Niagara Falls in Niagara Region, Ontario — Central Canada (North America)
Erected by Niagara Parks Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Notable Places.
Location. 43° 7.426′ N, 79° 4.153′ W. Marker is in Niagara Falls, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker is on Niagara Parkway just north of Whirlpool Road when traveling north. It can be seen from the access road to the Thompson Point parking lot where it intersects the Recreation Trail. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3500 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls ON L2E 3E8, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Challenging the Whirlpool Rapids (approx. half a kilometer away in the U.S.); Niagara Gorge Natural History (approx. 0.6 kilometers away in the U.S.); Welcome to Whirlpool State Park Eddy Basin (approx. 0.6 kilometers away in the U.S.); Niagara Spanish Aero Car (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Whirlpool Rapids (approx. 0.6 kilometers away in the U.S.); Niagara River Recreation Trail (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Whirlpool Rapids Gorge (approx. 0.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Niagara Falls.
Regarding Thompson Point. It is the terminus for the Whirlpool Aero Car (previously known as the Niagara Spanish Aero Car) but today the car makes a round trip from the other side of the whirlpool without allowing passengers to disembark here.
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Also see . . . Wikipedia Entry for J. Enoch Thompson. “One of his trips to Spain resulted in the travelogue Seven Weeks in Sunny Spain. Thompson is also responsible for the Whirlpool Aero Car that continues to run at Niagara Falls. He developed it as a tourist venture, and recruited Spanish engineer Leonardo Torres y Quevedo to design it. The spot the car leaves from is named Thompson Point in his honour.” (Submitted on December 6, 2014.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 6, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 522 times since then and 85 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 6, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.