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Saturday, June 10, 2017

A Visit to Niagara Falls in Canada with John & Carol

Eric looks out at one of the
small islands in the Upper
 Niagara River, just above

Millions of tourists from all over the world come to Niagara Falls to see the astounding power of water falling from the Upper Niagara River to the Lower Niagara River.

People line the
railings to look at 
& take pictures of

The American Falls are on the left.  The Canadian Falls are on the right.

More than 6 million cubic feet of water flow over the two falls during daylight hours.
The Canadian Horseshoe Falls drops 188 feet to the Lower Niagara River.
The crest of the Canadian Falls is about 2,200 feet wide.
The height of the American Falls to the Lower Niagara River is 188 feet.
The crest of the American Falls is 850 feet.
The Niagara Falls have eroded backward seven miles in 12,500 years.

Carol & John at the
Canadian Falls.
They are standing in front of the Table Rock marker.   Originally part of the crest of the Canadian Falls, erosion left an exposed shelf that was a popular sightseeing spot in the 1800s.  A series of rock falls through 1800s and early 1900s left the outcrop unstable, and unsafe as a tourist area.  In 1935 the hazard was removed leaving a safe, stable area for tourists to view the Falls.

tourists to the foot of the 
Canadian Falls.

A shot of the US Maid of
the Mist approaching the
foot of the Horseshoe

Eric took this selfie
of the four of us at
the Canadian Falls.

The American Falls with the
Maid of the Mist in the 
lower left.

 Where do the sightseeing boats come from?

The Maid of the Mist leaves from
a dock on the American side of
the Lower Niagara River.

The Hornblower leaves from
a dock on the opposite bank
of the river.

There are a lot of tourist attractions to choose from in Niagara Falls.  John, Carol, Eric and I decided to go to the White Water Walk, further down the Lower Niagara River.

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