The Railways of Ottawa

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

Union Forwarding Company Half a Mile of Track 20 August 1870

The Times, Ottawa 23 August 1870
Verbatim in the Almonte Gazette 27 August 1870

On Saturday last something like a half a mile of the Union Forwarding and Railway Company's railroad, Pontiac, was destroyed by fire.  Mr. B. Mulligan Capt.. of the steamer Emerald was seriously burned on the occasion in the endeavors to check the fire. Mr. Cas?, President of the Company has gone to Pontiac, and under his superintendence - no doubt the railroad will soon be repaired.  Traffic will not be interrupted by the accident.

Updated 8 November 2021

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