Boat trapped on rocks above Niagra Falls for more than 100 years finally moves


(CNN) – A massive ship that was stuck at the top of Niagara Falls for 100 years has finally shifted.

The flat-bottomed iron scow has been grounded since 1918, when it broke loose from a tugboat.

But park officials say heavy rains and fierce winds on Halloween night flipped the iron vessel on to its side and spun it down-river about 150 feet.

Park officials say right now it looks secure and that there isn’t a danger of the wreckage going over the falls.

However, they don’t expect it to remain stationary forever, so they will continue to watch it closely for any sign of movement.


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