The Railways of Ottawa

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

Kingston and Pembroke, Sharbot Lake Pump House and Part of Union Station Burned 7 May 1898.

Ottawa Free Press 7 May 1898

Kingston.  This morning a fire started in the C.P.R. pump house at Sharbot Lake Junction, on the line of the Kingston and Pembroke Railway, 47 miles north of this city and burned the pump house and a portion of the C.P.R. and K. & P. railway station and freight shed, and the following buildings situated near the station:  J. Hetherington's store, C. Deyor's house and W.Y. Cannon's store.  Loss heavy, insurance not known.

The Record, Chesterville 12 May 1898

Early this morning fire did $8,000 to $9,000 damage at Sharbot Lake destroying several stories and a part of Union Depot.  The fire was discovered in the house of Mr. Hetherington.  It attacked his store and the house of Brakeman Doe, of the K&P Railway, Dr. Connors store was also consumed as well as the K&P railway pump house.  Then the flames jumped the track and attacked the station.  By big efforts the station was saved.

Updated 4 November 2021

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