Lofberg in Breeches Buoy Scow Rescue - Details
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   Funded by a donation from Scotia Bank Niagara Falls.  Image scanned by MES. (image/jpeg)
Title Lofberg in Breeches Buoy Scow Rescue
Creator  Breton, Carol
Type  Still Image
Medium  Watercolour
Extent  35.96 x 58.11 cm
Created  1977.
Date  August 6, 1918.
Call Number  WC 37
Is Part of  Watercolour Collection
Subject  Scow
  Power Plants - Toronto Power Plant
  Niagara River - Upper
Place Name  Canada (nation)
Rights Management  ©Niagara Falls Public Library
Notes  Niagara Falls Heritage Foundation Government of Canada Local Initiatives Grant CK 1071-3 1977- ; Research by George Seibel ; M-8 ; The stranded scow lying in the Upper Rapids has been a fixture since August 6, 1918. It broke loose while being towed by the tug Hassayampa, after the tug went aground in the American Channel opposite Port Day, less than a mile above the Falls. ...a line was shot out from the top of the Toronto Power House. Attempts were made to rig a breeches buoy, but the lines became fouled and it was not until "Red Hill" volunteered his services that it was possible to bring the men [Gustav F Lofberg and James H Harris] to shore. Niagara Falls, Canada : a history of the City and the world famous beauty spot ;
Place Name  Niagara (river)
Publisher  Niagara Falls Heritage Foundation
Record ID  102755
Digital image 
Format image/jpeg
Size  750px X 519px
Resolution  150ppi X 150ppi
Digitization Colour Scan
Equipment Vidar Truscan Titan Atlas Wide-Format
Date 2005-02-17
Notes Funded by a donation from Scotia Bank Niagara Falls. Image scanned by MES.

 

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