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  • Flats Under Flood
    Image       This image shows the flood in 1912 covering the Flats. The photo looks north towards Sarnia Bridge and shows the extent of the flooding. More information on this photo is available in the Historic St. Marys book.
    Image     This image shows the flood in 1912 covering the Flats. The photo looks north towards Sarnia Bridge and shows the extent of the flooding. More information on this photo is ...
  • Building damaged by windstorm
    Image       Photo showing ta building damaged by the 1933 windstorm.
    Image     Photo showing ta building damaged by the 1933 windstorm.
  • Building damaged by windstorm
    Image       Photo showing ta building damaged by the 1933 windstorm. A man is walking towards the camera operator.
    Image     Photo showing ta building damaged by the 1933 windstorm. A man is walking towards the camera operator.
  • Fallen trees and damage, 1933
    Image       Photo showing damage to trees caused by the 1933 windstorm.
    Image     Photo showing damage to trees caused by the 1933 windstorm.
  • Fallen trees and damage, 1933
    Imagecomment       Photo showing damage to trees caused by the 1933 windstorm at 47 Wellington Street South, the home of Mrs. Annie Bryant, formerly Annie Hutton, formerly Mrs. Rumsey. The property is currently Hodges Funeral Services.
    Imagecomment     Photo showing damage to trees caused by the 1933 windstorm at 47 Wellington Street South, the home of Mrs. Annie Bryant, formerly Annie Hutton, formerly Mrs. Rumsey. The property is ...
  • Fallen trees and damage, 1933
    Image       Photo showing damage to trees caused by the 1933 windstorm.
    Image     Photo showing damage to trees caused by the 1933 windstorm.
  • Fallen trees, hydro poles and other damage, 1933
    Image       Photo showing damage to trees and hydro poles caused by the 1933 windstorm.
    Image     Photo showing damage to trees and hydro poles caused by the 1933 windstorm.
  • Aftermath of the Flood of 1937
    Imagemystery       Photo of the aftermath of a flood that occurred in St. Marys in 1937. In the foreground a man can be seen with a shovel moving water around. The little ornament hanging from the building indicates he is in front of the fire hall. In the background the Water Street ...
    Imagemystery     Photo of the aftermath of a flood that occurred in St. Marys in 1937. In the foreground a man can be seen with a shovel moving water around. The little ...
  • Flood of 1937
    Image       Photo of a flood that occurred in St. Marys in 1937. Here we see a few houses underwater as well as some trees. The Water Street bridge can be seen off in the distance with water practically covering it.
    Image     Photo of a flood that occurred in St. Marys in 1937. Here we see a few houses underwater as well as some trees. The Water Street bridge can be seen ...
  • Plane crash of Leovens Brothers on George Allen Farm, 1937
    Image       Photo of an airplane wreckage that happened from a crash would occurred near Baseline in Blanshard (on the George Allen Farm). Please see the article in the St. Marys Journal Argus dated June 24, 1937 (page 1) for more information.
    Image     Photo of an airplane wreckage that happened from a crash would occurred near Baseline in Blanshard (on the George Allen Farm). Please see the article in the St. Marys Journal ...
  • Flood of 1937
    Image       Flood (written on the original in blue ink)
    Image     Flood (written on the original in blue ink)
  • Queen Street looking west towards Water Street at the time of a flood, 1937
    Image       Photo of Queen Street East during a flood in 1937. The flood waters are up to the doorways of the businesses downtown and seems to have flooded some cars (including one at the Queen Street and Water Street intersection).
    Image     Photo of Queen Street East during a flood in 1937. The flood waters are up to the doorways of the businesses downtown and seems to have flooded some cars (including ...
  • National Hotel morning after fire, 1896
    Image       Aftermath of the fire at the National Hotel, which had been located at the southeast corner of Queen and Water Streets (rebuilt later to the building that is there today which houses the Coffee Culture restaurant). There are children and men standing around the building that is missing windows, doors ...
    Image     Aftermath of the fire at the National Hotel, which had been located at the southeast corner of Queen and Water Streets (rebuilt later to the building that is there today ...
  • Train wreck at Maxwell's Plant
    Image       Copy of a postcard (postmarked 1909) of a train wreck that occurred just near Maxwell's factory. There are a group of people standing around the engine with a lot of train cars seen in behind.
    Image     Copy of a postcard (postmarked 1909) of a train wreck that occurred just near Maxwell's factory. There are a group of people standing around the engine with a lot of ...
  • Queen Street looking west towards Water Street at the time of a flood, 1937
    Image       Flood (written on original in blue ink)
    Image     Flood (written on original in blue ink)
  • Tree Branches Blown Down After Storm, June 1933
    Image  St. Marys Journal Argus, June 1933     This photo was taken from the St. Marys Journal-Argus. It shows the resulting tree damage after a storm that occurred in June of 1933. An automobile is driving along the street, avoiding the branches that have fallen onto the roadway.
    Image  St. Marys Journal Argus, June 1933   This photo was taken from the St. Marys Journal-Argus. It shows the resulting tree damage after a storm that occurred in June of 1933. An automobile is driving along the ...
  • Flood of 1937, Looking West on Queen Street
    Image       A photo taken during the flood of 1937. The image gives a view of Queen Street looking West. The water has completely filled the street and has risen up to the level of several of the businesses downtown.
    Image     A photo taken during the flood of 1937. The image gives a view of Queen Street looking West. The water has completely filled the street and has risen up to ...
  • Flood of 1947, Water Street Looking North
    Image  St. Marys Journal Argus, 1947     A photo taken by the Journal-Argus showing the high waters of the 1947 flood in St. Marys. The photo gives a view of Water Street looking North to the bridge. Several people are walking through the flood waters.
    Image  St. Marys Journal Argus, 1947   A photo taken by the Journal-Argus showing the high waters of the 1947 flood in St. Marys. The photo gives a view of Water Street looking North to the bridge. ...
  • Flooding on Water Street
    Image       This image shows the flooding that occured in the downtown area in 1975. Floods occur in town periodically depending on rainfall and other factors.
    Image     This image shows the flooding that occured in the downtown area in 1975. Floods occur in town periodically depending on rainfall and other factors.
  • Flooding of a Bridge
    Image       This photograph shows river flood waters which have covered the Flats, roads, and nearly completely submerged the bridge. The photo was taken from the Wellington Street Bridge and looks towards the green bridge.
    Image     This photograph shows river flood waters which have covered the Flats, roads, and nearly completely submerged the bridge. The photo was taken from the Wellington Street Bridge and looks towards ...
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Acts of Nature & Other Disasters


Floods, tornadoes and other such "disasters" that get people out with their cameras to record what happened!