Author To Speak On Welland Canal Construction Accident That Claimed Three Lives

Shown is the cofferdam built for salvaging a caisson at Bridge No. 13 (Main Street Bridge) in Welland, December 1927. (Major P.J. Cowan photo)

THOROLD (Special) – Melanie Battell, author of several Welland Canal Fallen Worker profiles that appeared in local newspapers in 2017 (and will be included in the forthcoming book), will be speaking at the next meeting of the Thorold & Beaverdams Historical Society. Her topic is:
A Cold Saturday Afternoon in Welland – The Accident at the Main St. Bridge, 1927.
The meetings of the Thorold & Beaverdams Historical Society are open to the public. Admission is free. Battell will speak Monday, February 25, 7:30 pm.
Meetings are held in the main meeting room of Chestnut Hall (next to the Thorold Public Library on the corner of Ormond and Vine Streets, 14 Ormond St. N.). Snacks and conversation follow.
And, if you missed them before, here are additional upcoming presentations from the Fallen Workers series:
Monday, March 25, 2019: Debra Antoncic – “Art and Poetry on the Welland Canal”
Thursday, April 11, 2019: Dr. Andrew W. Panko, PhD., P.Geo. – “The Welland Canal Construction Railway”. Admission $4.


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