After the plunge
It was nearly 10 seconds — to onlookers it seemed like an eternity — before the barrel reappeared in the spray. Then the cask came into full view, amid cries and shouts from along the nearby banks. About 17 minutes later it was stranded on a reef off the Canadian shore. Kid Brady, a riverman, hooked it with a long pole. Carlisle Graham helped to saw the top off the heavy oak barrel. “My God, she’s alive,” hp exclaimed after looking inside.