Old Fort Niagara sea wall will need repairs

Posted at 11:31 PM, Jun 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-09 23:31:26-04

Old Fort Niagara has taken a beating. Especially earlier this week when the surf on Lake Ontario kicked up. 


The damage is on upper sea wall, just feet from the French Castle.

There's no danger that there is going to be a collapse, as long as the holes get fixed, said Robert Emerson, the executive director of the park.

There are holes in parts of the wall. The wall was assembled in the 1840s.

New York State Park engineers have examined the wall and are in the process of planning a fix. But time is a factor.

That has to get fixed before winter or we'll have some real problems, said Emerson.

He says ice in the wall could create more damage.

When the wall will be fixed is unknown, the water is still too high for crews to access the damaged portions.