The Victoria Day Disaster


The Victoria Day Disaster

MCTAGGART, Kenneth D.; BRONSON, Les (ed.)

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From the introduction: "On May 24, 1881, disaster struck the London [Ontario] area. The river steamer Victoria had capsized killing nearly 200 people. News of the tragedy stunned the nation, and threw the London district into mourning for its dead. Scarcely a street escaped without some loss of life. In dimension and scope, the disaster still stands as the worst in the history of London." Topics include early transportation on the Thames River, other steamboats, construction of the Victoria, the cause of the disaster.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: Skinner Printing
  • Edition: First edition of 1000 copies, of which this is no. 489
  • Date Published: April 1978
  • Place Published: Petrolia, Ontario
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Good +
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    xii, 112 p. 18 xx 22 cm. Fold out map at rear shows the route of the Victoria. Numerous other b&w illustrations. Softcover with a bit of faint soiling on rear. Signed by author on half title. Some faint spots on first pages.

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