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    Maid of the Mist’s last ride in Canada Thursday

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    After 167 years, one of Niagara Falls’ most iconic attractions is sailing into the Canadian sunset.

    The Maid of the Mist is concluding its tour-boat excursions on this side of the Niagara River for the final time Thursday. The Maid has been around since 1846 and has been owned by the Glynn family since 1971.

    Hornblower Niagara Cruises will operate on the Canadian side of the gorge starting next spring.

    Controversy rocks Maid of the Mist Corp.’s boat

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    From the Buffalo News:

    Maid of the Mist tours will soon launch for their 125th consecutive summer, but a festering controversy over the attraction’s Canadian and American leases has cast uncertainity over the future of the famous boats.

    Could this be the last season for the American family that has owned the company since 1971?

    A political firestorm in Ontario over a secretive parks commission process that has given the Glynn family exclusive rights to offer boat tours below the falls has led the government to order open, competitive bidding for the Canadian shore lease for the first time — a move that also could have implications for the family’s New York operation.

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