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Gravesend, United Kingdom
January 13, 2012
From journal New York Weekend break part Deux
June 1, 2011
From journal Niagara Falls from both sides of the border
Silver Spring, Maryland
October 9, 2006
From journal NY State Road Trip
September 14, 2006
From journal Long Weekend by the Falls
August 20, 2006
From journal The Great Falls
by MCJ graduate
German Valley, Illinois
May 24, 2005
After we stepped on the boat, we were ready to see this marvelous natural wonder up-close. Then the captain of the boat took us under the falls. I can still hear the bucking of the boats’ engines against the falls, the rumbling of the falls, and all the excitement of glee coming from the passengers of the Maid of the Mist. Then our blue ponchos were soaked, but we didn’t care. And a group of Catholic high school girls asked us to take pictures of them with the falls behind them. And then we asked one of them to take a photo of us. It was just a magical moment, being so close to this natural wonder.
I highly recommend you take this boat tour. You will be entranced by its power and beauty. The Canadian Falls, Horseshoe Falls, has 100,000 cubic feet of waterfall per second from April to October and 50,000 cubic feet of waterfall per second from all the other months. In addition, it is 186 feet high and 600 long, and the American Falls is 193 feet high and 1,000 long. Lastly, Bridal Veil Falls (on the American side), which is near Luna Island, is the smallest of the three falls. It resembles the train of a bridal veil, thus the name.
The Maid of the Mist tour on the Canadian side is at the boarding docks of Niagara Falls, Canada, Maid of the Mist Plaza. The elevator is at the foot of Clifton Hill. The American side has its Maid of the Mist tour, located at the base of Observation Tower at Prospect Point. The tour lasts about thirty minutes. Tours depart every 15 minutes. For adults, the cost is $11.50, and for children 6-12 years old, it is $6.75, and children five and under accompanied by a parent are free (all these quotes are in American money).
From journal The Honeymoon Capital of the World - Niagara Falls
July 2, 2004
We toured the falls in every way possible, from the Canada side, the New York side, Behind the falls, illuminated at night... you name it, we did it. And, of all these tours, The Maid of the Mist outdid them all. You are literally right in the middle of the falls and it's a blast! If you are the type of person that is not much for adventure or you dont want to get your hair wet, this would not be the ride for you. Otherwise, I highly recommend this tour for a boat ride of a lifetime! Yeow!
From journal Beautiful Niagara Falls
March 6, 2006
From journal Fun Family Time at the Falls
May 18, 2005
Before boarding, each of us was given a hooded raincoat. Like most of the tourists, I was eager to wear it instantly and took a few pictures of the boat and the signboard "Welcome to Maid of the Mist". After everyone was securely on board, the engines began to roar. The boat was about to feature the two notable falls: American Falls and Canadian Falls, or the Horseshoe Falls.
At first, everyone's attention was on American Falls (being the first to appear). I admitted this cascade was awesome and colossal. But if were to compare to Canadian Falls, it could only be graded as runner-up. So, I thought, if American Falls was to be located in somewhere else, it might become the limelight! As we departed American Falls, Maid of the Mist continued its path and approached the grander Canadian Falls. I felt surge of excitement and anticipation. The sound coming from the crashing water got louder and thundering.
Maid of the Mist stalled at the point where it could get closest to Canadian Falls. Everyone crowded onto the front deck and jostled against one another as the boat fought against the strong current. Surrounding us were massive eroded rocks. Looking up, voluminous amounts of water were free-falling and came tumbling down from like thirty stories high, creating an enormous vortex at the bottom of the fall. The sound was deafening. The cool mists from the water sputtered all over me. But it was nice to taste drops of nature water on my lips. On the 'rocking' boat, snapping a few pictures proved to be impossible. If you are persistent about this, try to take a few pictures when Maid of the Mist veered from the fall. But what you capture might not be that perfect afterall.
From journal Work of Nature - Niagara Falls
June 21, 2005