The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Gleaner (Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON), September 10, 1827

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On Saturday, according to notice given, a vessel was set adrift in the strong current above the Falls. - oncoming down the rapids, above the great Fall, she struck, and both masts went by the board, and it is said that the hull was broke in two, but remained attached till it passed over the Great Falls. This is what might have been expected; - no person acquainted with the rapids above the Falls could, for a moment, believe any vessel could reach the Great Fall without being broken to pieces in the rapids above. The tavern keepers, not only at the Falls, but for many miles round, have been great gains - it is said there were some thousands of spectators present; owners of coaches and carriages for many miles around were in requisition - the steam boats on the two lakes had also their share of the profits of the expected wonderful exhibition.

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Richard Palmer
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Gleaner (Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON), September 10, 1827