Port Arthur, ON Flood, May 1908
THREE PERSONS KILLED PROPERTY IS DESTROYED.
Toronto, Ont., May 28.---A special from Port Arthur today says the civic dam on Current river burst yesterday, causing a distrastous flood. The loss of three lives and a money loss estimated at $500,000 is reported. A Canadian Pacific freight train, pulling into Port Arthur, ran on submerged tracks, the engine was overturned and Engineer savage, Fireman McBride and Brakeman Inmann, who were on the engine, were pinned under the wreckage, and drowned. The Canadian Pacific Railway company will be the heaviest loser, several miles of track being washed away.
The Anaconda Standard, Anaconda, MT 29 May 1908