|On August 6, 1918, this steel barge was being towed up the Niagara River with a load of rock and a crew of three men
when the tow line broke free from the tug boat.
Thinking quickly, the men released the dumping hatch at the bottom of the barge, grounding the mighty barge just 838
yards up river from the Falls. Rescue attempts continued for nearly 30 hours before the men were rescued from the
crashing rapids, though their barge still remains grounded in the same place almost nine decades later!
|The Old Scow (Barge) Niagara