Wawa, Ontario Visitor Points of Interest – Lion’s Beach
Lion’s Beach is one of two public beaches on the shores of Wawa Lake. One of the main features of this location, in addition to the nice view of the lake, is the presence of the Joy Super Heavyweight Champion Rotary Blast Hole Drill which the Algoma Ore Division utilized at the Sir James Open Pit Mine and at the Lucy Open Pit operation.
This drill utilized compressed air to blow the rock chips out of the drill hole thus allowing for more continuous drilling. The unit itself could move along at up to 198 feet per minute on its 22″ independently controlled crawler treads.
The Michipicoten Region has a strong mining heritage and mining and exploration activities continue to be a going concern in this region.
As those who follow my blogs know, I can’t resist photographing different colours and styles of fire hydrants so, when I had to back up to photograph the drill rig and bumped into a fire hydrant ….