Flood - Desjardins Canal Turning Basin

Name/Title: Flood - Desjardins Canal Turning Basin
Date: 1918

Item consists of a black and white photographic copy print depicting the flood at Desjardins Canal, looking toward the turning basin and the Malt House on the left.

Pasted on the back with tape : ‘Since changing the course of Spencer Creek to accommodate the Desjardins Canal, silting where the creek empties into Cootes’ (sic) Paradise has always been a problem. In March of 1918, after a severe run-off, the silting cause the creek to back-up and flood the turning basin of the canal. A law suit was launched by Reynolds, owner of several boat houses. This photograph shows the Malt House on the banks of the turning basin and further east can be seen two greenhouses – forerunner of the present Veldhuis establishment.’

Object Number: P-3889
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