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    Maid of the Mist Captain retires after 36 years

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    His first time out, Malcolm Bunting kept thinking that it goes against all common sense and seamanship to go toward a waterfall of that size.

    He did it anyway.

    That was 36 years ago.

    The giant waterfall was the Horseshoe Falls and his job was with the Maid of the Mist Steamboat Company.

    “I had never carried passengers before and I kept thinking, ‘Oh my God, what am I doing here.’ Over the years you get used to it and it becomes routine,” said Cpt. Bunting.

    The 63-year-old retired Wednesday night after making his final trip.

    Keeping famed Maid of the Mist captain’s story alive

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    From the Buffalo News:

    On this, the 150th anniversary of the day Bill Evans’ great-great-grandfather surprised people by steering the Maid of the Mist through the wild rapids in the gorge below Niagara Falls, the old captain’s fame has faded.

    While Evans is not sure how the man he grew up hearing about at the Sunday dinner table affected his life, he’s proud of the family history that local buffs want to keep alive: the amazing feat by Joel R. Robinson, the man known as the “Hero of the Rapids.”

    “He was fearless, in a sense,” Evans, 66, said of his ancestor. “It was just like this Evel Knievel kind of thing. For the money, they were willing to risk their lives to do that for their families. That’s about all I can say. It’s amazing that they got through it.”

    Doug Gilmour visited spa at Doubletree Fallsview Resort & Spa by Hilton

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    Last week I received the following information from the Doubletree Fallsview Resort & Spa by Hilton:

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    Doug Gilmour, former NHL Toronto Maple Leaf Captain and one of NHL’s most beloved player recently visited the Five Lakes Spa AVEDA at the Doubletree Fallsview Resort & Spa by Hilton – Niagara Falls. Mrs. Gilmour enjoyed an Elemental Nature Therapeutic Massage. This service begins with the AVEDA elemental Nature aroma sensory journey. Registered Massage Therapists will use a variety of massage techniques to ease sore muscles, increase circulation and relieve the body of stress and tension. This customized treatment is based on lifestyle, occupation and therapeutic needs. $85 for 55 minutes, $135 for 85 minutes. Contact Five Lakes Spa AVEDA directly at 905-353-4100, located at 6039 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls.

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