by George Bailey   

This pen and ink sketch is a reproduction from an 1888 newspaper. It shows a family of four at the brink of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. Note the lack of a wall at this point. Today, a parapet adds protection from slipping over the falls. The gentleman... Read more...

by George Bailey   

No, the 670 metre long structure built between 1953 and 1957 in the upper Niagara River above the falls is a water control structure. The structure consists of 18 movable gates that extend about half-way across the Niagara River to the international borde... Read more...

by George Bailey   

Hornblower Niagara Cruises announced recently that it had its two millionth customers on August 14th of this year. They had their first million customers on August 16th of last year. This is the second year that Hornblower Niagara has been carrying passe... Read more...

by George Bailey   

There are several things that I like about living in Niagara and just one of them is the availability we have to fresh fruit, especially peaches at this time of the year. Travel the Niagara Parkway, north of Niagara Falls below the escarpment, and you’ll... Read more...

by George Bailey   

I had lunch a few days ago at the Elements on the Falls Restaurant at the brink of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls and spotted a few costumed interpreters outside in the foyer of Table Rock Complex. I asked why they were dressed like folks who lived in the e... Read more...

by George Bailey   

This is a photograph from my collection of Marilyn Monroe with the American Falls in the background. Contrary to what a lot of folks think, this is a studio shot. Marilyn was positioned on a studio made wall, similar to the real one at the falls, with the... Read more...

by George Bailey   

The simple answer is no BUT the water flowing over the American Falls and Canadian Horseshoe Falls is greatly reduced for power purposes. After it gets dark each evening during the busy tourist season the water flowing over the falls is reduced to 50,000... Read more...

by George Bailey   

Here is another of my favourite photos from my historic photograph collection. This is an intriguing picture of a family dining on the balcony of the Refectory Restaurant ( now re-named Edgewaters) in 1926.Everyone is dressed in their Sunday best and eve... Read more...

by George Bailey   

At The Brink in the 1930’s This is one of my favourite photographs from my personal collection. Things were different when you visited Niagara Falls in the 1930’s. Note the formality of dress of the people who are standing at the wall near the edge of th... Read more...

by George Bailey   

I read in our local Niagara Falls Review that several tourist operators say they are having a very good business year due to the stronger American dollar and the Pan Am Games that are now currently happening in Welland, St. Catharines and Toronto. Wayne... Read more...

by George Bailey   

Between Oct, 24, 1901 and Oct, 20 2003, 16 different people, including two women, intentionally tried to, “beat” Niagara by plunging over the Canadian Horseshoe Falls (no one has ever tried to go over the American Falls because of the heavy rock below the... Read more...

by George Bailey   

Perhaps one of the most miraculous Niagara stories took place on July 9th, 1960, 55 years ago when a seven year old accidentally went over the Canadian Horseshoe Falls wearing only a life jacket and a bathing suit and lived. Here’s what happened. Roger W... Read more...