Photo Challenge #10 / Surrounded

20200215ma_0116“Heading for the Falls” / Theme: Surrounded

A little about this photo…

This scow has been sitting not far from the brink of Niagara Falls for over 100 years! Back in 1918, it had broken loose from its tug upriver. Yes, there were men aboard. Two men… and they were heading straight for the falls!

However, the scow suddenly got caught on some rocks in the middle of the river. But they were safe yet! From this spot, you can see the mist rising from falls. They were THAT close. The rescue attempt took hours. It was not surprisingly fraught with danger. They did manage to rescue the two men by the next morning. On the other hand, the scow remained a more permanent part of the riverscape.

Although, how permanent? Just recently, it shifted… after 100 years!

Here’s a photo I took back in 2018.



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