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Where Canal gate collapsed. At least nine men were killed, twelve are in hospital badly crushed and several others were more or less seriously injured at Lock No. 6 of the new Welland canal to-day, when a 500-ton gate collapsed as it was being placed in position by derricks. At the TOP is shown Locks No. 5 and 6 with Lock No. 7 in the background. The depth of the canal at this point is 130.8 feet, almost the sa depth as the Horseshoe Falls. At the BOTTOM is a map showing where the accident occured. [Incomplete] Open in full size

Where Canal gate collapsed. At least nine men were killed, twelve are in hospital badly crushed and several others were more or less seriously injured at Lock No. 6 of the new Welland canal to-day, when a 500-ton gate collapsed as it was being placed in position by derricks. At the TOP is shown Locks No. 5 and 6 with Lock No. 7 in the background. The depth of the canal at this point is 130.8 feet, almost the sa depth as the Horseshoe Falls. At the BOTTOM is a map showing where the accident occured. [Incomplete]

Picture, 1928, English

Where Canal gate collapsed. At least nine men were killed, twelve are in hospital badly crushed and several others were more or less seriously injured at Lock No. 6 of the new Welland canal to-day, when a 500-ton gate collapsed as it was being placed in position by derricks. At the TOP is shown Locks No. 5 and 6 with Lock No. 7 in the background. The depth of the canal at this point is 130.8 feet, almost the sa depth as the Horseshoe Falls. At the BOTTOM is a map showing where the accident occured. [Incomplete]

Picture, 1928, English

Rights and Licenses

Toronto Star License

Provenance

From the Toronto Star Archives

File Location:

Canada - Ontario - Welland Canal - Disaster

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Baldwin Collection

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Toronto Star Photo Archive

Call Number / Accession Number

tspa_0108550f