Niagara Falls Daredevils Who Risked Their Lives

Bobby Leach

The first barrel trip over the Falls was made by Annie Edson Taylor, a school teacher from Bay City Michigan, on October 4, 1901. Annie’s barrel was curiously constructed, tapered almost to a point at the bottom and bound with metal hoops. It was padded with pillows and had a 45.4 kg (100 lb.) anvil in its bottom to keep it upright as it floated downriver.

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The Secret About Niagara-on-the-Lake is Out

Niagara on the Lake Blog

The Community One of 12 municipalities in the Niagara Region, the Town of Niagara– on-the-Lake spans 134 square kilometres of prime agricultural, residential and commercial land and is home to 15,400 people residing in the communities of Historic Old Town, Queenston, St. Davids, Virgil, Glendale and the surrounding rural areas. As the First Capital of […]

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Maid of the Mist: The Past and Present

The Early History of Europeans in the Niagara Area

The “Maid” Shoots the Rapids Two miles down river from Prospect Point begin the mighty Lower Rapids, doubtless the most violent stretch of water in the world. As we stand watching the trim little  “Maid of the Mist” in the great basin below, it will interest us to know that many years ago one of […]

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