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Traffic Bridge during the flood - June 10, 1908.
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Date: June 7, 1908
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Photographer: City Studio.
Description: 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.
Phys. Descrip.: 1 postcard : b&w ; 8.5 x 14 cm
1 photograph : b&w print ; 20.3 x 25.3 cm.
Inscriptions: Title, date and photographer inscribed on bottom of image.
Copyright: Public domain.
Location: Subject Collection
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"City of Medicine Hat" aground on Traffic Bridge.
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Date: June 7, 1908
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Description: Steamboat - City of Medicine Hat aground on Traffic Bridge.
Phys. Descrip.: 1 photograph : b&w print ; 11.6 x 16.6 cm.
Copyright: Public domain.
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View of the river at Saskatoon.
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Date: June 7, 1908
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Photographer: McKenzie, Peter.
Description: 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.
Phys. Descrip.: 1 postcard : b&w ; 8.5 x 13.8 cm
1 photograph : b&w print ; 16.5 x 25.5 cm.
Copyright: Public domain.
Related Material: LH 883.
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S.S. "City of Medicine Hat" aground at Saskatoon, June 7, 1908.
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Date: June 7, 1908
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Description: The wreck of the "City of Medicine Hat" June 7, 1908. the greatest marine disaster in the history of Saskatoon.
Phys. Descrip.: 1 postcard : b&w ; 9 x 14 cm.
Copyright: Public domain.
Related Material: LH 744. LH 1834. LH 3807. LH 1990. LH 1991. LH 39.
Notes: Capt. Ross, the owner, lost $30,000 to $35,000; he had no insurance. No one was injured. For details, see source : Daily Phoenix, June 8, 1908. Copy of Phoenix article filed in STEAMBOATS binder. Excellent view of houses along the river bank on west side.
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City of Medicine Hat.
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Date: June 7, 1908
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Description: Steamship City of Medicine Hat wrecking on Traffic Bridge.
Phys. Descrip.: 1 postcard : b&w ; 7.9 x 10.5 cm
1 photograph : b&w copy negative ; 2.5 x 5 cm.
Copyright: Public domain.
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Wreck of the "City of Medicine Hat" at Traffic Bridge, Saskatoon.
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Date: June 7, 1908
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Description: 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.
Phys. Descrip.: 1 photograph : b&w copy negative ; 6.3 x 6.9 cm
1 photograph : b&w copy print ; 10 x 12.5 cm
1 postcard : b&w ; 8.5 x 14 cm.
Inscriptions: on back: "Miss G. A Davey, Kindsay, Ont." June 18/08 This will give you some idea of the City of M.H. and its fate. It is a total wreck. They are saving the machinery worth $130,000. On ohter side shows about high water work ? 12 to 15 feet. This boat was beautifully fitted up in every way. This is the greatest marine disaster in the hisotry of Saskatoon"
Availability in other formats: Slide removed from collection November, 2015.
Copyright: Public domain.
Notes: The steamer, on a trip down the Saskatchewan, was carried by a strong current against the traffic bridge. Captain Ross lost over $30,000; he had no insurance. For details see the Daily Phoenix, 8 Jun 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.
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Date: June 7, 1908
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Description: Image shows the City of Medicine Hat turned on its side in the water up against the Traffic Bridge.
Phys. Descrip.: 1 photograph : b&w print
1 photograph : b&w negative
1 photograph : b&w print ; 14.7 x 24.1 cm
3 postcards : b&w ; 9 x 13.7 cm.
Inscriptions: Inscription at bottom reads: "Wreck of the City of Medicine Hat", Jun 7, 1908. The greatest marine disaster in the history of Saskatoon"
Availability in other formats: Dry mounted exhibition print removed from collection January, 2016. Slide removed from collection September 2016. Framed exhibition print removed November, 2017.
Copyright: Public domain.
