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Cut ice channel as precautionary flood measure; Anxious to prevent a recurrence of serious floods that have worried Belleville annually during the spring break-up of the Moira river; ice-cutters are busy cutting a 1;100-foot channel in the ice covering the mouth of the river. Three motor-saws operated by expert ice-cutters move up and down the ice hacking off large blocks. The apparatus that lifts the ice from the water to a platform is shown Top. Open in full size

Cut ice channel as precautionary flood measure; Anxious to prevent a recurrence of serious floods that have worried Belleville annually during the spring break-up of the Moira river; ice-cutters are busy cutting a 1;100-foot channel in the ice covering the mouth of the river. Three motor-saws operated by expert ice-cutters move up and down the ice hacking off large blocks. The apparatus that lifts the ice from the water to a platform is shown Top.

Picture, 1940, English

Cut ice channel as precautionary flood measure; Anxious to prevent a recurrence of serious floods that have worried Belleville annually during the spring break-up of the Moira river; ice-cutters are busy cutting a 1;100-foot channel in the ice covering the mouth of the river. Three motor-saws operated by expert ice-cutters move up and down the ice hacking off large blocks. The apparatus that lifts the ice from the water to a platform is shown Top.

Picture, 1940, English

Rights and Licenses

Toronto Star License

Provenance

From the Toronto Star Archives

File Location:

Canada - Ontario - Belleville

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Baldwin Collection

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Toronto Star Photo Archive

Call Number / Accession Number

tspa_0105995f