WATCH: Century-old shipwreck nears edge of Niagara Falls after storm

Adam Warner
November 03, 2019 - 2:39 pm
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NIAGARA FALLS (1010 WINS) – A shipwreck that’s been lodged under the rapids over Niagara Falls for 101 years came loose during a powerful storm last week and has moved near the edge of the falls.

Niagara Parks says the Iron Scow has been stuck above the falls since 1918, when two passengers had to be rescued from the ship after it broke free from a tug.

The barge moved over 150 feet downstream after severe weather Thursday and is now near the edge of Horseshoe Falls.

“The severe weather conditions experienced yesterday have caused the iron scow, which has remained lodged in the powerful upper rapids above the Falls for over a century, to shift significantly from its position,” Niagara Falls tweeted.

Senior manager of heritage Jim Hill says the ship appears to have “flipped on its side and spun around” before becoming stuck again, according to the New York Post.

Hill said it’s anyone’s guess if the ship will stay where it’s at now or continue on its path towards the edge of the falls. Authorities say they’ll take precautions if it looks like the ship is going to go over the popular tourist attraction.

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