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Statue of Janusz Zurakowski, test pilot of the Arrow

Statue of Janusz Zurakowski, test pilot of the Arrow

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Barry's Bay is located at the intersection of Highway 60 and Highway 62 South in Ontario's beautiful Madawaska Valley in Renfrew County. The village is situated on Kamaniskeg Lake's north end, known also as Barry's Bay.

The railway no longer runs through Barry's Bay, however the train station which was built in 1894 has been restored and now is used as the tourist information centre and a small railway museum.

The many fresh water lakes and cottages in the area make Barry's Bay a tourist centre for the Madawaska Valley and Renfrew County.

Janusz Zurakowski, a resident of Barry's Bay, has been honoured with Zurakowski Park in Barry's Bay. He was a world-renowned test pilot and the most notable aircraft tested by Zura was the Canadian supersonic interceptor known as the CF-105 Avro Arrow. This Canadian designed and built airplane was the most advanced fighther plane of its day (late 1950's) but was scrapped by the Canadian government as being too expensive. The park is worth visiting especially if you are old enough to remember the Arrow.

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