Natural Resources

Flooding

Date: March 1896

Location: North River

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Fatalities: 0

Injuries: 0

Source: Royal Gazette, March 10, 1896.

Edward Corbett, a young married man with a wife and two small children, fell into flood waters and breaking ice blocks in the North River. He was working with four other men to clear the ice from the river to save the bridge when a break occurred farther up stream, and flood water rushed down the river to where the men were. “They were whirled down amid the roaring waters, but all managed to reach the shore except poor Corbett, who was borne along until he disappeared under the bridge and was seen no more.”

 
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