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Traffic Bridge during the flood.
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Date: June 7, 1908
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Photographer: City Studio.
Description: 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.
Phys. Descrip.: 1 photograph : b&w mounted print ; 20.3 x 25.3 cm.
Inscriptions: Title, date and photographer inscribed on bottom of image.
Phys. Condition: Enlarged copy of original postcard.
Copyright: Public domain.
Notes: Enlarged copy of LH 3579.
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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: 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.
Phys. Descrip.: 1 postcard : b&w.
Inscriptions: Title, date and photographer inscribed on bottom of image.
Copyright: Public domain.
Notes: Image LH 918 is an enlarged copy of this image.
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Photo inscribed "The Wreck of the 'City of Medicine Hat' June 7 1908.
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Date: June 7, 1908
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Description: 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.
Phys. Descrip.: 1 photograph : b&w print.
Copyright: Public domain.
Related Material: LH-1991.
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Steamboat - 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.
Copyright: Public domain.
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Steamboat grounded on Traffic Bridge with group of on-lookers.
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Date: June 7, 1908
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Phys. Descrip.: 1 photograph : b&w print.
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 photograph : b&w print.
Copyright: Public domain.
Related Material: LH 883.
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The wreck of the "City of Medicine Hat"
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Date: June 7, 1908
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Description: Postcard showing the City of Medicine Hat steamship partially submerged and lying on its side next to a pier of the Traffic Bridge. An inscription at the bottom says: 'The wreck of the "City of Medicine Hat", June 7, 1908. The worst Marine Disaster in the City of Saskatoon'
Phys. Descrip.: 1 postcard : b&w.
Copyright: Public domain.
Related Material: LH 744 negative. LH 723 slide. LH 1834. LH 1990. LH 39.
Notes: The steamer, on a trip down the Saskatchewan, was carried by a strong current against the Traffic bridge. Captain Ross, the owner, lost $30,000 to $35,000; he had no insurance. No one was injured. The passengers had disembarked, and the crew escaped. For details see source, Daily Phoenix, June 8, 1908.
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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 photograph : b&w print.
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 negative
1 photograph : b&w print
1 postcard : b&w.
Availability in other formats: Slide removed from collection November, 2015.
Copyright: Public domain.
Related Material: LH 39. LH 420. LH 438. LH 744. LH 1323. LH 1990. LH 1995. LH 3808.
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 postcard : b&w
1 photographs : b&w framed print
1 photograph : b&w print
1 photograph : b&w negative.
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.
Copyright: Public domain.
Related Material: LH-39. LH-438. LH-723 slide. LH-879. LH-1990. LH-3808. LH-874. LH-1834. LH-1994. PH-89-23-8 colour negative.
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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Hard against the pier.
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Date: June 7, 1908
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Photographer: City Studio.
Description: 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.
Phys. Descrip.: 1 photograph : b&w print
1 photograph : b&w print
1 photograph : b&w negative.
Inscriptions: Inscribed on print "hard against the pier ..."
Availability in other formats: Slide removed from collection November, 2015.
Copyright: Public domain.
Related Material: sim LH 1994. sim LH 744. sim LH 723. sim LH 879a cropped version.
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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View of the river at Saskatoon showing the wrecked "City of Medicine Hat." Broken-backed and lying on her bilge.
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Date: June 7, 1908
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Photographer: McKenzie, Peter.
Description: 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.
Phys. Descrip.: 1 photograph : b&w print.
Inscriptions: Title - inscription at bottom of photograph.
Availability in other formats: Slide removed from collection November, 2015.
Copyright: Public domain.
Related Material: LH-428.
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 Wrecked at Saskatoon"
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Date: April 16, 1908
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Description: Photo inscribed "The Ill-fated City of Medicine Hat Wrecked at Saskatoon". Shows steamboat loading up at bank in Medicine Hat for the voyage to Saskatoon on the South Saskatchewan River.
Phys. Descrip.: 2 photographs : b&w print
1 photograph : b&w negative.
Copyright: Public domain.
Related Material: LH 1992.
