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    Cochrane display joins Daredevil Alley in Falls

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Daredevil Alley in Niagara Falls has a prominent new tenant.

    Jay Cochrane, the legendary wirewalker who made Niagara Falls his second home, has been memorialized with a large display at the Queen Street attraction. Read More…

    Life on the highwire

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    The Niagara Falls Review has a great article about with some great photos of Jay Cochrane and Henry Rechatin, both of whom passed away last year.

    The world of tightrope walkers lost two of its giants in 2013 – Jay Cochrane and Henry Rechatin.

    Cochrane, who was born in 1944 and dubbed himself as “The Prince of the Air,” died from pancreatic cancer on Oct. 30. He was 69.

    Rechatin, the legendary French tightrope walker and chair-balancer who was known as Henry’s, died on Dec. 27. He was 82.

    Both men had plans to walk across Niagara Falls on a tightrope, but unlike Nik Wallenda who did it on June 15, 2012, they were never able to get permission from the authorities on both sides of the border.

    Canadian tightrope walker Jay Cochrane dies of cancer at age 69

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    From Yahoo! Canada News:

    Celebrated Canadian tightrope walker Jay Cochrane died Wednesday in Niagara Falls, Ont., at the age of 69.
    A tribute on Cochrane‘s website to the man dubbed ‘‘The Prince of the Air‘‘ says he died from pancreatic cancer.

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    Cochrane delivers on promise

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    From Niagara This Week:

    Jay Cochrane came before City politicians Tuesday night bearing gifts for the Tender Wishes Foundation, the Boys and Girls Club of Niagara and the City.

    The 68-year-old funambulist raised more than $10,000 to be split evenly between the two organizations.

    “He’s really an angel of men,” boys and girls club board member Flory Massi said. “When you look at what he’s done for children here and around the world, to us he’s really special.”

    Exciting Summer Events in Niagara!

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    Last week I received the latest newsletter from NiagaraFallsBestHotels.com (the Fallsview Group).

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    Jay Cochrane’s Skywalks

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    I haven’t had a chance yet to see Jay Cochrane walk the wire from the Skylon Tower to the Hilton Fallsview tower. I’ve seen him before and thought it was an excellent show.

    Apparently there are a couple of great ways to see the walk. The first is to be there in person. You can pay for your regular admission up the Skylon Tower and you will see him walk. There are signs around the property indicating this, as well as the fact that you can see him in person just before the walk.

    The other way is from the Skywalk 2012 web site. The Hilton has a webcam and you can view the walk. Cool!

    When he was here 5 years ago, I posted a couple of videos. You can see the shorter video (30s) here:

    You can see the longer video (2 1/2 minutes) here:

     

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