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April 20, 2023

April 20, 1923 – The big freight steamer Cordova was in Petersburg on Monday and unloaded coal for the local merchants. The Cordova broke her after boom and wrecked the winch while loading yellow cedar logs at Fanshaw, just before coming here. The Cordova was taking on a shipment of logs and one big one weighing about two and a half tons had just been hoisted up when the boom broke. The log fell to the deck near the winch and crashed through, tearing out the steam pipes to the winch and putting it out of commission.

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