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?

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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.

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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.

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Niagara Parks

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Scuba Diving To These Brilliant Shipwrecks In The St Lawrence River- Thousand Islands

Have you ever wanted to scuba dive shipwrecks in the St. Lawrence River? Here's a few to check out in the Thousand Islands of the New York and Canadian border.

Scuba divers allegedly call the 1000 Islands the “Caribbean of the North” due to all the amazing places to check out. The Saint Lawrence River has been the main shipping route between the Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean for centuries. That means you're able to see that history in the ships that line the bottom. According to South Eastern Ontario, divers can generally see 50 to 60 feet in front them most of the year, and 60 to 100 feet in the fall time. 

From wooden schooners to War of 1812 battleships to modern-day freighters, over 200 vessels met their fate here."

There are all sorts of local businesses and more that can help train you, or charter you, on these dives if you're interested. You can read more here.

Here's a list of some of the coolest dives to check out:

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