Ice jam havoc spreads to down-river sector
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ICE JAM HAVOC SPREADS TO DOWN-RIVER SECTOR

Niagara's great ice jam, which has already caused destruction of the world-famous Falls View bridge and untold damage to the plant of the Ontario Power company, has extended its destructive attack to property along the river in the vicinity of Lewiston and Queenston, Ont. Scenes similar to those depicted above by the Gazette cameraman may be seen all along the lower river, from the foot of the Whirlpool rapids to the mouth of the river. The top picture above shows the Lewiston docks of the Canada Steamship Lines completely covered by great ice mounds, which threaten complete destruction of the property. Notice a section of the steamship company's building on the docks torn out by the crushing force of the ice. Below is the wreckage of summer cottages and boathouses along the lower river, which have been ripped apart and their contents strewn along the shores of the ice-filled river. Scenes like these are attracting thousands of sight-seers to the down-river area.


Creator:
Frank O. Seed, Photographer
Media Type:
Text
Image
Item Types:
Clippings
Photographs
Description:
Newspaper clipping with two black and white photographs showing damaged properties along Niagara River and docks of the Canada Steamship Lines during massive ice jam in 1938.
Unknown publication. Undated.
Scrapbook sheet measures 15 x 19.5 cm.
Notes:
On January 27, 1938 an ice jam caused a collapse of the Falls View Bridge.
Date of Publication:
1938
Date Of Event:
1938
Dimensions:
Width: 19 cm
Height: 15 cm
Subject(s):
Corporate Name(s):
Canada Steamship Lines
Local identifier:
QC00637
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.1 Longitude: -79.066666
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
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Ice jam havoc spreads to down-river sector


Newspaper clipping with two black and white photographs showing damaged properties along Niagara River and docks of the Canada Steamship Lines during massive ice jam in 1938.
Unknown publication. Undated.
Scrapbook sheet measures 15 x 19.5 cm.