A notable part of the international boundary
between the United States and Canada.
NIAGARA RIVER FLOWS FIFTEEN MILES FROM LAKE ERIE INTO LAKE ONTARIO
GOAT ISLAND DIVIDES THE CANADIAN FALLS FROM THE US FALLS
The word "Niagara" is derived from the Iroquois
"Onguiaahra" meaning "the strait"
Niagara Falls is actually three falls.'The Canadian Falls are a Horseshoe shape 158 ft (48 m) high and 3010 ft (917 m) at the crest. The American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls are 167 ft (51 m) high and 1060 ft (323 m) wide. Cities on each side of the falls have over 70,000 population and tourism is the mainstay of both cities. The view from either side is spectacular. Take a tour on a boat that goes into the mist at the base of the falls or hoof it on the walks from parking lots. The land north of the Great Lakes was lost to England in the French-Indian War of 1812. No great loss said the French about the vast acres of ice the fur trappers called Ontario.
A view of Niagara river from above American Falls
From the park one can see one of the old power plants
that line the Niagara gorge below the falls.
This is the American Falls with Bridal Veil Falls in foreground
and oberservation tower in upper left background
See the water fall into the great gorge of the Niagara river
and feel the sound of the the roaring noise
Elaborate platforms have been anchored into the ancient
granite rocks to allow viewing at the base of Bridal Veil .
The mist is penetrating but slickers are provided.
History lives in the statue of a great Iroquois Chief with wampum.
Algonquin, a French word used in 1666, literally means real adders.
Iroquois was a name used in 1888 for the Confederacy which included
Cherokee, Erie, Cayuga, Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Seneca, and Tuscarora peoples.
Aerial view of the International boundary between the USA and Canada
On the left are the American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls
On the right is the Canadian Horseshoe Falls
Photo from niagarafallslive.com see the water fall over the brink