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Maid of the Mist’s last ride in Canada Thursday

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

After 167 years, one of Niagara Falls’ most iconic attractions is sailing into the Canadian sunset.

The Maid of the Mist is concluding its tour-boat excursions on this side of the Niagara River for the final time Thursday. The Maid has been around since 1846 and has been owned by the Glynn family since 1971.

Hornblower Niagara Cruises will operate on the Canadian side of the gorge starting next spring.

Saying goodbye to the Maid of the Mist

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

I was cold. I was soaked. And for one last time, I loved every second of it.

It was easy to take the Maid of the Mist for granted over the years, never realizing how special it really was. People who’ve lived here all their lives have never ridden it, assuming it was just another tourist rip-off. Just another postcard.

It wasn’t. It never was. The Maid was different. She was history and nature. She was scary and spectacular. When the ride comes to its apex, when you’re looking up at the Horseshoe Falls, when you’re being drenched by the Niagara River … you feel lost in time.

“Ladies and gentlemen,” the recorded announcer says, “this is Niagara Falls.” No cotton candy or waffles down here. No ferris wheels. Just pure, raw power. This is why they’ve come here for centuries. Since I’ve lived here, visiting friends and relatives always ask what they should see. The answer never changed: Don’t miss the Maid of the Mist.

It was as good as it gets. And on Thursday, it was time to say goodbye.

Crazy Joe’s Adventures: Niagara Falls

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Someone with a Blogger blog posted a brief comment about a visit to Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum:

On Sunday I was in Niagara Falls to visit Ripley’s Believe It or Not Odditorium, Clifton Hill and also to see the falls. While at Ripley’s we touched touched the fertility statues which were on tour. In 9 months I will let you know if they worked.

Tours4Fun Announces “Maid of the Mist” Tours in the Boat Ride’s Finale Month – October 2010

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From a press release seen on BusinessWire:

Los Angeles based online tour provider – Tours4Fun recently launched their brand-new and cost effective tour packages to Niagara Falls that mainly highlight one of the most popular boat rides and a prominent tourist attraction – ‘Maid of the Mist’. “As October is the finale month of this fabulous boat ride, we wanted to offer one last chance to our travelers to experience the magnificence of Niagara Falls by boarding the famous boat. The last day to enjoy this unique journey to the falls is October 24th, so we have designed exciting tour packages that start just at $74, for all those enthusiasts who can’t wait till April 2011 to get soaked in the beauty of the falls”, according to Jason Hong, Product Development Manager at Tours4Fun.

GotoBus.com Offers Late Summer Tours to Majestic Niagara Falls

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From a press release seen on dBusinessNews:

GotoBus.com has compiled the widest and most affordable selection of Niagara Falls tours available online for the Labor Day holiday. Niagara Falls is a popular, must-see destination for both domestic and international travelers, and draws roughly 13 million visitors each year. It is the perfect combination of beauty and power, with nearly 4 million cubic feet of water flowing over the crest every minute.

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