Welland Canal Fallen Workers Speaker Series: Tues. Mar. 28: Life and Death on the Welland Ship Canal

March 16, 2017 in Main News

The Welland Canal Fallen Workers Speaker Series continues at 7pm on Tuesday, March 28th with:

Life and Death on the Welland Ship Canal – The Untold Story of 137 Worker Fatalities: 

Guest speaker, Arden Phair, will deliver an illustrated presentation on an engineering marvel of the twentieth century – the Welland Ship Canal – and the plans to build a Memorial to the men whose lives were lost during its construction. Until now, this has been an untold story of the transportation icon. The 137 fatalities between 1914 and 1935 represent one of the largest losses of life in the history of the Government of Canada infrastructure projects. This lecture combines a historical and photographic overview with the Welland Canal works as a backdrop to the Memorial project and a selection of stories about the fallen workers.

is proud to announce a new speaker series beginning this Fall. This series, taking place the last Tuesday of every month running September to April, focuses on the Welland Canal Fallen Workers. These talks are in conjunction with the development and construction of a Fallen Workers Memorial which will be unveiled in late summer 2017 and will be located adjacent to Lock 3 in St. Catharines.

This talk will take place at 7:00pm in the Community Room of Civic Square, located at 60 East Main Street in Welland. Upcoming topics are as follows:

Tuesday, April 25: Disaster on the Welland Canal: The Lock 6 Gate Collapse, 1928 by Sarah King-Head.

Tuesday, May 30: Helmet Diving from the Past by Mike Babiski.

Please register for these talks by calling the Library at 905-734-6210 ext. 2521 or through our online calendar. (http://welland NULL.evanced NULL.info/signup/calendar)

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