The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Superior (Schooner), went over falls, 1 Oct 1829

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NIAGARA FALLS.--By several accounts, we learn that the " Great Attraction at the Niagara Falls," eventuated in a perfect failure...The Schooner SUPERIOR which was to have been "precipitated entire, into the gulf below," lies upon a reef of rocks in one foot of water, and no one disputes "Her Great Strength" or that she will lay there until a freshet carries her off.
      Cleveland Weekly Herald
      Thursday, October 15, 1829 p.3 col.1
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      The Buffalo Republican states that during the gale on the 23d ult, the schooner SUPERIOR started from where she lodged at the late performance at the Falls, and went over. She reached the brink of the Falls without breaking.
      Fredonia Censor
      Wednesday, December 2, 1829

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.1 Longitude: -79.066666
William R. McNeil
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Superior (Schooner), went over falls, 1 Oct 1829