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Bad weather ‘frees’ a boat trapped for 100 years among the rocks of Niagara Falls



Bad weather ‘frees’ a boat trapped for 100 years among the rocks of Niagara Falls


A boat stuck in the rocks above Niagara Falls it could not withstand the force of the wind and rain that plagued the region at the end of last week. It had been trapped for more than a century in the rocks above the falls, located on the Niagara River in eastern North America between Lakes Erie and Ontario, on the border between the US state of New York and Ontario.

After 101 years at anchorthe boat could not withstand the force of the wind and rain that has plagued that region these days and the wreck of the ship eventually moved.

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According to the Daily News, the harsh weather of the past few days eventually pushed the ship away from the rocks and is now closer to Canadian territory. The Niagara Parks Commission shared a video of what appears to be the boat in disarray.

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.

History of the Iron Scow Rescue: https://t.co/9Pehx8dabS pic.twitter.com/AG4nfLrzXx

– Niagara Parks (@NiagaraParks) November 1, 2019

The legend

The beached boat is one legend in that region. In 1918, a ship separated from its tugboat, with two men on board, during a dredging operation, and became trapped in the Niagara River, approximately 600 meters from Horseshoe Falls, one of the three falls that make up Niagara Falls. precisely.

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The castaways – James Harris and Gustav Lofberg – could only be rescued with the help of “a brave WWI veteran named William ‘Red Hill’” the day after the accident, despite all the authorities’ best efforts.

Over the years, the iron boat deteriorated but remained firmly attached to the rocks. The Niagara Parks team continues to monitor the boat’s movements should it move again.