Visit Petrolia Discovery and experience the Fitzgerald Rig. This mechanical marvel is still the largest pumping rig in the world, operating continuously for over a century. Initially powered by steam, it later used an internal combustion engine and, finally, an electric motor. The rig takes its name from the man who erected it – Frederick Ardell Fitzgerald – Imperial Oil’s first president.
- Guided tours available
Contact info4281 Discovery Line
ArchitectureYear built: 1903
Architect: Frederick Ardell Fitzgerald
Dates/hours openSaturday September 28, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.