December 07, 2016
Superior Airways / Severn Enterprise operation from the late 1960's to 1974.
Attached is a photo of Cessna 185 CF-YNS in Sioux Lookout in November 1970.
This Cessna was not an aircraft in Mr. Wiebens fleet. It was flown by a mining
company that was located in Sioux Lookout for many years. It operated out of
the Severn Enterprise base and was maintained by the Severn Enterprise maintenance
department all year round. The gentleman that flew YNS also managed the day to day
operation of the mining company.
CF-YNS operated in the summer months on CAP floats and in the winter months was
fitted with a set of Federal wheel skis. It always parked in the same spot at end of the
Severn Enterprise maintenance dock in the summer and next to the maintenance dock
on the ice in the winter.
In early November YNS had been changed over from floats to wheels at the water base.
For a reason not known to myself the aircraft was needed elsewhere, but the water on
the bay had not frozen over yet.
The aircraft was run up and taxied to the Wellington Street and Third Avenue intersection.
There it turned around, powered up and took off down Third Avenue towards the Severn
Enterprise base on the shore of the bay. The aircraft landed at the Sioux airport shortly
after the photo was taken.
To those familiar with Sioux Lookout, the building with the large door located behind the
right wing of YNS was later turned into the first coin operated car wash in town. That
would give them an idea where this photo was taken and the town street that YNS took
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