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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.

    Tories raise questions about Maid of the Mist deal

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    From CTV Toronto:

    The controversy over a 25-year lease renewal for the Maid of the Mist tourist boats in Niagara Falls spilled into the Ontario legislature Monday, with the Opposition alleging political interference by the Liberal government.

    The Niagara Parks Commission decided to extend the lease with the American operators of the tour boats, the Maid of the Mist Steamboat Company, without putting it out for competitive bids, prompting a lawsuit and an investigation by Ontario’s integrity commissioner.

    The Liberals are already under fire over millions of dollars in untendered contracts awarded by eHealth Ontario and shouldn’t be approving this one, said Progressive Conservative critic Bob Runciman.

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