Shipman, Saskatchewan

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Shipman is a hamlet in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. Listed as a designated place by Statistics Canada, the hamlet had a population of 15 in the Canada 2006 Census,[1] and is currently listed as having 10 residents. [2]

The Shipman post office opened in 1933. Its school district was organized in 1934, a school was built which opened in 1934. The original industry was a saw mill that cut timber into cordwood which was loaded into boxcars at the community. As the land was cleared farming became the main industry. A grain elevator was built in 1935.

Shipman had a number of serious fires, burning businesses including "three grocery stores, a restaurant, service station, poolroom, the community hall, grain elevator and annex."[3]

In 1975 the school was closed, the elevator in 1981, and the rail line was abandoned in the early 90s.

The church is maintained
The hotel has been vacant for some time.
The school is in disrepair

References[edit]

  1. ^ Canada 2006 Census: Designated places in Saskatchewan
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Our Towns: Saskatchewan Communities from Abbey to Zenon Park, David McLennan: University of Regina, 2006

Coordinates: 53°28′35″N 104°59′00″W / 53.47639°N 104.98333°W / 53.47639; -104.98333