Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Matapedia Flooding







HELLOOO ,,,HELLOOO !!

REMEMBER JOHNNY CASH ??,,,,,, HOW HIGH IS THE WATER DADDY ?  FIVE FEET HIGH AND RISIN' !!

 

THIS IS THE JUNCTION OF THE MATAPEDIA AND THE RESTIGOUCHE RIVERS,,,

THE TRAIN BRIDGE,,,CNR ,,,IS THE MAIN-LINE TO THE MARITIMES ,,,

THE MAIN WAYS TO GET EAST TO WEST ARE ; ,,,ONE THROUGH EDMONDTON /  RIVER-DU-LOUP ROUTE,,,

AND THE OTHER THROUGH THE MATAPEDIA VALLEY,,,,SO,,,WITH THE ST. JOHN RIVER FLOODING,,,

AND MATAPEDIA FLOODING,,,,CANADA IS DISCONNECTED !! ,,,SEPERATED !!  ( FOR A WHILE !! ) 

 

TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOURSELF !!  SO LONG FOR NOW !!   JOHN G.

 

P.S. I SENT THIS OUT TO MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS ,,,THAT'S WHY THERE ARE SOME COMMENTS !!

 

 

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From: john geraghty

Subject: Fw:: FW: Few Pics - Restigouche River and Flooding]

 

HELLOOO,,,,HELLOOO !!

WOW,,,LOOKS LIKE IRENE HAS BEEN OUT TAKING PICTURES,,,AND LOOK AT THE GREAT PICTURES

OF THE ICE BREAK UP, AND FLOODING, IN THE RESTIGOUCHE WHERE THE MATAPEDIA JOINS IT,,

 

1ST,,,,,,IN MATAPEDIA,,,THE GARAGE AND GAS STATION,,,TAKEN FROM THE RAILROAD CROSSING

LOOKING ACROSS TO THE TOWN ,,,LOOKS LIKE THE DYKE IS GONE JUST BELOW THE TOWN BRIDGE !!

DO YOU REMEMBER,,THE ADAMS GENERAL STORE THAT WAS ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE ROAD,,,

THEY HAD EVERYTHING,,,JUST LIKE HARRY FAIR'S,,OR JIMMY'S, OR THE ATLANTIC TRADING,,,OR

RENAULT'S IN C'TON !!

 

2ND,,,,THE CNR BRIDGE ,,,N.B. ON THE LEFT,,,MATAPEDIA ON THE RIGHT,,,LOOKING UP THE RIVER,,,

"THE BEAUTIFUL RESTIGOUCHE",,,TAKEN FROM THE QUE, SIDE NEAR THE NEW AUTO BRIDGE !!

 

3RD,,,,SAME BRIDGE ,,,JUST FURTHUR AWAY,,,ALSO FROM THE MATAPEDIA SIDE,,,JUST LOOK AT

THAT PACK ICE,,,,CAN YOU IMAGINE MEN STANDING ON LOGS AND TRYING TO STEER THEM ALONG,,

JUNE MURRAY'S DAD AND MANY OTHER OF OUR RELATIVES USED TO DO THE LOG AND PULPWOOD

DRIVES EACH SPRING ,,,ON THE CASCAPEDIA,,,THE MATAPEDIA,,THE RESTIGOUCHE,,,AND EVERY

OTHER RIVER IN CANADA !!  THAT'S HOW THEY GOT THE WOOD TO THE MILLS,,,BEFORE BIG TRUCKS,,

ROADS,,AND VERY EXPENSIVE DIESEL FUEL !!

THE DRIVES WERE VERY ,,,VERY HARD WORK,,,A LOT OF MEN TRIED AND QUITE A FEW DIED !!

 

4TH,,,CLOSE-UP OF THE CNR BRIDGE,,,LOOKS LIKE COAL CARS LOADED WITH ROCKS FOR WEIGHT-

BALLAST TO HOLD DOWN THE BRIDGE,,,THIS BRIDGE IS NORMALLY ABOUT 30+ FEET OVER THE WATER

IN THE SUMMER,,,,SO IT LOOKS LIKE THERE MAY BE 50 FT, OR MORE, OF WATER AND ICE NOW !!

I KNOW THAT EDWARD R. WOULD REALLY LIKE TO SEE THIS !!  MARGARET COULD YOU COPY IT FOR

 HIM,,,THANK YOU !!!

 

5TH,,,,LOOKING UP THE RESTIGOUCHE,,FROM THE N.B. SIDE,,,NEAR THE CNR BRIDGE,,,YOU CAN SEE

THE SIDE OF THIS RURAL ROAD HAS GONE ON THE RIGHT,,,CEMENT  BLOCKS FOR PROTECTION,,,

AND AHEAD AT THE BOTTOM OF THE HILL THE ROAD IS COVERED WITH ICE,,,,,

SURE HAS BEEN A HECK-OF-A-WINTER,,,AND LONG !!!

 

6TH,,,,FLOODING UP TO AND OVER THE ROAD,,,,CHECK OUT THE POOR TREES,,,MOTHER NATURE

WILL HAVE TO DO SOME RE-PLANTING !!!

 

"NOW",,,IMAGINE THE SOUNDS,,,,THE CRASHING AND GRINDING ICE,,THE SPLASHING WATER,,,THE

CONSTANT ROAR,,,THE SOUNDS OF TREES BEING RIPPED UP BY THEIR ROOTS ,,,SNAPPING

LIMBS AND CRACKING TRUNKS,,,,,,NO LET UP,,,,,DAY AND NIGHT ,,,,,JUST IMAGINE !!!  

AND IN THE MIDST OF ALL OF THIS BIRDS ARE COMING BACK AND SINGING THEIR MATING CALLS,,,

THE GEESE ARE HONKING THEIR WAY NORTH,,,AND THE DUCKS ARE STARTING TO COME AND

LOOK FOR CLEAR WATER TO LAND IN ,,,,,,WE HAVE ANOTHER SPRING  !!!

A RENEWAL TIME ,,,A TIME TO START OVER,,,TO PLANT AGAIN,,,AND TO ENJOY MOTHER NATURE !!

AND,,,,MOST IMPORTANT A TIME TO ENJOY OUR FAMILY,,,OUR FRIENDS,,,AND ENJOY LIFE !!!

I WISH YOU ALL GOOD HEALTH AND HAPPINESS !!!   GOD BLESS !!

 

MANY,,MANY THANKS TO IRENE ,,,FOR THE GREAT PICTURES !!! ( SEE YOU IN CHURCH !! )

THANK'S TO CORINNE AND GEORGE FOR SENDING THEM ALONG !!   ( SEE YOU SOON !! )

THANK'S TO BILLY F. FOR POLISHING UP THE BOAT,,IN CASE WE HAVE A FLOOD !! SEE YOU SOON TOO !!

SEE YOU ALL IN MAY ,,,WHEN IT GETS WARMER AND THE RIVER GOES DOWN !!

AND THANK'S TO ALL OF YOU FOR BEING PART OF MY LIFE !!  GOD BLESS US,,,EVERYONE !!  JOHN ,,

 

Thanks John G.

 

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