Niagara Falls In A Barrel? No, But This Ship Could Be Going Over!
Did you know that there is a sunken ship in the Niagara River? The Iron Scow sank over 100 years ago and has just been sitting there with a portion of the vessel sticking out of the water. Now the ship is on the move again and headed toward the brink of Niagara Falls!
Could this ship go over the falls one day soon?
According to Buffalo News after 104 years of pounding by the Niagara River the Iron Scow may be starting to break up into pieces and those pieces could be heading toward Niagara Falls! Officials state that the potential of it washing over the Falls is not considered to be a public safety concern.
The ship has been a tourist attraction while sitting approximately 1/3 of a mile from Horseshoe Falls. In 2019 a strong windstorm caused the ship to dislodge and move closer to the brink of the falls. Now it appears the old girl just can't take anymore and is literally falling apart.
We have all heard the stories of people attempting to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel. In 1901 and 2013 several people have dared the stunt. Annie Taylor was the first person to give it a shot and she survived the plunge! Since the first, there have been a few different approaches. Wooden barrels, steel barrels, rubber balls and a jet ski. Some survived, others did not.