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Glimpse of the Saskatchewan River, Saskatoon, Sask..

Hand-tinted postcard with a view of the Traffic Bridge down the road that used to go through the riverbank foliage to the ferry. The road was later known as Lovers' Lane. Idylwyld area visible beyond. The wreck of the City of Medicine Hat steamboat is still visible piled up against one of the piers of the bridge due to the low water level of the river. A sandbar formed upstream of the pier because of the breakwater created by the wreckage.

Date: [after 1907].

Copyright information: Public domain.

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Traffic Bridge during the flood.

Image depicts the Traffic Bridge during the flood of 1908 as viewed from the west bank. The water level is close to the top of the piers. Victoria School #2 and other buildings in Nutana are visible in the background. The hull of wrecked streamboat City of Medicine Hat can be glimpsed next to the first visible pier.

Date: June 7, 1908.

Photographer: City Studio.

Copyright information: Public domain.

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Traffic Bridge during the flood - June 10, 1908.

Image depcits the Traffic Bridge during the flood of 1908 as viewed from the west bank. Water level is close to the top of the piers. Victoria School #2 and other buildings in Nutana are visible in the background. The hull of wrecked streamboat City of Medicine Hat is just visible next to the first visible pier.

Date: June 7, 1908.

Photographer: City Studio.

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Photo inscribed "The Wreck of the 'City of Medicine Hat' June 7 1908.

Photo inscribed "The Wreck of the 'City of Medicine Hat' June 7 1908 The Greatest Marine Disaster in the History of Saskatoon - City Studio". Steamboat is seen leaning up on foundation of Traffic Bridge with east bank in background.

Date: June 7, 1908.

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City of Medicine Hat.

Steamship City of Medicine Hat wrecking on Traffic Bridge.

Date: June 7, 1908.

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Wreck of the "City of Medicine Hat" at Traffic Bridge, Saskatoon.

Wreck of the steamboat "City of Medicine Hat", which lies on its side in the river, against a pier of the Traffic Bridge; large crowd looks down from the bridge.

Date: June 7, 1908.

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The wreck of the "City of Medicine Hat June 7, 1908. The greatest marine disaster in the history of Saskatoon.

Image shows the City of Medicine Hat turned on its side in the water up against the Traffic Bridge.

Date: June 7, 1908.

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Hard against the pier.

Wreck of the "City of Medicine Hat", 7 Jun 1908. "The greatest marine disaster in the history of Saskatoon". Small crowd observes from bridge. Bushes in foreground.

Date: June 7, 1908.

Photographer: City Studio.

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View of the river at Saskatoon showing the wrecked "City of Medicine Hat." Broken-backed and lying on her bilge.

Wreck of City of Medicine Hat and in the background on east bank, Knox Presbyterian Church, James Clinkskill's house on corner where the armouries were later located, and James Leslie's home on the left. A.A. Tucker recalled he was there when the boat was grounded on the Traffic Bridge, when loosened it fell on its side. They pulled passengers up by ladder onto bridge, while "thousands" watched.

Date: June 7, 1908.

Photographer: McKenzie, Peter.

Copyright information: Public domain.

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Small crowd on Traffic Bridge.

Small crowd on Traffic Bridge looking at a mostly submerged steamboat City of Medicine Hat. See clippings for story of wreck.

Date: June 7, 1908.

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Steamboat "City of Medicine Hat".

Series LH 2010-2011, Steamboat "City of Medicine Hat" grounded and turned on its side at base of Traffic Bridge.

Date: June 7, 1908.

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Steamboat "City of Medicine Hat".

Steamboat "City of Medicine Hat" wrecked against concrete piles of Traffic Bridge. Starboard visible as is rear paddle wheel.

Date: June 7, 1908.

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Hard against the pier.

Wreck of SS City of Medicine Hat.

Date: June 7, 1908.

Photographer: City Studio.

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S.S. "City of Medicine Hat" wrecked at Saskatoon, June 7, 1908.

The steamer, on a trip down the Saskatchewan, was carried by a strong current against Traffic Bridge.

Date: June 7, 1908.

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Wreck of the "City of Medicine Hat" June 7 1908. The greatest marine disaster in the history of Saskatoon.

View of the steamship, City of Medicine Hat, lying on its side in the South Saskatchewan River against a pier of the Traffic Bridge, after hitting the pier. Houses can be seen on the west bank of the river in the background.

Date: June 7, 1908.

Photographer: City Studio.

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S.S. City of Medicine Hat.

S.S. City of Medicine Hat (steamboat), taken from east bank, north of Traffic Bridge.

Date: June 7, 1908.

Copyright information: University of Saskatchewan Archives.

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"City of Medicine Hat" as she capsized.

Traffic Bridge from three angles showing the "City of Medicine Hat" as she capsized in high water.

Date: June 7, 1908.

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Wreck of steamer, "Medicine Hat" at Saskatoon, Sask. (June 7th 1908).

Colour image of wreck of the "Medicine Hat" steamboat against Traffic Bridge, June 7, 1908.

Date: June 7, 1908.

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The ill-fated City of Medicine Hat.

Steamboat "City of Medicine Hat", being loaded at riverbank at Medicine Hat (N.W.T.) for voyage to Saskatoon.

Date: April 16, 1908.

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View of the river at Saskatoon.

Photo inscribed, "View of the River at Saskatoon - Showing the Wrecked 'City of Medicine Hat' Broken-backed and Lying on her Bilge", with CNR Bridge and houses on the west bank in the background.

Date: June 7, 1908.

Photographer: McKenzie, Peter.

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