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Bottomed out: Curious spectators get a close-up look at the Great Lakes freighter Leadale; which sank in the Welland Canal at Thorold Tuesday after slamming into a concrete pier. The Collision left a huge hole in the Vessel's stern; and water flooded the hold. The 30-member crew was evacuated without injury. Divers will attempt to patch the hole; and the hull will be pumped dry; which could take several days. The accident hasn't disrupted shipping on the canal. Open in full size

Bottomed out: Curious spectators get a close-up look at the Great Lakes freighter Leadale; which sank in the Welland Canal at Thorold Tuesday after slamming into a concrete pier. The Collision left a huge hole in the Vessel's stern; and water flooded the hold. The 30-member crew was evacuated without injury. Divers will attempt to patch the hole; and the hull will be pumped dry; which could take several days. The accident hasn't disrupted shipping on the canal.

Picture, 1982, English

Bottomed out: Curious spectators get a close-up look at the Great Lakes freighter Leadale; which sank in the Welland Canal at Thorold Tuesday after slamming into a concrete pier. The Collision left a huge hole in the Vessel's stern; and water flooded the hold. The 30-member crew was evacuated without injury. Divers will attempt to patch the hole; and the hull will be pumped dry; which could take several days. The accident hasn't disrupted shipping on the canal.

Picture, 1982, English

Rights and Licenses

Toronto Star License

Provenance

From the Toronto Star Archives

File Location:

Ships - L - Named

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Baldwin Collection

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Toronto Star Photo Archive

Call Number / Accession Number

tspa_0014256f