|William H. Ewen; Days of the Steamboats; Parents Magazine Press 1967|
On the night of 1945, The steamboat Swallow left Troy heading for NYC. Seventy miles downriver, she struck a large rock and sank quickly. One version of the story has it that three boats left the dock at the same time and, not wanting to be the last to New York, they were racing. Approximately 60 people drowned and the boat was a total loss.