Niagara to Mark 100th Anniversary of Scow Rescue

For a century, Niagara Falls tourists have asked the same thing: “Why is that old wreck of a boat stuck out there?” A new plaque being unveiled Aug. 6 by the Niagara Parks Commission will provide answers. The boat, known as the ‘Iron Scow,’ has been perched about 600 metres from the brink of the Horseshoe Falls since Aug. 6, 1918, when it broke loose from its tugboat. Onboard the scow were two American workers, requiring a dramatic 17-hour rescue led by legendary Niagara riverman William ‘Red’ Hill Sr. A ceremony to mark the event’s 100th anniversary will take place Aug. 6 at the Toronto Power Park, overlooking the site, on the Niagara Parkway starting at 7 p.m. The ceremony will include guest speakers, an historical address, a rescue demonstration and a plaque recognizing the rescue. Parking is available at the Floral Showcase or the corner of Upper Rapids Boulevard and Portage Road, where a free shuttle will bring people to the event. For more info visit¬†¬†…..Ed
Source: St. Catharines Standard / Photo: St. Catharines Standard

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

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