Niagara Falls: Barge stuck in rapids for 100 years finally moved by storm

The boat, which grounded in shallows in 1918, moved about 50m (164ft) towards the drop after breaking loose in high winds.

A barge which has been stuck in the rapids above Niagara Falls for more than 100 years has been moved by a Halloween storm.

The boat, which grounded in shallows on the Canadian side in 1918, briefly broke loose as the river above the falls was battered by high winds and rain on Thursday, the Niagara Parks Commission said.

The rusty iron scow moved about 50m (164ft) downstream before becoming lodged again, according to the Washington Post.


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