Maid of the Mist future in jeopardy

From the Buffalo News:

Though Maid of the Mist boats have been shuffling tourists to the base of Niagara Falls for 126 consecutive years, their future on the American and Canadian sides of the cataracts remains uncertain.

In six weeks, the tourism company will find out if it can continue those tours, or whether the Canadian government will award a 25-year lease to another company, possibly with different ideas for the real estate around the cataracts.

“We’re still in the review process,” interim Niagara Parks Commission Chairwoman Janice Thomson said today.

The government had hoped to make a decision by the end of 2011, but needs five or six more weeks, Thomson said.

Some of the comments after the article are worth looking at…

One thought on “Maid of the Mist future in jeopardy

  1. Yeah, pretty obvious that most of the posters are hearing about this for the first time, and have no idea about the actual facts of the matter. For instance, there was no mention about the fact that NY state taxpayers PAY the Maid of the Mist to operate on the US side or that, despite the anti Canadian government rhetoric in the comments, it will almost certainly be a US company that is chosen.
    Just the usual ‘don’t know the story but here’s my 2 cents’ crap.

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