Nik Wallenda & Niagara
—Photo by James P. McCoy, 2012 —
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.
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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.
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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 339 times since then and 34 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.