Niagara Falls in Niagara Region, Ontario — Central Canada
About the year 1600 B.C. ...
Erected 1982 by The Niagara Parks Commission, Ontario, in July.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Natural Features. A significant historical year for this entry is 1600.
Location. 43° 6.396′ N, 79° 3.629′ W. Marker is in Niagara Falls, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker is at the intersection of River Road and Queen Street, on the right when traveling north on River Road. It is at the foot of Queen Street, overlooking the gorge. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4605 River Road, Niagara Falls ON L2E 3G1, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Great Gorge Railway Trail (approx. 0.4 kilometers away in the U.S.); To The River (approx. 0.4 kilometers away in the U.S.); A Bridge to Freedom (approx. 0.4 kilometers away in the U.S.); United States Custom House (approx. The Inukshuk (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Gad Pierce Tavern (approx. 0.9 kilometers away in the U.S.); The Carnegie Building (approx. one kilometer away in the U.S.); Pastimes and Parkways (approx. 1.1 kilometers away in the U.S.). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Niagara Falls.
Also see . . . Niagara Falls Geology Facts and Figures. “Cavitation is a special type of erosion that happens at waterfalls because only at the base of waterfalls is there enough speed to produce enough bubbles close enough to rock to affect it. This is the fastest type of erosion. As the water goes over the falls, it speeds up, loses internal pressure, air escapes as bubbles or cavities. These cavities collapse when the water comes to rest, sending out shock waves to the surrounding rock, disintegrating it.” (Submitted on December 14, 2014.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 14, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 403 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 14, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.