Renfrew Mercury 20 August 1909
There was a wreck on the Grand Trunk Railway on Monday through an unusual cause - a cloudburst. The accompanying torrent of rain rushing down a steep hillside undermined nearly a mile of track near Carson Lake a few miles beyond Barrys Bay and a mixed train was ditched before any damage was known. The fireman being killed. Another train had passed only a short time previously. The fireman was W.J. Thurston of Madawaska whose fatal injuries resulted from him being crushed under a car.