From the Niagara Falls Review:
It was like a sunny island in the midst of gloomy seas — a happy news story at a time when most of the news, especially if it came from the European war front, was decidedly depressing.
That “happy” story was on the front page of The Niagara Falls Review for Wednesday, Aug. 9, 1916. The headline read “Aero Cableway Opened Yesterday.”
Now known as the Whirlpool Aero Car, this popular Niagara Parks attraction is about to celebrate its centennial. Over the past century millions of people have been treated to a bird’s-eye view of the mighty whirlpool as they glided across six cables, some 75 metres above that turbulent watery spectacle.