

1944 - 45

 

W.L. Crook

Steve Sawak

1946

 

W.L. Crook

J. Maksymuik, Nick Bakala

1947

 

W.L. Crook

J. Maksymuik, Gilbert Evans Jr.

1948

 

W.L. Crook

J. Maksymuik, T.W. Crook

1949

 

J. Maksymuik

Walter Sawak, L.B. Blakely

1950

 

J. Maksymuik

Walter Sawak, Mike Stojanowski

1951

 

B.C. Edwards ...

Walter Sawak, George Botting

1952

 

Walter Sawak

George Botting, J.E. Nichols

1953

 

Walter Sawak

Oscar Vinge, J.E. Nichols

1954 - 58

 

Walter Sawak

J.E. Nichols, Carrol E. Fraser

1959

 

Walter Sawak

Oscar Vinge, Mike Chmilar

1960 - 62

 

Walter Sawak

Oscar Vinge, George Botting

1963

 

Walter Sawak

Oscar Vinge, Frank Sikora