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Flood Waters Claim Piece of Manitoba History

May 4, 2009 6:15 AM | News


The flood waters near Alexander Docks have claimed a piece of Manitoba history, at least according to one Winnipeg resident who frequents the area.

Regular ChrisD.ca reader Ernest Cucheron informed me on Saturday that the monument symbolizing the site of the 1812 Fort Douglas fortification has disappeared since river water has receded. What’s left is the plaque, but that’s it. Ernest picked up the plaque, which he found in a mass of driftwood nearby.

Here are the before/after shots:

Alexander Docks Monument

UPDATE – May 5: The Winnipeg Free Press has picked up this story and located the organization responsible for the plaque. Read the full article here from Tuesday’s paper.

Submitted photos by Ernest Cucheron