Friday, October 25, 2013

Maid of the Mist

Since 1885 the Maid of the Mist has been taking tourists under Niagara Falls. But today was the last day of its operations on the Canadian side.
Though small this steamer is powerful enough to push her way against the mighty current right into the heart of the madly seething waters at the very base of the Falls. From her decl a view of the Falls is obtained at a distance of but a few yards, a sight never to be forgotten.
It has not been an amicable parting of the ways between the steamboat company and the Niagara Parks Commission. It has been owned by the same family since 1972 and they have made a deal with the New York side to continue with tours while a new company will take over from Canada.

above is a Curt Teich card sent in 1957 from Niagara Falls NY to Toronto ON
and a Geocolor card printed in Spain
and though not a postcard, a shot of the Maid of the Mist VI taken this summer


  1. When we visited Niagara Falls in 2001 and 2002, I fell in love with the falls. I didn't know about the Maid of the Mist then...but I saw her. And she wasn't a boat. Niagara Falls is my favorite place in the entire United States (so far). It is magical.

    Thank you so much for posting these wonderful postcards! Have a lovely weekend, and Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!

  2. Now this reminds me of the postcards that I have with the Maid of The Mist, I've been thinking of posting them for quite a while... Thanks VioletSky, it seems I always draw inspiration from your posts! ;-) Happy weeekend!

  3. We spent Monday at Niagara Falls, my friends favorite place in the world. Apparently the ions there are unique and give off a feel good vibe. ? not sure how true this is, but we usually have a great time.

  4. I toured the falls on the Maid of the Mist back in 1957. Your pictures bring back memories.

  5. Wonderful cards ... full of history and memories. I like comparing the postcards with the present day photo. The Maid has changed over the years. Happy PFF!

  6. I love looking at these old postcards! Sounds like the falls are a very special place - would love to see them one day!

  7. it's probably been 25 years since I went on the Maid of the MIst. Quite the fun outing. Thanks for sharing these images.


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