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Thursday, August 11, 2022
Exploring photos with Jim Smith: The sand sucker
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An everyday sight on the lake at the mouth of the Niagara River was the sand sucker, pictured here in the 1960s. She started work early in the morning by lowering her boom with a heavy chain that made a loud clanking sound which echoed across the water. There were three sand suckers, the C.W. Cadwell, the Charles Dick and the Niagara. The sand was delivered to many ports where it was used for making cement.