The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Schenectady Cabinet (Schenectady, NY), Sept. 26, 1848

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Vessels Over the Falls. - It is announced in the "Niagara Falls Iris," by Mr. W. Conklin, that he will send two vessels over the falls on the 29th of September. At 12 o'clock P.M., the "Pirate," a vessel of 100 feet in length, with several wild and tame animals on board as passengers, with appropriate flags and streamers, will be started from her moorings two miles above the falls.

It is intended to have this craft so well secured, hatched down and all tight, that she ill make the awful leap entire, with spars and rigging all standing. At 8 o'clock in the evening of the same day a fire ship loaded with all manner of combustables, will be ready to slip her cables, showing a ship on fire, until after floating two miles through the rapids, she will make the fearful plunge in a blaze, forming one of the grandcest scenes ever beheld at Niagara Falls.

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Richard Palmer
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Schenectady Cabinet (Schenectady, NY), Sept. 26, 1848