It's now official, the new company Hornblower Niagara Cruises- that will operate two new catamaran tour boats below the falls has selected the names Niagara Thunder and Niagara Wonder for their new vessels.
The names were selected in December from thousands of names submitted during an international contest to name the new state-of-the-art catamaran boats.
Niagara Wonder was one of many submitted by Ms. Lina Muraca's Kindergarten Class at Sacred Hearts Elementary School in Chippawa.
Niagara Thunder was submitted by Mr. Darmesh Rami of India.
Each of the winners has won the opportunity to experience Hornblower's new Voyage to the Falls Tour.
In addition, Rami has won an all-expense paid trip for two to Niagara Falls, including airfare from India, five nights of accommodations, all meals and various attractions admissions for two.
It's anticipated the new boats will begin operating for the first time below the falls once all the ice in upper Lake Erie has melted.
Owners are hoping that will be mid-May.