The Railways of Ottawa

Finding No. 21   Railway Structures Destroyed (Mainly) by Fire


Union Forwarding Company Station at Union 21 September 1860

The Union, Ottawa 26 September 1860

We are sorry to learn that the Freight House, part of the Wharf and a few rods of the Railway, at Union village at the head of Chats Portage, were burned on Saturday the 21st inst.  The fire is supposed to have originated from a spark from the funnel of the steamer Oregon as it was first discovered in the roof of the Freight house.  The loss to the company will not exceed 250, as the Depot was empty; but we are sorry to say four or five horses belonging to poor people in the village, were destroyed.

Updated 2 October 2021

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