Mirrored image of the Centennial Bridge

Mirrored image of the Centennial Bridge
One frosty and very still morning in November, 2010, Centennial Bridge, Miramichi, NB, Canada

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Sepia Saturday for March 29, 2014

When the topic of floods was introduced, it got me thinking of the great flood around the Miramichi area in the year of 1970, month of February and earlier years.  Here are just a few of the pictures that were taken.  I took this pictures from the Facebook site "OUR MIRAMICHI HERITAGE PHOTOS" https://www.google.ca/?gfe_rd=ctrl&ei=-L40U4qnEsmD8QeA24HIAQ&gws_rd=cr#q=facebook%2Four+miramichi+heritage+photos.

This was Castle Street, Newcastle.  The street is now called Newcastle Blvd. and the town is now called Miramichi.  Right behind these buildings on the left was the Miramichi River, and it sure did over flow on this particular day!!


 A tow truck trying to haul a car out of a garage.



 This was Vic Chenier's Cadillac---don't imagine it was any good after this flood!!


I threw in a fire for good measure, I just liked the old gas tank.  The family of Irvings owns pretty well everything in New Brunswick.  The three original brothers got the nicknames of Oily, Greasy, and Gassy.

Here a 1/2 ton did not fare well in the 1970 flood at the Irving wharf in Newcastle/Miramichi.
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19 comments:

  1. Well that certainly was a lot of high water, and I think you're right about Vic's Cadillac. The 1/2 ton might be salvageable, though?

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    1. Vic just passed away last Fall, she was over 100 years old, losing her Cadillac wasn't major to her. Fine lady.

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  2. It's often hard to work out how much our own activities in building and altering the draining of the land is to blame for some of the flood damage. Not that we're completely to blame but sometimes we make a good contribution tby he way we site our towns,

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    1. However Boundforoz, that is where the most beautiful and productive land seems to be, so we take that chance and build there......

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  3. I live near the Mississippi River, but I don't know of any floods in my area.

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    1. Do I detect some sarcasm here Postcardy....

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  4. A car underwater is a useless thing. Floods, I am glad I live on a hill when we get weeks of rains. Here in Atlanta some creeks seem to flood regularly.

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  5. I like the nicknames Oily, Greasy and Gassy - that just about says everything about them, doesn't it.

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  6. The nicknames made me laugh :)
    No panic in the fire photo even though there's petrol nearby! I wonder why the photographer chose that angle. You'd think the fire would be the main focus.

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  7. A disaster in a post, but definitely not a disaster of a post.

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  8. That flood damage sure looks pretty serious. I must say the car in the first photo looks rather old for 1970!

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    1. Yes, that was an entirely different flood!

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  9. Such interesting pictures! Of those brothers' nicknames, Gassy has to be the worst. HA!

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  10. Such vivid photographs that convey what destruction and damage water can make.

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  11. We had a bit of rain here last week. The radio told stories of people gaily driving by police road blocks with red and blue flashing lights and then ending up in the drink, winding their windows down and saying "What do I do now?" Aren't people funny?

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  12. Great photos + great nicknames = great post

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  13. Floods are so devastating, aren't they? There's just nothing you can do but wait for it to go away.

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  14. It's interesting how much a flood becomes an historical event in a town. I think of Johnstown, Pennsylvania and still think of the flood. Whether the flood is known far and wide, it becomes part of the towns history and the stories get told over and over again.

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  15. Love the old pictures and stories.

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