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The following article is taken from the Aberdeen Daily News on January 23, 1904

MANY VESSELS WRECKED
Flood Causing Great Property Loss at Lorain, Ohio

Lorain, O., Jan. 23 - Great loss has been caused here by heavy rains.  Two large steamers broke from their moorings and now lie at the mouth of the river in a dangerous position.  The Nickel Plate railroad bridge has been washed away and all traffic on the road is blocked for the time being.  The shipyards of the American Shipbuilding company are under water.  Many small vessels have been wrecked.  The Baltimore and Ohio railroad will be a heavy loser.  Immense piles of lumber are going down the river with the rush of ice.

The following article was found in the Charlotte Observer, N. C. on Jan. 23, 1904

Destructive Flood at Lorain, Ohio.

Lorain, O., Jan. 22 - The worst flood ever known in this section caused by the heavy rains swelling the waters of Black river has wrought great damage to shipping interests along the stream, resulting in the entire suspension of work at the American Ship Building plant, tearing large vessels from their moorings and carrying them to the lake and washing away the Nickel Plat Railroad bridge.

The following article was found in The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio on Jan. 29, 1918

FLOOD MENACES TOWN
Jackson, Ky., in Danger; Lorain to Dynamite Gorge.

LEXINGTON, Ky., Jan. 28 - Word reached here today that Jackson, Ky., has been visited by a flood which followed the breaking up of ice gorges in the mountain streams and that the town is threatened with destruction.  All of the residents have taken to the mountain sides; the railroad tracks have been washed away and the damage already is reported to be in the neighborhood of a quarter of a million dollars in the valley in which Jackson is located.

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LORAIN, Jan. 28... - Lorain city officials today were planning to dynamite a big ice gorge which has formed at the mouth of Black river.  The gorge is more than thirty feet deep.  It is feared that in event of a heavy rain it will cause a flood.

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