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Nik Wallenda & Niagara

 

—Photo by James P. McCoy, 2012 —

 
Nik Wallenda & Niagara Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 7, 2014
1. Nik Wallenda & Niagara Marker
Picture taken a few hours after the marker was dedicated.
Inscription.
On June 12, 2012, before thousands of spectators gathered here at Terrapin Point and millions watching around the world, famed aerialist Nik Wallenda stepped onto a 2 inch thick steel cable, walked 1500 feet across Niagara Falls and the Niagara Gorge and entered into the record books.

The trip took 26 minutes to complete and when it was done, Wallenda was the first person to ever walk over the brink of the 176 foot high horseshoe falls and through the relentless mist and gusty currents. Earlier walkers had performed their feats further down river toward the site of the current Rainbow Bridge.

As he walked through the mist, Wallenda reminded the world: "This is what it's all about people. Pursue your dreams. Never give up."
 
Erected 2014 by New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation.
 
Location. 43° 4.777′ N, 79° 4.356′ W. Marker is in Niagara Falls, New York, in Niagara County. Marker is on Goat Island Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is on Goat Island within Niagara Falls State Park at the top of the south steps from Terrapin Point, which is a popular misty viewing point for the Horseshoe Falls. Goat Island Road by the marker is closed to public vehicular traffic. Marker is in this post office area: Niagara Falls NY 14303, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.

Nik Wallenda & Niagara Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 7, 2014
2. Nik Wallenda & Niagara Marker
"The above cable is an actual piece that was used by Nik Wallenda on June 15, 2012"
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Goat Island (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); World's First Hydroelectric Power Plant (approx. 0.2 miles away); Nikola Tesla (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Power of Niagara (approx. 0.2 miles away); Luna Island (approx. ¼ mile away); Table Rock (approx. 0.3 miles away in Canada); Tightrope Walker Nik Wallenda (approx. half a kilometer away in Canada); José María Heredia (approx. half a kilometer away in Canada). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Niagara Falls.
 
More about this marker. Marker was dedicated on July 7, 2014 at about noon.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Nik Wallenda - Wikipedia. (Submitted on July 8, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. Niagara Falls State Park - New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation. (Submitted on July 8, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
3. Nik Wallenda Walks Over Niagara Falls On Tightrope.
(Submitted on November 15, 2014.) 
 
Categories. EntertainmentEnvironment
 
Nik Wallenda & Niagara Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 7, 2014
3. Nik Wallenda & Niagara Marker
View towards the Horseshoe Falls.
Nik Wallenda & Niagara Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 7, 2014
4. Nik Wallenda & Niagara Marker
Looking over the marker towards the Horseshoe Falls.
Nik Wallenda & Niagara Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 7, 2014
5. Nik Wallenda & Niagara Marker
South steps decending to Terrapin Point are above the bench.
Nik Wallenda & Niagara Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 7, 2014
6. Nik Wallenda & Niagara Marker
Looking north towards Prospect Point.
Nik Wallenda & Niagara Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 7, 2014
7. Nik Wallenda & Niagara Marker
View from ascending the south stairs from Terrapin Point.
Nik Wallenda & Niagara Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 7, 2014
8. Nik Wallenda & Niagara Marker
Path to marker from Goat Island Road (no vehicular traffic)
Detail of Photo Reproduced on the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 7, 2014
9. Detail of Photo Reproduced on the Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 8, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 271 times since then and 37 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week November 16, 2014. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on July 8, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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