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  • "The Water Was Rising," April 1978
    Image       This is a photograph from the newspaper called "The Water Was Rising." The caption for the photo says "after several weeks of good fortune, St. Marys residents were watching the Thames River and Trout Creek on Tuesday as rains swelled the two waterways and another flood threatened. Water was lapping ...
    Image     This is a photograph from the newspaper called "The Water Was Rising." The caption for the photo says "after several weeks of good fortune, St. Marys residents were watching the ...
  • Flooding Near the Quarry, March 1977
    Image       This is a photograph of Water Street by the Quarry during a flood in March 1977. You can see that the road is blocked off, but there are two cars driving through the deep water. One of them appears to have its trunk open. In the distance, you can see ...
    Image     This is a photograph of Water Street by the Quarry during a flood in March 1977. You can see that the road is blocked off, but there are two cars ...
  • 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 ...
  • Flooding on Tracks
    Image       This photograph looks north towards the Victoria Bridge and shows the flooding along the CPR tracks.
    Image     This photograph looks north towards the Victoria Bridge and shows the flooding along the CPR tracks.
  • Flooding
    Image       This photo was taken from the Wellington Street Bridge and looks east towards the Church Street Bridge. It was taken during a river flood and the high waters are visible.
    Image     This photo was taken from the Wellington Street Bridge and looks east towards the Church Street Bridge. It was taken during a river flood and the high waters are visible.
  • Flood Waters
    Image       This photograph shows flood waters covering Water Street looking north towards the green bridge. The Thames River and Trout Creek both occasionally flood causing damage to roads and businesses in the downtown.
    Image     This photograph shows flood waters covering Water Street looking north towards the green bridge. The Thames River and Trout Creek both occasionally flood causing damage to roads and businesses in ...
  • Aftermath of fire to 117 Queen Street East, ca. 1975
    Image       Photo of the aftermath of a fire that destroyed 117 Queen Street East (at that time a hardware store). The photo was taken around 1975 and features the hole left by the missing building as well as two woman standing out front, the one looking at the damage. The building ...
    Image     Photo of the aftermath of a fire that destroyed 117 Queen Street East (at that time a hardware store). The photo was taken around 1975 and features the hole left ...
  • 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.
  • Flood, 1947 - view of Queen Street looking west
    Image       Photo of the 1947 flood. This view shows Queen Street East looking west from about Wellington Street. A car can be seen trying to drive through the water at Water and Queen Street intersection. Businesses visible: at left (south side of Queen) the sign for the Canadian National Telegraph and ...
    Image     Photo of the 1947 flood. This view shows Queen Street East looking west from about Wellington Street. A car can be seen trying to drive through the water at Water ...
  • Water rushing under the Victoria bridge, 1947
    Image       Photo showing water rushing under the Victoria Bridge (Queen Street).
    Image     Photo showing water rushing under the Victoria Bridge (Queen Street).
  • Park Street bridge washed out, 1947
    Image       Photo showing the Park Street bridge washed out. The water is moving very quickly and is very high.
    Image     Photo showing the Park Street bridge washed out. The water is moving very quickly and is very high.
  • Thames River during flood, 1947
    Image       Photo showing the Thames River during the flood of 1947. The water is very high with water seen around the grandstand in the Flats. The Sarnia railway bridge can be seen in the background.
    Image     Photo showing the Thames River during the flood of 1947. The water is very high with water seen around the grandstand in the Flats. The Sarnia railway bridge can be ...
  • Thames River during flood, 1947
    Image       Photo showing the Thames River during the flood of 1947. The water appears to be moving very quickly and is very high.
    Image     Photo showing the Thames River during the flood of 1947. The water appears to be moving very quickly and is very high.
  • Thames River during flood, 1947
    Image       Photo showing the Thames River during the flood of 1947. The water appears to be moving very quickly and is very high.
    Image     Photo showing the Thames River during the flood of 1947. The water appears to be moving very quickly and is very high.
  • Park Street bridge washed out, 1947
    Image       Photo showing the Park Street bridge completely washed out. The water is moving very quickly and West Ward school can be seen in the background on the hill. It appears Thomas Street is completely covered in water as well.
    Image     Photo showing the Park Street bridge completely washed out. The water is moving very quickly and West Ward school can be seen in the background on the hill. It appears ...
  • Flood, 1947 - view of Water Street South
    Image       Photo of the 1947 flood. This view shows the west side of Water Street South at the southwest corner of Water and Jones Streets. Rain can be seen coming down very quickly. Sign on one building says "UNITED FARMERS EGG GRADING STATION" while one of the other businesses was Forecasters ...
    Image     Photo of the 1947 flood. This view shows the west side of Water Street South at the southwest corner of Water and Jones Streets. Rain can be seen coming down ...
  • Flood, 1947 - view of Queen Street looking west
    Image       Photo of the 1947 flood. This view shows Queen Street East looking west from Wellington Street. A vehicle full of people can be seen in the middle of the street.
    Image     Photo of the 1947 flood. This view shows Queen Street East looking west from Wellington Street. A vehicle full of people can be seen in the middle of the street.
  • Flood, 1947 - view of Queen Street looking west
    Image       Photo of the 1947 flood. This view shows Queen Street East looking west from Wellington Street.
    Image     Photo of the 1947 flood. This view shows Queen Street East looking west from Wellington Street.
  • Flood, 1947 - view of Water Street South
    Image       Photo of the 1947 flood. This view shows the west side of Water Street South at the southwest corner of Water and Jones Streets.
    Image     Photo of the 1947 flood. This view shows the west side of Water Street South at the southwest corner of Water and Jones Streets.
  • Flood, 1947 - Queen Street (south side)
    Image       Photo of the 1947 flood. This view shows the south side of Queen Street East between Wellington and Water Streets.
    Image     Photo of the 1947 flood. This view shows the south side of Queen Street East between Wellington and Water Streets.
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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!