Storm briefly frees historic barge stuck above Niagara Falls

ABC News Automobile 1 month ago

Parks officials are monitoring a century-old grounded barge that briefly broke loose during a storm last week in the river just above Niagara Falls.

WGRZ says the rusty iron scow had been stuck since 1918 on rocks in the upper rapids above the Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian side.

High winds and rain last Thursday dislodged it before it got stuck again.

The Washington Post says it was originally about a third of a mile (0.5 km) from the brink of Horseshoe Falls. Then it moved about 164 feet (150 meters) downstream and became lodged again.

A Niagara Parks official said it could be stuck in its new location for days or years.


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The New York Times › 1 month ago
Parks officials are monitoring a century-old grounded barge that briefly broke loose during a storm last week in the river just above Niagara Falls.
USA Today › 1 month ago
Parks officials are monitoring a century-old grounded barge that briefly broke loose during a storm last week just above Niagara Falls. The rusty iron scow had been stuck since 1918 on rocks above the Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian side. (Nov. 4)
Washington Examiner › 1 month ago
Park officials announced a historic, abandoned barge that was nestled above Niagara Falls shifted its position and moved, before getting stuck again.
The Guardian › 1 month ago
US parks officials are monitoring a century-old grounded barge that briefly broke loose during a storm last week in the river just above Niagara Falls
CBC › Technology › 1 month ago
Niagara Parks Commission has determined exactly how far strong winds and rains shifted a historic iron scow at the top of the Canadian side of Niagara Falls last Thursday — which had been stuck in the same place for more than 100 years.
New York Post › 1 month ago
A century-old shipwreck stuck on rocks above Niagara Falls crept closer to the edge for the first time in 101 years following a heavy weekend storm, officials have confirmed. The decaying Iron Scow has been a key part of the falls folklore for...
ABC News › 1 month ago
A barge that has been stuck atop some rocks in Niagara Falls for more than 100 years has finally shifted as a result of severe weather.
CNN › 1 month ago
High winds and heavy rains dislodged the remains of a barge in the rapids above Niagara Falls that had been there 101 years.
The Sun › 1 month ago
A HISTORIC boat trapped on rocks near the Niagara Falls has moved closer to their edge after being dislodged by a Halloween storm. The 80ft iron vessel, known as a scow, was used for dredging and became trapped on the rocks in August 1918 after...
Daily Mail Online › 1 month ago
Canada's Niagara Parks said an October 31 storm moved the iron dumping scow from its original position (inset) to its new location (main), an estimated 164 feet downriver.
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