Central Bridge, Wallaceburg, Ont.

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Central Bridge, Wallaceburg, Ont.
Publisher: Valentine & Sons Publishing Co.
Date: 1908
Type(s): Postcard
Language: English
Identifier(s): 101,630 J.V.
Source: Mike Skreptak Collection; Box 1
Notes: Postmarked 1908; addressed to Miss Fay Rumball; the steamer Omar D. Conger is passing through Central Bridge, Wallaceburg, Ontario; the steamer, named after a Michigan Senator, operated under the Port Huron & Sarnia Ferry Co.; it could carry 800 passengers and was considered unusually small with a length of 92 feet; it froze in the ice during an excursion in January, 1893 and the steamer was rebuilt following a fire in June 1901; a spectacular boiler explosion destroyed the steamer and killed 4 crew members on March 26, 1922
Subject(s): Sydenham River
Waterfront (Wallaceburg)
Central Bridge (Wallaceburg)
Conger, Omar D. (Ship)
Port Huron And Sarnia Ferry Company
Place(s): Wallaceburg (Ontario)
Rights: Public Domain
Repository: University of Windsor. Leddy Library
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