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A History about Niagara Falls THE SCOW (SAND BARGE) & THE SUBCHASER

THE SCOW (SAND BARGE) At about 3 p.m. on the afternoon of Tuesday August 6th 1918, a steel copper bottomed sand scow (barge) was engaged in dredging operation in the fast currents on the American side of the Niagara River opposite Port Day at the entrance of the Niagara Falls Power Company hydraulic canal. The scow was being towed by the tug boat – “Hassayampa” being operated by Captain John … Read more »