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    Teens fall from jet boat into river

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    From the Associated Press (via WIVB Channel 4 in Buffalo as well as the Wall Street Journal):

    Authorities say three passengers fell from a jet boat into the lower Niagara River downstream of Niagara Falls and were pulled back aboard by the crew and other passengers.

    The Buffalo News says it happened Monday during a run by Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours, a Canadian company that offers thrill rides in the turbulent Niagara Gorge.

    Giving a Jet Boat ride to the world

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    From the Buffalo News:

    The future of one of the most famous boat rides in the world is very much in doubt as the Maid of the Mist teeters on the edge of extinction.

    But those who operate that “other” boat attraction on the lower Niagara River say their future is looking brighter — and not just because a mild winter means an early start to the season.

    Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours will celebrate its 20th anniversary this summer amid increasing popularity, especially on the U.S. side of the border.

    The attraction appears to be on the cusp of a change in how international tourism dollars are being spent, with Canada not necessarily the first choice anymore for visitors to Niagara Falls. Jet Boat owner John Kinney said he is taking full advantage of this, traveling around the globe selling his attraction to tour operators and promoting the region.

    Jet Boat season starts early

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    From Niagara This Week:

    It’s not only the plants and flowers that are getting a head start on the season.

    A mild winter and even balmier spring means an early start to the season for the Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours.

    The boats are scheduled to take to the water on April 19, one of the company’s earliest season starts ever.

    The April 19 date is almost two weeks ahead of the average start time for the tour season.

    Residents win ‘David versus Goliath’ battle over Queenston docks

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    A small citizens’ group and a church in historic Queenston Village fought the town, Whirlpool Jet Boat Tour Co. and the Niagara Escarpment Commission — and won.

    A hearing before the Ontario Environmental Review Panel, which began in March 2009, ended in a victory recently for the Queenston Residents Association and St. Saviour Brock Memorial Church. They were successful in preventing the jet-boat company from receiving a permit from the escarpment commission to construct a two-storey building at the Queenston dock.

    News from Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours (20101209)

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    Last Thursday I received the latest email newsletter from Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours.

    You can sign up for their newsletter by entering your email address in the “Signup” form on the left side of most of the pages of the Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours web site.

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