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Niagara Falls in Niagara County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Prospect Point Viewing Area

Niagara in Winter

 
 
Prospect Point Viewing Area Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, October 18, 2001
1. Prospect Point Viewing Area Marker
Inscription.  Ice from Lake Erie flows over the falls and jams up the gorge below. An ice bridge is an accumulation of ice, which has frozen solid from shore to shore, and under which the river still flows.

In the past, the American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls were frequently reduced to a trickle when ice jammed up in the American Rapids. A few times both falls completely froze over! Since 1964, the installation of the ice boom, a barrier laid across Lake Erie, slows the amount of ice flowing down the falls.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Natural FeaturesWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 43° 5.177′ N, 79° 4.117′ W. Marker is in Niagara Falls, New York, in Niagara County. Marker can be reached from Robert Moses Parkway. The marker is at the rail over looking the American Falls. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Niagara Falls NY 14303, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Height, Sight, and Flight / The Niagara River Corridor Important Bird Area (within shouting distance of this marker); Hennepin View (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The First People to See the Falls

The American Falls image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, October 18, 2001
2. The American Falls
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(about 400 feet away); David Hill (about 700 feet away); Chief Clinton Rickard (about 700 feet away); Sophie Martin (about 700 feet away); Town of Niagara Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lake Ontario (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Niagara Falls.
 
The American Falls image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, October 18, 2001
3. The American Falls
Prospect Point Viewing Area Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, October 18, 2001
4. Prospect Point Viewing Area Marker
Rainbow over the Falls image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, October 18, 2001
5. Rainbow over the Falls
Maid of the Mist boat image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, October 18, 2001
6. Maid of the Mist boat
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 14, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 264 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 14, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Sep. 29, 2022