From the Niagara Falls Review:
There will be considerable change along the Niagara River in 2014 now that Hornblower Niagara Cruises has secured the contract to carry passengers from the Canadian side of the river to the base of the Horseshoe Falls.
Two members of the famous Maid of the Mist fleet are no longer needed for the Niagara River service and have been broken up for scrap.
The name Maid of the Mist has been part of Niagara River navigation history since 1846, when the first Maid of the Mist served as a ferry between the Canadian and American sides of Niagara Falls.
From TribLive (western PA):
It’s a body of water that flows and amazes unlike no other.
Niagara Falls is an enormously popular tourist destination — from both the American side in New York and the Canadian vantage point in Ontario. Known as the honeymoon capital of the world, the Falls at Niagara are about 12,000 years old. They were formed when melting glaciers formed massive fresh-water lakes. The length of the brink is an astounding 1,060 feet and the height reaches 176 feet.