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In Years Past

November 20, 2012
The Post-Journal

In 1912, there would be no more ice bridge tragedies in the Niagara gorge if the cooperation of the Canadian and United States government commissioners could prevent it. The commissioners of the New York State reservation met and enacted an ordinance making it a misdemeanor for anyone to go out on the ice bridges. The commissioners of Queen Victoria, Niagara Falls Park, the Canadian reservation, had given an assurance they would enact a similar ordinance. The action had been taken as a result of the tragic deaths the past February of three tourists who went to their deaths in the whirlpool rapids on the ice floes when an ice bridge went out beneath them.

 
 

 

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