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    Preservationists seek injunction to stop work on Maid of the Mist facility

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    From the Buffalo News:

    Construction on the Maid of the Mist’s new boat dock and storage facility in the Niagara Gorge went on in the rain Monday, while the fight to halt the work is continuing in court.

    The Niagara Preservation Coalition has asked the Appellate Division of State Supreme Court to issue an injunction to stop the work on the $32?million project because items it describes as “significant historic building remnants” were recently photographed being removed from the site.

    The group also says the New York Power Authority has not followed its own guidelines for how to proceed when “unanticipated” items are found.

    Old power plant site eyed for Maid of Mist storage

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    From the Buffalo News:

    Maid of the Mist officials intend to keep their American tour boat operation afloat by building a storage facility on the site of the former Schoellkopf Power Plant near the falls.

    But state officials, pointing to red tape, environmental hurdles and timing, have not warmed to the idea.

    The plan, company officials said Thursday, is to build steel carriages to store boats during the icy winter months. For more than a century, the company has depended on Canadian storage land it will lose in 2014, and officials hope the plan will help the company survive without Canadian tours.

    “We’re going to not stop, we’re going to keep going until we resolve this issue,” Christopher M. Glynn, president of Maid of the Mist Steamboat Co., said at a Thursday news conference. “It is our intent to operate for a long period of time.”

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