Notes: The steamer was on a trip down the Saskatchewan River and was carried by strong current against the Traffic Bridge. Owner Captain Ross lost over $30,000; he had no insurance. No one was injured. For details see Daily Phoenix, Jun 8, 1908. Copy of article in Clippings binders under: STEAMBOATS. The Saskatoon Star of June 8, 1908 called the wreck of the City of Medicine Hat with the loss of several tons of flour and other possessions “the greatest marine disaster in the history of Saskatoon.” It was also the only marine disaster. The captain of the steamboat, H. H. Ross, given the exceptionally high water of the river, lost control of his boat and it slammed into the piers of the Traffic Bridge. The wreck in the very heart of the city attracted immense crowds and for a time the Traffic Bridge was almost impassable.
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Wreck of the City of Medicine Hat.
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Date: June 7, 1908
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Photographer: City Studios.
Description: Image depicts the steamboat "City of Medicine Hat" as it sinks into the South Saskatchewan River against a pier of the Traffic Bridge.
Phys. Descrip.: 1 photograph : sepia postcard ; 8.6 x 13.8 cm
1 photograph : b&w copy print ; 8.9 x 11.7 cm
1 photograph : b&w copy print ; 17.3 x 24.7 cm.
Inscriptions: On front: "Broken-backed"(Wreck of the "City of Medicine Hat" Saskatoon, June 17, 1908)
Copyright: Public domain.
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Small crowd on Traffic Bridge.
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Date: June 7, 1908
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Description: Small crowd on Traffic Bridge looking at a mostly submerged steamboat City of Medicine Hat. See clippings for story of wreck.
Phys. Descrip.: 1 photograph : b&w print ; 10.16 x 12.7 cm
1 photograph : b&w oversize print ; 27.8 x 35.4 cm
1 photograph : b&w copy print ; 20.3 x 25.1 cm
1 photograph : b&w negative.
Copyright: Public domain.
Location: Negative Collection ; Oversize Collection ; Subject Collection
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Steamboat "City of Medicine Hat"
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Date: June 7, 1908
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Description: Steamboat "City of Medicine Hat" grounded and turned on its side at base of Traffic Bridge.
Phys. Descrip.: 2 photographs : b&w prints ; 20.2 x 25.2 cm
1 photograph : b&w negative
1 postcard : b&w ; 8.6 x 14 cm.
Copyright: Public domain.
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Steamboat "City of Medicine Hat"
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Date: June 7, 1908
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Description: Steamboat "City of Medicine Hat" wrecked against concrete piles of Traffic Bridge. Starboard visible as is rear paddle wheel.
Phys. Descrip.: 1 photograph : b&w negative
2 photographs : b&w prints ; 9.5 x 12 cm ; 17 x 22.8 cm
1 postcard : b&w ; 8.8 x 14 cm.
Notes: Crowd stands along bridge.
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Hard against the pier.
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Date: June 7, 1908
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Photographer: City Studio.
Description: Partially submerged steamboat "City of Medicine Hat", caught against the easternmost pier of the Traffic bridge.
Phys. Descrip.: 3 postcards : b&w ; 8.1 x 14 cm
1 photograph : b&w print ; 19.9 x 24.3 cm
1 photograph : b&w print ; 12.5 x 17.6 cm.
Inscriptions: Handwritten on back: "This boat was wrecked at the Traffic Bridge on June 7th, 1908 when we had the flood, it was a nice boat, it was going to Winnipeg, with all good wishes, Sarah"
Copyright: Public domain.
Notes: Captain Ross, the owner, lost $35,000; he had no insurance. No one was injured.
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S.S. "City of Medicine Hat" wrecked at Saskatoon, June 7, 1908.
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Date: June 7, 1908
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Description: The steamer, on a trip down the Saskatchewan, was carried by a strong current against Traffic Bridge.
Phys. Descrip.: 1 postcard : b&w ; 8.5 x 13.8 cm
1 photograph : b&w print ; 16 x 25 cm.
Copyright: Public domain.
Related Material: LH 744. LH 1834. LH 438. LH 1990. LH 1991. LH 39.
Notes: Capt. Ross, the owner, lost $30,000 to $35,000; he had no insurance. No one was injured. For details, see source : Daily Phoenix, June 8, 1908. Copy of Phoenix article filed in STEAMBOATS binder. Excellent view of houses along the river bank on west side.
