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Built in 1903, the Fitzgerald Rig is still the largest pumping rig in the world. It has been operating continuously for nearly a century. Initially, it was powered by steam. Later, it 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.

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4281 Discovery Line
Petrolia, Ontario
www.petroliadiscovery.com

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Year built: 1903

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 28, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Petrolia Discovery, The 4281 Discovery Line