Notes: Archives Canada photograph PA-037865, de-accessioned to Western Development Museum in 2004, has written on back "At Medicine Hat April 16, 1908 before leaving for Saskatoon."
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Broken-backed. Wreck of the "City of Medicine Hat". Saskatoon, June 17. 1908.
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Date: June 7, 1908
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Photographer: City Studio.
Description: View of the the "City of Medicine Hat" nearly submerged in the South Saskatchewan River, abutting the Traffic Bridge.
Phys. Descrip.: 1 postcard : b&w ; 8.6 x 14 cm
3 photographs : b&w prints ; 10.1 x 12.7 cm ; 17.4 x 24.7 cm
1 photograph : b&w negative.
Inscriptions: at bottom of photo: "Broken backed" (wreck of the "City of Medicine Hat." Sskatoon, June 17, 1908) Phot by City Studio.
Copyright: Public domain.
Related Material: LH-744. LH-438. LH-1990. LH-39.
Notes: See Daily Phoenix 8 Jun 1908 in STEAMBOATS binder. Date on print is NOT date of accident. "The worst marine disaster in the city of Saskatoon". A strong current carried the steamer against the Traffic Bridge. Owner Captain Ross lost $30,000 to $35,000; he had no insurance. No one was injured. Large print donated by Lorne Richardson February 2011.
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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 dry mounted print ; 20.3 x 25.1 cm
1 photograph : b&w negative.
Copyright: Public domain.
Location: Exhibition Collection ; Negative Collection ; Oversize Collection ; Subject Collection
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Wreck of the "City of Medicine Hat"
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Date: June 7, 1908
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Photographer: Saskatoon Star Phoenix?
Description: Series LH 1990-91 of wreck of the "City of Medicine Hat", June 7, 1908. "The greatest marine disaster in the history of Saskatoon." The steamer, on a trip down the Saskatchewan, was carried by a strong current against the traffic bridge. Captain Ross, the owner, lost $30,000 to $35,000; he had no insurance. No one was injured.
Phys. Descrip.: 2 photographs : b&w prints.
Copyright: Public domain.
Related Material: LH 39. LH 744 negative. LH 1994. LH 1995 (before wreck). LH 723 slide.
Notes: Daily Phoenix, June 8, 1908.
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City of Medicine Hat.
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Date: April 16, 1908
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Description: City of Medicine Hat before its voyage from Medicine Hat to Saskatoon on the South Saskatchewan River.
Phys. Descrip.: 3 photographs : b&w prints ; 20.5 x 25.4 cm ; 18.5 x 25.4 cm ; 9 x 12.7 cm.
Inscriptions: lower right corner front "The ill-fated City of Medicine Hat wrecked at Saskatoon June 7, 1908"
Copyright: Public domain.
Related Material: LH-1323.
Notes: Archives Canada photograph PA-037865, de-accessioned to Western Development Museum in 2004, has written on back "At Medicine Hat April 16, 1908 before leaving for Saskatoon.". Lorne Richardson donated print February 2011.
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Wreck of steamer "City of Medicine Hat"
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Date: June 7, 1908
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Photographer: Saskatoon Star Phoenix.
Description: Wreck of steamer "City of Medicine Hat", June 7, 1908 against traffic bridge. Captain Ross, the owner, lost $35,000; he had no insurance. No one was injured.
Phys. Descrip.: 1 photograph : b&w print ; 19.9 x 24.3 cm on cardboard
1 photograph : b&w print ; 12.5 x 17.6 cm on cardboard.
Copyright: Public domain.
Related Material: LH 3808. LH 438. LH 744. LH 1834.
Notes: Source: Daily Phoenix, June 8, 1908.
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Steamboat "City of Medicine Hat"
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Date: June 7, 1908
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Description: Series LH 2010-2011, Steamboat "City of Medicine Hat" grounded and turned on its side at base of Traffic Bridge.
Phys. Descrip.: 3 photographs : b&w prints ; 20.2 x 25.2 cm ; 8.6 x 14 cm on matte
1 photograph : b&w negative.
Copyright: Public domain.
Location: Negative 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" 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.
Notes: Crowd stands along bridge.
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