It was at about this time that English writer; Charles Dickens visited Niagara Falls in the winter of 1842 for 10 days. Arriving in Buffalo he set off by an early morning train to see Niagara Falls.
When he arrived at Table Rock on the “British” side of the falls he wrote, “It was not until I came on Table Rock-Great Heaven, on what fall of bright green water!-that it came upon me in its full might and majesty. Then, when I felt how near my creator I was standing, the first effect, and enduring one-instant and lasting—the tremendous spectacle was peace, Peace of mind, tranquility, calm recollections of the Dead, great thoughts of Eternal Rest and Happiness: nothing of gloom or terror. Niagara was once stamped on my heart, an image of beauty: to remain there, changeless and indelible, until its pulses cease to beat, forever”.
I couldn’t have said it any better.
This information is taken from Volume Two of Charles Mason Dow’s Anthology and Biography of Niagara Fall published in 1921.