Saturday, January 14, 2006

1897 Flood

Now here's something you don't see every day...














According to this article, the steamboat S.S. City of Grand Forks was sent to rescue folks around Pembina/St. Vincent, while another steamboat from Winnipeg, the S.S. Assiniboine, was sent down to help the citizens of Emerson (as seen here in this photograph...) It's quite a site to see a steamboat coming down the main street of a town! I'm surprised my grandparents never mentioned this, since they were around then. Another reminder of how much of the past we will never know...