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Wreck of the "City of Medicine Hat" June 7 1908. The greatest marine disaster in the history of Saskatoon.
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Date: June 7, 1908
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Photographer: City Studio.
Description: 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.
Phys. Descrip.: 1 postcard : b&w ; 8.5 x 13.8 cm.
Inscriptions: Title taken from inscription.
Copyright: Public domain.
Related Material: LH-744. LH-1834. LH-438. LH-1990. LH-1991. LH-39.
Notes: The steamer, on a trip down the river, was carried by a strong current against the Traffic Bridge.. Capt. Ross, the owner, lost $30,000 to $35,000; he had no insurance. No one was injured. Source: Daily Phoenix, June 8, 1908.
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S.S. City of Medicine Hat.
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Date: June 7, 1908
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Description: S.S. City of Medicine Hat, taken from east bank, north of Traffic Bridge.
Phys. Descrip.: 1 photograph : b&w print ; 9 x 14.5 cm.
Inscriptions: on back: " The wreck of the "City of Medicine Hat" steamer owner by the late Cpt. Ross of the Ron Harrigatim Co. of The Pas was on its way ? Medicine Hat to the Manitoba city and was wrecked due to the wheel ? catching on power wires across the river above the bridge year 1908"
Copyright: Saskatoon Public Library has permission.
Notes: Steamer owned by Cpt. Ross of the Ross Navigation Co. of The Pas, was on its way from Medicine Hat to the Manitoba City, when it was wrecked due to the wheel house catching on power lines across the river above the bridge.
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"City of Medicine Hat" as she capsized.
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Date: June 7, 1908
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Description: Traffic Bridge from three angles showing the "City of Medicine Hat" as she capsized in high water.
Phys. Descrip.: 1 photograph : b&w print ; 15 x 10 cm.
Copyright: Public domain.
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Wreck of steamer, "Medicine Hat" at Saskatoon, Sask. (June 7th 1908)
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Date: June 7, 1908
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Description: Colour image of wreck of the "Medicine Hat" steamboat against Traffic Bridge, June 7, 1908.
Phys. Descrip.: 1 postcard : col. ; 9 x 14 cm
1 photograph : col print ; 10.1 x 12.7 cm.
Inscriptions: Title taken from inscription. Handwritten on back of postcard: "Viscount July 20, 09 Dear Eva: Arrives O.K. at the farm this morning aobut nine. Everybody well. Love to all. Grace" addressed to: "Miss Eva Moody 1560 Albert Street Regina, Sask."
Availability in other formats: Slide removed from collection November, 2015.
Copyright: Public domain.
Notes: The steamer, on a trip down the Saskatchewan, was carried by a strong current against the traffic bridge. Captain Ross lost over $30,000; he had no insurance. For details see the Daily Phoenix, 8 Jun 1908.
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The ill-fated "City of Medicine Hat"
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Date: April 16, 1908
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Description: Steamboat "City of Medicine Hat", being loaded at riverbank at Medicine Hat (N.W.T.) for voyage to Saskatoon.
Phys. Descrip.: 1 postcard : b&w ; 8.8 x 13.8 cm
2 photographs : b&w copy prints ; 20.7 x 25.3 cm
1 photograph : b&w copy negative ; 10.1 x 12.7 cm.
Inscriptions: "At Medicine Hat Apr 16, 1908 before leaving for Saskatoon"
Copyright: Public domain.
Notes: This steamboat would be wrecked when it struck the Traffic bridge in Saskatoon on June 7, 1908.
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Sternwheeler blueprint.
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Date: August 31, 2008
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Photographer: Burke, Greg.
Description: Greg Burke of Timeline Architectural Models made this blueprint, a 1:75 scale drawing, in order to make his model of the sternwheeler City of Medicine Hat.
Phys. Descrip.: 1 ill. : b&w blueprint ; 34.5 x 91.5 cm.
Inscriptions: "SS City of Medicine Hat, Sternwheeler"
Copyright: Saskatoon Public Library.
Location: Building Plans Collection
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