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  • Paquette Dam (1908)
    Paquette Dam (1908)
    image  1908,     Photo showing the destruction to the Paquette Dam caused by heavy rains and flooding of the Current River., The rains poured from mid May, swelling streams already engorged by sudden spring runoff. At the foot of a steep valley, a few miles downstream from the Onion Lake Dam, the smaller ...
    image  1908,   Photo showing the destruction to the Paquette Dam caused by heavy rains and flooding of the Current River., The rains poured from mid May, swelling streams already engorged by sudden ...
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  • A Corner in the Park, Current River (~1910)
    A Corner in the Park, Current River (~1910)
    image  ~1910,     A leisurely afternoon in the park. Three canoes float in a placid section of the Current River, Port Arthur, near its mouth . A man stands beneath the trees on the shore., Just two years earlier, flood waters roared through this area, changing the shoreline completely. The Paquette dam had ...
    image  ~1910,   A leisurely afternoon in the park. Three canoes float in a placid section of the Current River, Port Arthur, near its mouth . A man stands beneath the trees on ...
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  • Train Wreck - Current River (1908)
    Train Wreck - Current River (1908)
    image       On May 27, 1908 heavy rains increased water levels of rivers and creeks that flowed into Onion Lake. Just before midnight, the dam broke, uprooting trees and carving new channels into the landscape. North of the CPR bridge was washed away, causing a CPR freight train to crash into the ...
    image     On May 27, 1908 heavy rains increased water levels of rivers and creeks that flowed into Onion Lake. Just before midnight, the dam broke, uprooting trees and carving new channels ...
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  • Current River Disaster
    Current River Disaster
    image  May 27 1908,     The spring of 1908 was a season of extremes with May temperatures in the mid 80's. In the middle of May, the rains came, causing streams to swell. Shortly before midnight on May 27 a 200 million cubic foot, 20 foot high wall of water began surging down the Current ...
    image  May 27 1908,   The spring of 1908 was a season of extremes with May temperatures in the mid 80's. In the middle of May, the rains came, causing streams to swell. Shortly before ...
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  • Current River Disaster (May 1908)
    Current River Disaster (May 1908)
    image  May 28 1908,     Photo showing the damage done to the flumes, as a result of the flooding of the Current River, May 27, 1908.
    image  May 28 1908,   Photo showing the damage done to the flumes, as a result of the flooding of the Current River, May 27, 1908.
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  • Current River Disaster (1908)
    Current River Disaster (1908)
    image  May 28 1908,     Photo showing the CPR train wreck at Current River, May 28, 1908.
    image  May 28 1908,   Photo showing the CPR train wreck at Current River, May 28, 1908.
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  • Current River (1908)
    Current River (1908)
    image  1908,     Photo showing the swollen Current River. The flood of 1908 caused the loss of lives, power outages, and destruction of property, making it one of the Lakehead's greatest tragedies.
    image  1908,   Photo showing the swollen Current River. The flood of 1908 caused the loss of lives, power outages, and destruction of property, making it one of the Lakehead's greatest tragedies.
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  • CPR Wreck Caused by Bursting Dam - Current River Park
    CPR Wreck Caused by Bursting Dam - Current River Park
    image  27 May 1908,     Three hundred feet of the Paquette Dam were affected when a one hundred fifty foot opening in the dam let water through. Five men were killed with the wreckage of a train when it ran headlong into the riverbank.
    image  27 May 1908,   Three hundred feet of the Paquette Dam were affected when a one hundred fifty foot opening in the dam let water through. Five men were killed with the wreckage of ...
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  • Train Wreck, Current River Park (1908)
    Train Wreck, Current River Park (1908)
    image  27 May 1908,     Also P3529
    image  27 May 1908,   Also P3529
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  • Clearing Away the Wreck - Current River Disaster
    Clearing Away the Wreck - Current River Disaster
    image  May 1908,     This photo shows people clearing away the wreck from the 1908 Current River flood disaster.
    image  May 1908,   This photo shows people clearing away the wreck from the 1908 Current River flood disaster.
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  • Disaster at Current River Park (May 27, 1908)
    Disaster at Current River Park (May 27, 1908)
    image  27 May 1908,     Photo showing the Current River Disaster. Heavy rains and flooding caused the tracks to be washed out, resulting in the derailment of a CPR freight train at Current River Park.
    image  27 May 1908,   Photo showing the Current River Disaster. Heavy rains and flooding caused the tracks to be washed out, resulting in the derailment of a CPR freight train at Current River Park.
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  • The Township of MacGregor : District of Thunder Bay
    The Township of MacGregor : District of Thunder Bay
    image       Map housed at the Brodie Resource Library
    image     Map housed at the Brodie Resource Library
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