Boat Stuck At Niagara Falls For More Than 100 Years Comes Loose | NBC Nightly News

Boat Stuck At Niagara Falls For More Than 100 Years Comes Loose | NBC Nightly News


NIAGARA FALLS FOR MORE THAN A CENTURY HAS SUDDENLY BEEN SHAKEN CENTURY HAS SUDDENLY BEEN SHAKEN LOOSE AND MOVED EVEN CLOSER TO LOOSE AND MOVED EVEN CLOSER TO THE EDGE. THE EDGE.>>Reporter: IT CAME AS A SHOCK,>>Reporter: IT CAME AS A SHOCK, A BOAT LOST IN NIAGARA FALLS A BOAT LOST IN NIAGARA FALLS MORE THAN A CENTURY CAME LOOSE, MORE THAN A CENTURY CAME LOOSE, HEADING STRAIGHT TO THE HEADING STRAIGHT TO THE HORSESHOE FALLS. HORSESHOE FALLS.>>PIECES OF IT HAVE SLOWLY BEEN>>PIECES OF IT HAVE SLOWLY BEEN RUSTING AWAY, BUT THE VIEW FROM RUSTING AWAY, BUT THE VIEW FROM THE CANADIAN SIDE LOOKS PRETTY THE CANADIAN SIDE LOOKS PRETTY MUCH THE WAY IT HAS FOR 100 MUCH THE WAY IT HAS FOR 100 YEARS UNTIL HALLOWEEN NIGHT THIS YEARS UNTIL HALLOWEEN NIGHT THIS YEAR. YEAR.>>Reporter: WINDS AND RAIN>>Reporter: WINDS AND RAIN SWELLING NIAGARA RIVER, MOVING SWELLING NIAGARA RIVER, MOVING WHAT WAS AN IMMOVABLE SHIP. WHAT WAS AN IMMOVABLE SHIP. NOW JUST UNDER 2,000 FEET FROM NOW JUST UNDER 2,000 FEET FROM ITS INEVITABLE FATE. ITS INEVITABLE FATE. THAT ALSO GIVES YOU THE SENSE OF THAT ALSO GIVES YOU THE SENSE OF THE POWER OF THE RIVER HERE AND THE POWER OF THE RIVER HERE AND THE POWER OF NIAGARA FALLS, THAT THE POWER OF NIAGARA FALLS, THAT THE WATER ALWAYS WINS. THE WATER ALWAYS WINS. THE BARGE DIDN’T REALLY HAVE A THE BARGE DIDN’T REALLY HAVE A HOPE OF LASTING FOREVER. HOPE OF LASTING FOREVER.>>STUCK THERE OVER 101 YEARS>>STUCK THERE OVER 101 YEARS AGO. AGO.>>IT BROKE AWAY FROM ITS TUG>>IT BROKE AWAY FROM ITS TUG WITH TWO MEN ON BOARD. WITH TWO MEN ON BOARD. AND IT GOT STUCK JUST SHORT OF AND IT GOT STUCK JUST SHORT OF GOING OVER THE HORSESHOE GOING OVER THE HORSESHOE WATERFALL. WATERFALL. THEY DID RESCUE THE TWO MEN IN THEY DID RESCUE THE TWO MEN IN DRAMATIC FASHION. DRAMATIC FASHION. THEY WERE STUCK OUT THERE THEY WERE STUCK OUT THERE OVERNIGHT. OVERNIGHT. THEY WERE ABLE TO GET THEM BACK THEY WERE ABLE TO GET THEM BACK ON DRY LAND. ON DRY LAND. AND THIS HAS BEEN THERE EVER AND THIS HAS BEEN THERE EVER SENSE. SENSE. THE RESCUE HAPPENED FROM THE THE RESCUE HAPPENED FROM THE CANADIAN SIDE. CANADIAN SIDE. IT WOULDN’T HAVE HAPPENED IT WOULDN’T HAVE HAPPENED WITHOUT MEMBERS OF THE U.S. WITHOUT MEMBERS OF THE U.S. COAST GUARD. COAST GUARD.>>Reporter: SYMBOL OF BRAVERY>>Reporter: SYMBOL OF BRAVERY AND COOPERATION UNDISPLAYED FOR AND COOPERATION UNDISPLAYED FOR THE NEARLY 12 MILLION TOURISTS THE NEARLY 12 MILLION TOURISTS THAT VISIT THE FALLS EACH YEAR.

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