Niagara Falls in Niagara Region, Ontario — Central Canada
About the year 1600 B.C. ...
Erected 1982 by The Niagara Parks Commission, Ontario, in July.
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 (Niagara Parkway) and Queen Street, on the right when traveling north on River Road (Niagara Parkway). Touch for map. It is at the foot of Queen Street, overlooking the gorge. Marker is in this post office area: Niagara Falls, Ontario L2E, Canada.
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.); The Inukshuk (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); The Buttery Elevators (approx. 0.8 kilometers away in the U.S.); Gad Pierce Tavern The Carnegie Building (approx. one kilometer away in the U.S.); Park Place Historic District (approx. 1.2 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.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 14, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 245 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 14, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.