The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Duke of York (Scow), went over the Falls, 1 Jun 1848

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The scow-boat DUKE OF YORK, Paul Parker, owner, bound from Black Rock to Grand River, reached as far as the mouth of Chippewa Creek this morning when she came in contact with a raft and broke the tow-line and drifted down the river with four men on board, as far as the first rapids.
A young man named Samuel Smith started with a small boat and reached her about three quarters of a mile above the falls and succeeded in saving the four men. The boat, however went over the Falls. ----Canada Telegraph, Chippewa June 1
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Friday evening, June 2, 1848

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Reason: went over the Falls
Lives: nil
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.1 Longitude: -79.066666
William R. McNeil
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Duke of York (Scow), went over the Falls, 1 Jun 1848