State launches initiative aimed at boosting Lake Ontario tourism

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…

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Lake Erie-Niagara River ice boom installation planned to begin

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…

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Niagara Sunset Cruises will begin July 1

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…

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