Oct. 19 – Rossport Diver to Recount Locomotive Story
Posted on: September 27, 2016

Rossport diver and charter boat operator Paul Turpin has agreed to present information about locating and diving to the train wreck recently found in the depths of Lake Superior. The wreck was located on the Canadian North Shore near Mink Tunnel. The work of Paul and others led the way to Tom Crossmon of Minnesota finding the steam locomotive which pulled the train, 106 years after it derailed.

Paul’s presentation will take place at the Terrace Bay Recreation Centre on the evening of October 19th. The event is free of charge and all are welcome. The evening begins at 7 p.m. with presentations about the environmental health of Blackbird Creek and Jackfish Bay by representatives of the Aditya Birla Terrace Bay mill, Environment and Climate Change Canada and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. Paul’s presentation will follow.

Paul will recount the sequence of events leading up to discovery of the locomotive, including information about the Canadians who first found the wreck. Paul will bring along photos and video clips illustrating the work of his dive team. The event ends at 9 p.m.

Related News Posts:

11′ Audio Clip: Paul Turpin previews his presentation


Twin Cities Pioneer Press (includes detailed information about the sequence of events leading up to the crash, including Doug Stefurak of Schreiber)

The Express (UK)

National Post

Duluth News Tribune

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