With the weather being still so cold at Niagara I thought I’d blog a bit more about previous winters in Niagara.

Up until 1912 ,small temporary shacks were found during very cold winters, like the one we’re having now, on Ice Bridges that had formed below the falls .From these shacks, hawkers sold just about anything. You could purchase a tintype photograph, souvenirs and even bootleg whiskey!

The practice was abandoned in 1912 as three people lost their lives when the ice bridge broke up.

Today, it is strictly forbidden (and I might add very dangerous) to venture out onto an Ice Bridge.

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