Niagara Falls, NY Boating Accident, June 1889

OVER NIAGARA FALLS.

TWO MEN CARRIED DOWN THE RAPIDS TO THEIR DEATH.

Lockport, N.Y., June 9. -- Another thrilling accident happened at Niagara Falls this afternoon, and the wild and turbulent water of the Niagara has two more victims to its already large list. About 3 o'clock this afternoon a rowboat with two persons in it was seen to shoot along the rapids above Horseshoe Falls and jump the falls. One of the men sat in the stern, crouching, with his eyes covered by his hands, shutting out the awful certainty of death before him. The other man's face was pale and drawn, yet he looked the terrible jump into eternity in the face.
It was afterward learned that the men were JACK WALKER and FRANK DAVY, both young and unmarried, and residents of Niagara Falls. They had gone out boating above the falls, but had allowed their boat to get too near the rapids and were drawn in. Their bodies will probably be found in the whirlpool in a few hours.

New York Times New York 1889-06-10