Stranded Scow - Niagara Falls, ON
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ras258
N 43° 04.239 W 079° 04.318
17T E 656972 N 4770464
Quick Description: This is the second of two plaques that are located upriver from the Horseshoe Falls along the Niagara Parkway.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 9/17/2011 5:07:50 PM
Waymark Code: WMCKK7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 17

Long Description:
This plaque can be found just beyond the Burch's Mills plaque, which is also in this green space along the Niagara River. Both plaques are beyond the Toronto Power Generating Station. The plaque is secured to a large rock close to the sidewalk.

The plaque reads:

"Stranded Scow
On August 6th, 1918, this dumping scow broke loose from its towing tug about 1.6 km (1 mile) upriver, with Gustav F. Lofberg and James N. Harris aboard. The men opened the bottom dumping doors and the scow grounded in the shallow rapids. They were rescued the next day by breeches buoy, on a line shot out from the roof of the adjacent powerhouse.
Erected by The Niagara Parks Commission"

Niagara Parks Commission: (visit link)
Group that erected the marker: Niagara Parks Commission

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
7200 Niagara Parkway (approx.)
Niagara Falls, ON Canada

URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: Not listed

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