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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 »

Niagara Falls The Scow Sand Barge and The Subchaser (FREE)

Old scow wrecked in 1918 just above Niagara Falls Aerial view of the Toronto Power Plant and the Upper Rapids of the Niagara River The Niagara Scow (also called “The Old Scow”) is the unofficial name of the wreck of a small scow that brought two men perilously close to plunging over the Horseshoe Falls, the largest of the Niagara Falls. The wreck can still be seen, upstream of the … Read more »