Niagara Falls in Niagara Region, Ontario — Central Canada
Erected by The Niagara Parks Commission.
Location. 43° 4.238′ N, 79° 4.318′ W. Marker is in Niagara Falls, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker is on Niagara Parkway just from Dufferin Isle Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Niagara Falls, Ontario L2G, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Burch’s Mill (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Toronto Power Generating Station (about 240 meters away); Niagara Park Greenhouses (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Bridgewater Mills (approx. half a kilometer away); Wm. B. Rankine (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Nik Wallenda & Niagara (approx. one kilometer away in the U.S.); The Niagara Parks Commission / Commission Des Parcs Du Niagara Niagara Falls Park and River Railway Powerhouse (approx. one kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Niagara Falls.
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia Entry for the Stranded Scow. “There are conflicting reports whether Luffberg and Harris were able to release the false bottom of the scow to dump their load of sand and silt - but regardless, the boat got caught on a rock shoal 838 yards (766 m) from the edge of the falls, leaving the two Niagara Falls Power Company employees stranded in the middle of the raging torrents of water. Later reports suggest that Luffberg had tied a rope between himself and the scow as a safety precaution lest he fall overboard while the scow was still beached, while Harris tied one between himself and a free barrel.” (Submitted on December 20, 2014.)
2. Wikipedia Entry for Breeches Buoy. “A breeches buoy is a crude rope-based rescue device used to extract people from wrecked vessels, or to transfer people from one location to another in situations of danger. The device resembles a round emergency personal flotation device with a leg harness attached. It is similar to a zip line.The breeches buoy was usually deployed from either ship (Submitted on December 20, 2014.)
Categories. • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 20, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 258 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 20, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.