Stranded Scow on Upper Rapids in Niagara Falls, Canada

Hopefully, you enjoyed exploring the northern route of Niagara Parkway. Ready for the second half of this scenic drive? The southern route extends 13 miles from the waterfalls to Old Fort Erie. The balance of this guide highlights key points of interest along the way. If you don’t have a car, the first five spots are within walking distance. Begin at the Cascade Rapids above Horseshoe Falls. Notice the brown rectangle in the top left corner. This is the Niagara Scow. On August 6, 1918, two employees of the Niagara Falls Power Company were dredging sand when their barge broke loose. The runaway vessel floated precariously along the rapids. 838 yards before plunging over Horseshoe Falls, it miraculously stopped on a submerged rock. The two men were rescued after 17 harrowing hours.

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Niagara Pkwy & Fraser Hill, Niagara Falls, ON L0S 1A0, Canada

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