My Genealogy and History Page of
 BIENFAIT
 SASKATCHEWAN
&  AREA
 Havanah Coal Company

 

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 ** WARNING **
 Old Abandoned Underground Coal Mines can be Very Dangerous,
 Due to Collapse, and Mine Gases (Noxious and Flammable).
 Extreme Care should be taken around them, due to Falls, Sudden Ground Collapse, and Bad Air,
 and in NO Circumstances should People enter into ANY Mine Openings, or Associated Caves.

 The Material Contained on my Sites, is NOT to Encourage Personal Investigation of these Mines,
 But only as a Historical Record of these Long Abandoned Mines.
 Please View these Mines from a Far, Safe and Legal Distance.
  Always Observe Private Property Rights, and Obey ALL Warning Signs. 
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 Havanah Coal Company
Bienfait Saskatchewan

(aka: Havanah Collieries Ltd., Havana, Havanna, & Havannah Coal Company)

South side of Highway 39,
and West of Bienfait
Township 2
Range 7 -W2

Shown on the map in 1955 History book map
 as south side of Highway 39,
and west of Bienfait,
between the North West Mine and Eastern Mine
By Dec 8, 1945 they had an agreement
with District 18, U.M.A.,
(United Mine Workers of America)
June 5, 1946 they signed a wage agreement
with the UMWA, District 18

Article in newspaper states owner Alex Wilson of
Havana Collieries on Thursday Apr 8, 1948
announced the underground Mine would close,
and all equipment would be sold.  Alex claimed labour costs,
were too high to be competitive with strip mining.
30 miners were affected.  He blamed shorter work week,
increased wages, and holidays with pay.
He said the Company may strip mine on an untouched
block of land.

Pictures below sent to me by Margaret Cuddington
from Gordon O. Cuddington's Photo Album
with a big Thank You!

See Cuddington Family History here

some of these photos I believe were from the Alex Wilson Collection

See Alexander Craig McMiken Wilson History here

Alex started Havanah Mine in 1943
and operated it in a small way for 12 years

His wife was born at Havannah, Parr, Lancashire
and no doubt he named this mine after that name.

Copies of these photos were submitted to Saskatchewan Archives

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