Port Deposit, MD Ice Gorge, Jan 1905


Special to The Inquirer.

PORT DEPOSIT, Md., Jan. 8.---The most serious and critical stage of the ice gorge was reached to-day and the people were terror-stricken. Several were suspended in several of the churches. The water surrounded the Pennsylvania Railroad station to within two inches of the floor and the office of the Rowland Manufacturing Company, as well as their lumber sheds, are expected at any moment to be swept away.

Superintendent Bannard went to Safe Harbor to view the condition of the Port Deposit and Columbia Railroad and river, but was unable to return owing to the rubbish and ice deposited on the tracks and a break in them which is said to be half mile long below Port Deposit.

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA 9 Jan 1905