Canada at War: Tragedy at No. 5

In Port Arthur it was just an ordinary busy morning. The big, bulging grain elevators (capacity: more than 50,000,000 bu.) were hiring anyone who could and would wield a shovel. More grain ships than ever before were being loaded at the great Lake Superior port.

Suddenly, at the No. 5 elevator of the Saskatchewan Pool Terminal, Ltd., where the Sonora was loading, a pillar of flame shot 300 ft. skyward. There was an earth-shaking roar, heard several miles away. No. 5's cement walls, towering 180 ft. above dock level, fell apart like cardboard. The...

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