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Bangor, ME Flood, Mar 1902

PENOBSCOT FLOOD

CITY OF BANGOR THREATENED WITH INUDATION.(sic)

Bangor, Maine, March 20.---The flood disaster which has long been feared on the Penobscot, came late tonight, when a great mass of ice and logs swept down against the Maine Central railway bridge, carrying out its middle pier and letting two spans into the river. The mass swept on against the wooden toll bridge, carrying away the middle span. Basements of stores in the business section where goods worth thousands of dollars are kept are filling with water. There is a stretch of solid and broken ice below the city extending six miles to Hampden. Should it hold where it is and the upper jam come down upon it, fully half of Bangor's business area would be under water.

Grand Forks Daily Herald, Grand Forks, ND 21 Mar 1902



article | by Dr. Radut