From the Niagara Gazette:
New York state has launched a new campaign aimed at boosting tourism in the Lake Ontario region in response to recent flooding that has impacted communities along the shoreline.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the new initiative on Wednesday, saying it includes free fishing on Lake Ontario, St. Lawrence River and Lower Niagara River through Labor Day as well as 50 percent off state campgrounds and vehicle entrance fees along the lake and river.
From Niagara Frontier Publications (from last Friday):
Placement of the 22 spans of the Lake Erie-Niagara River ice boom is about to start.
Each winter since 1964, the Lake Erie-Niagara River ice boom has been installed near the outlet of Lake Erie to reduce the amount of ice entering the Niagara River. Reduction in ice entering the river reduces the potential for ice jams, which can result in damage to shoreline property and significantly reduce water flow for hydroelectric power production.
Under the International Joint Commission’s 1999 Supplementary Order of Approval, placement of the spans may begin when the Lake Erie water temperature at Buffalo reaches 4ºC (39ºF) or on Dec. 16, whichever comes first. Installation of the ice boom is planned to begin today, weather permitting.
From the Niagara Falls Review:
Ask and you shall receive.
When his customers kept asking about the possibility of having dining cruises, Whirlpool Jet Boat owner and operator John Kinny saw the opportunity and decided to do something about it.
Starting July 1, Niagara Sunset Cruises will be offering dining and sight-seeing cruises in the lower Niagara River aboard the Niagara Belle.
Kinney said anyone who has had the opportunity to watch a Lake Ontario sunset from any of the shoreline advantage points in Niagara-on-the-Lake will know what he’s talking about. And, to enjoy that experience on the water would be ever better.