CHUCK GUARINO  (PAPA-CHUCK) WAS
THE SENIOR LIFEGUARD AT GRAND BEACH
FOR THE  SUMMERS OF 1941 TO 1944

 







   The "5095" steam locomotive was one of the regular steam locomotives that was used on the Grand Beac Run. Papa-Joe was one of the regular engineers used on the run.
 
 

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PAPAJOE GUARINO






PAPA-JOE was one of the original stem locomotive engineer on the Grand Beach Run.  He ran the 5085 stem locomotive many times on his runs to Grand  Beach during the summer months.  In the winnter he sued to run it to Fort Frances and Daphin, as well as Brand and Rainy  River, ontario.
 


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      In 1940, I was hired by Mr. Philip Stark, The Assistant General manager of the Fort Garry Hotel in Winnipeg, to be the Lifeguard at their  prestigious summer hotel at MinAKI LODGE IN  ONTARIO. iT WAS A PRESTIGIOUS SUMMER HOTEL, and only very wealty americans oand movie stars, etc. could afford to use it.
 
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 CHUCK GUARINO
LIFEGUARD  -  MINAKI LODGE
MINAKI, ONTARIO, CANADA
1940
 


   This phot was taken by mary Schmitt, of Minneapolis.  TThe ramp in the background leads to the front of the Minaki Lode. This ramp lead to the main swimming dock of the lodge.  It contained a three meter diving oard as well as a one meteer board.  It also featured a floating wooden XSIMMINB  POOL, SHI H SZX ONL GSO FDDG CDDP, ZNC SDLL VDN D

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GEORGE INGHAM AND CHUCK GUARINO

LIFEGUARDS AT GRND BEACH
SUMMER OF 1941

While i loved   minak, i missed the rough stormy water that was available at grand beach, along  with the challenge of watching and controliingupwards of  50000 swimmers on  busy week ends/ <u brptjer  voVic took over my jobb at minki lodge for the summer of 1941.  iT WAS TAKEN BY tANNIS      MULIGAN, who got some old fasioned bathing suits for us from the ika cEGUBD yue wqbeK VYKUBDF IB RGW VWxg,

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Chuck and Vic Guarino,
lifegurds at Grand Beah
in 1942

Actually tere are three brothers in this [jptp/  ,use;f. Cjicl. kpe. amd Voc/

Eadj pme pf is javomg served Gramd  Beacj as a ;ofegiard diromg tje  q041 - 1950 era.
 
 
 

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The T   shape pier at Grand Beach in 1942, on which  my broher Vic and i lifeguarded in 1942.  Weare both up in the tower in this picture.  Vic is cloest to thecmera.