How did these people survive a plunge over Niagara Falls?

From the Toronto Star: Death, taxes, Niagara Falls. In the old days, those were the only certain things in life — or death — according to the river men who patrolled a thunderous Horseshoe Falls before it became somewhat tamed by hydro companies. During the 19th and 20th centuries, thousands of suicide and accident victims…

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Unclear Future for Mainstay of Niagara Mist

From the New York Times: The Maid of the Mist tour boats have plied the roiling waters of the Niagara Gorge since the 1840s, taking tens of millions of visitors, including the future King Edward VII (1860), Marilyn Monroe (1952) and Mikhail Gorbachev (1983), past the American Falls to the base of the Horseshoe Falls,…

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Wallenda Wraps up Practice in Niagara Falls

From WGRZ Channel 2 in Buffalo: “I can’t thank you enough for all of your support and encouragement,” said Nik Wallenda, to fans assembled outside the Seneca Niagara Casino after concluding his brief training session on a high wire there Tuesday morning. But after 11 days of practice, Wallenda also informed them the session they…

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