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  • 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 ...
  • Train #409 Derailment south of St. Marys
    Image       Photo of a group of people standing around a derailed train numbered 409.
    Image     Photo of a group of people standing around a derailed train numbered 409.
  • Julia Ford's garden, St. Marys
    Image       The remains of the Maple tree broken by the ice storm, north-east corner of garden taken in July. Leon sends his love.
    Image     The remains of the Maple tree broken by the ice storm, north-east corner of garden taken in July. Leon sends his love.
  • Thames Flood, St. Marys
    Image       Thames Flood St. Marys Ont
    Image     Thames Flood St. Marys Ont
  • Thames River at Flood Time
    Image       A photo showing the Thames River at flood time; snow is still on the ground. Water was overrunning the banks of the river. The photo was taken upriver from the Park Street Bridge which can be seen on the left side of the photo. West Ward School stands on the ...
    Image     A photo showing the Thames River at flood time; snow is still on the ground. Water was overrunning the banks of the river. The photo was taken upriver from the ...
  • Train wreck, 1900
    Image       Photo of a train wreck that occurred near Sarnia bridge. A group of people are standing around the locomotive with a one car down near the bottom of the hill. A lot of debris surrounds the area. The Sarnia bridge can be seen to the left. From the St. Marys ...
    Image     Photo of a train wreck that occurred near Sarnia bridge. A group of people are standing around the locomotive with a one car down near the bottom of the hill. ...
  • Downtown During a Flood
    Image       This is a photograph of Queen Street looking West during a flood. Floods are common in St. Marys, and prior to the building of a flood wall in 1988, the water was more likely to spill onto the streets. In this photo, water has flooded the streets up to the ...
    Image     This is a photograph of Queen Street looking West during a flood. Floods are common in St. Marys, and prior to the building of a flood wall in 1988, the ...
  • Ruins of Carter's Oatmeal Mill, Burned 1904
    Image       "Ruins of Carter & Co.'s Oatmeal Mill. Burned 1904"
    Image     "Ruins of Carter & Co.'s Oatmeal Mill. Burned 1904"
  • Flats during flood, 1912
    Imagecomment       Grand Stand Flats Dam Royal Edward Park Boathouse Mill race
    Imagecomment     Grand Stand Flats Dam Royal Edward Park Boathouse Mill race
  • 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 ...
  • Spring Flood
    Image       Buildings surrounded by water and ice during a spring flood. This image is looking east across the Thames River from the West Ward hill.
    Image     Buildings surrounded by water and ice during a spring flood. This image is looking east across the Thames River from the West Ward hill.
  • Victoria Bridge During Spring Flood
    Image       Victoria Bridge during a spring flood.
    Image     Victoria Bridge during a spring flood.
  • Aftermath of fire at Gregory Block (South side of Queen Street between Wellington and Water Streets), 1921
    Image       Postcard photo of a burnt out and gutted building located on the south side of Queen Street between Wellington and Water Streets (the Gregory Block). A man can be seen carrying some objects away with just some of the timbers framing the front of the store left standing.
    Image     Postcard photo of a burnt out and gutted building located on the south side of Queen Street between Wellington and Water Streets (the Gregory Block). A man can be seen ...
  • Aftermath of fire at Gregory Block (South side of Queen Street between Wellington and Water Streets), 1921
    Image       Postcard photo showing the debris leftover from a fire that took place at the Gregory Block (located on the South side of Queen Street East, between Wellington and Water Streets). A lot of wood can be seen as well as other objects showing the destruction that this fire caused.
    Image     Postcard photo showing the debris leftover from a fire that took place at the Gregory Block (located on the South side of Queen Street East, between Wellington and Water Streets). ...
  • Aftermath of fire at Gregory Block (South side of Queen Street between Wellington and Water Streets), 1921
    Image       Postcard of the aftermath of a fire that occurred at the Gregory Block (on South side of Queen Street between Wellington and Water Streets). This photo shows the front of the store and the damage done (1595pc shows the back). The sign for G.W. Gregory's business can still be seen, ...
    Image     Postcard of the aftermath of a fire that occurred at the Gregory Block (on South side of Queen Street between Wellington and Water Streets). This photo shows the front of ...
  • Aftermath of fire at Gregory Block (South side of Queen Street between Wellington and Water Street), 1921
    Imagecomment       Postcard showing the aftermath of a fire that occurred in the "Gregory Block" (on the South side of Queen Street between Wellington and Water Street). The photo is taken from the back of the buildings and shows the drug store building is for the most part okay, but that the ...
    Imagecomment     Postcard showing the aftermath of a fire that occurred in the "Gregory Block" (on the South side of Queen Street between Wellington and Water Street). The photo is taken from ...
  • St. Marys Milling
    Image       This image shows the St. Marys Mill after the fire that ravaged it in 1921. The mill was the most profitable in the area according to the 1861 census and was built on the site of an earlier mill operated by the Ingersolls. At the time this photo was taken ...
    Image     This image shows the St. Marys Mill after the fire that ravaged it in 1921. The mill was the most profitable in the area according to the 1861 census and ...
  • View of the Thames River during the Spring Flood of 1929.
    Image       View of the Thames River during the Spring Flood of 1929.
    Image     View of the Thames River during the Spring Flood of 1929.
  • View of the Thames River during the Flood of 1929.
    Image       View of the Thames River during the Spring Flood of 1929.
    Image     View of the Thames River during the Spring Flood of 1929.
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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!