From WIVB Channel 4 in Buffalo:
For the first time in 129 years the Maid of the Mist has competition on the water under Niagara Falls.
Hornblower Niagara Cruises set sail Wednesday with a preview tour for the media. Public cruises begin May 15. The new tours will include sunrise cruises, cocktails at sunset and even late night fireworks tours.
The Associated Press had a story that was picked up by many, many outlets about ABC televising Nik Wallenda’s tightrope walk. I saw this particular one on the NY Daily News web site:
ABC is turning Nik Wallenda’s attempted tightrope walk over Niagara Falls into a prime-time television event next month.
The network said Friday it will devote its entire prime-time schedule to a three-hour special on June 15 with the daredevil’s attempt. Part of the show will be an examination of the greatest stunts of all time.
There is also a longer version of the article available on some sites.
At least one affiliate won’t be showing it until Sunday afternoon.
The Niagara Gazette also has a good article about this.
I’ve waited for the “dust to settle” before posting more about the Maid of the Mist. There were lots of articles posted, but as usual, other than the local sites they were mostly Associated Press or Canadian Press articles. Here are a selection of good articles:
I’ve been on vacation for the last week and a bit. We didn’t really do anything other than do some work around the house. I saw all the articles about Nik Wallenda, and meant to post some of them, but never got around to it. In case you’ve missed some of them, here is a selection of articles I found talking about the approval that the Niagara Parks Commission gave to Nik Wallenda to walk on a wire over Niagara Falls.
I know there have been articles popping up everywhere, but most of them have been reprints of Associated Press or Canadian Press articles.
In case you were wondering, and missed my earlier comments, I was totally in favour of this, and am glad he was given a chance.
From an Associated Press article seen on Yahoo! News Canada:
Niagara Falls State Park, the oldest state park in the U.S., is getting some special attention after its condition was criticized in a recent New York Times article.
State parks officials say they’re launching a three-part plan to improve the 126-year-old park along the brink of Niagara Falls.