From a PRWeb press release:
Currently featured on Tripedition.com are tours to Niagara Falls from various cities throughout the East Coast, including Boston, New York, and others. Tripedition.com plans, arranges, and provides bus tours of numerous sightseeing locations throughout the United States and Canada.
Trips to Niagara Falls include the Thousand Islands Boat tour, American Falls, Horseshoe Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls.
Our trip started with sightseeing on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, then we toured Toronto, had family fun-time on Horseshoe Lake in Minden and shopped in Kingston.
(I know this isn’t much of an article, but it’s always good to see Niagara Falls mentioned. It means some people came and they are telling others, so they might come too)
I saw a few people tweet about this yesterday, but didn’t get a chance to retweet or blog about it.
1848: Niagara Falls stops. No water flows over the great cataract for 30 or 40 hours. People freak out.
The falls were already a tourist attraction by 1848, and villages had grown up on both the U.S. and Canadian sides of the river to accommodate the sightseeing throngs. Residents also built waterwheels to harness the Niagara River’s power to run mills and drive machinery in factories.
An American farmer out for a stroll shortly before midnight on March 29 was the first to notice something. Actually, he noticed the absence of something: the thundering roar of the falls. When he went to the river’s edge, he saw hardly any water.
Came the dawn of March 30, people awoke to an unaccustomed silence. The mighty Niagara was a mere trickle. Mills and factories had to shut down, because the waterwheels had stopped.
The bed of the river was exposed. Fish died. Turtles floundered about. Brave — or foolish — people walked on the river bottom, picking up exposed guns, bayonets and tomahawks as souvenirs.
Was it the end of the world?