Monthly Archives: March 2013

Niagara Steamships

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Niagara Steamships When we think of paddle-wheel steamships, our thoughts usually turn to the smoke-belching vessels on the Mississippi or the Hudson. Many do not realize that Niagara County was also the home port for several very successful steamships that plied the Niagara River and the Great Lakes. The Niagara Navigation Company began business in Continue Reading

The Great Gorge Route

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The Niagara River gorge has been a popular scene for sightseers since Niagara welcomed its first wide-eyed “tourists” hundreds of years ago. Some folks may recall, but most probably do not, that the river gorge use to be the setting for a very popular tourist attraction, the Great Gorge Route Railroad. The path along the Continue Reading