Canadian Maps Under Water

Forwarded to you from our Fine Maps columnist, Jeffrey Murray, is an article in the Vancouver Sun about a minor disaster involving thousands of photos, slides, documents, books, and flooding in Revelstoke. From the article:

Dismayed Parks Canada staff arrived at work early Tuesday morning to find the 6,000-square-foot basement of their leased office space under two metres (seven feet) of water. The flood badly damaged the parks' huge archival inventory documenting the cultural and natural history of the area to the early 1900s.

"It was underwater," DiGiandomenico said. ...