by George Bailey   

It was on November 1, 1941 that the Rainbow Bridge was opened becoming the largest hingeless arch bridge at the time in the world. This bridge was constructed to replace the Upper Steel Arch Bridge (Honeymoon Bridge) which was destroyed by an ice jam in 1... Read more...

by George Bailey   

Here’s an interesting painting from myNiagara Falls collection by an unknown artist of a view of the American and Canadian Horseshoe Falls from the bottom of what we now call Clifton Hill. Note the heavy volume of water going over both American Falls... Read more...

by George Bailey   

Here’s a photograph I took early this morning of the Niagara River as it flows into the whirlpool below the falls. The photograph was taken at the edge of Whirlpool Woods (it’s at the far end of the Niagara Aero Car).This time of year brings a wash of col... Read more...

by George Bailey   

It was on October 17, 1829 that a 22 year old from Rhode Island, Sam Patch, jumped off a platform built atop a 30 metre (98 foot) ladder built on Goat Island in Niagara Falls New York into the Niagara River. He was successful and lived to tell about his g... Read more...

by George Bailey   

In the Niagara Falls of today you can find plenty of top-notch hotels and Inns offering luxurious accommodations, delicious food and spectacular views of the falls. In 1822 this wasn’t the case. It took an entrepreneur named William Forsyth to build a thr... Read more...

by George Bailey   

The Skylon Tower in Niagara Falls turns 50 on Oct. 6th of this month. Construction of the $7 million dollar tower began in May of 1964 and at the time of it’s opening in October of 1965; it was the tallest (156 metres, 520 feet) reinforced concrete struct... Read more...

by George Bailey   

I just came back from a walk near the Canadian Horseshoe Falls and saw in the lower Niagara River below the falls one of the Hornblower cruise boats travelling to the base of the falls with a full load of visitors. I thought I should let folks... Read more...

by George Bailey   

If you live in Niagara Falls one of the things that some residents like to do is feed the waterfowl at Dufferin Islands above the falls processed foods, bread and scraps. The Niagara Parks Commission is requesting that these folks stop feeding this waterf... Read more...

by George Bailey   

This is what it looked like in 1999 before construction of the Fallsview Casino Resort had begun in 2001. This resort opened in June of 2004.The Casino Resort is now found where The Transformer Station for Ontario Hydro was located amongst the trees in... Read more...

by George Bailey   

Boy has the skyline of Niagara changed over the past fifteen years. I can remember in the 60’s the tallest buildings in Niagara Falls were the Skylon Tower, Seagram Tower (now The Tower Hotel Fallsview) and the Oneida Tower. Today there are five more buil... Read more...

by George Bailey   

At various times the lower Niagara River Whirlpool is a whirlpool in name only. When the river is flowing at its normal volume, water rushes into the pool and is carried past the river outlet on the right. It circulates counter-clockwise, creating a tradi... Read more...

by George Bailey   

About 700 athletes who are taking part in the Barrelman Triathlon, a 90 kilometre bike ride, two-kilometre swim and a 21.1 kilometre run (I get tired just writing about it!) will do part of their race through Niagara Falls this Sunday, Sept 20th. As a res... Read more...

by George Bailey   

In the 1920’s there was a very different Clifton Hill than we know today. In the 20’s paved roads to Niagara Falls began to appear and more tourists driving cars headed to Niagara Falls to go camping. This was something new to do in the 1920’s. To take ad... Read more...

by George Bailey   

SnowBird Air Show For Tomorrow is Up in the air I’ve had conflicting reports that tomorrows Snowbird air show fly over for 1:15pm over Niagara Falls is cancelled. The show is still listed on their sight as a go. I’m trying to get info about the show. St... Read more...