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The Niagara River
Niagara River
(/naɪˈæɡrə/ ny-AG-ra) is a river that flows north from Lake Erie
Lake Erie
to Lake Ontario. It forms part of the border between the province of Ontario
Ontario
in Canada
Canada
(on the west) and the state of New York in the United States
United States
(on the east). There are differing theories as to the origin of the river's name. According to Iroquoian scholar Bruce Trigger, Niagara is derived from the name given to a branch of the locally residing native Neutral Confederacy, who are described as being called the Niagagarega people on several late-17th-century French maps of the area.[3] According to George R. Stewart, it comes from the name of an Iroquois
Iroquois
town called Ongniaahra, meaning "point of land cut in two".[4] The river, which is occasionally described as a strait,[5] is about 58 kilometres (36 mi) long and includes Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls
in its course. The falls have moved approximately 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) upstream from the Niagara Escarpment
Niagara Escarpment
in the last 12,000 years, resulting in a gorge below the falls. Today, the diversion of the river for electrical generation has significantly reduced the rate of erosion. Power plants on the river include the Sir Adam Beck Hydroelectric Power Stations on the Canadian side, and the Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant (built in 1961) on the American side. Together, they generate 4.4 gigawatts of electricity. The International Control Works, built in 1954, regulates the river flow. Ships on the Great Lakes use the Welland Canal, part of the Saint Lawrence Seaway, on the Canadian side of the river, to bypass Niagara Falls. The total drop in elevation along the river is 99 metres (325 ft). The Niagara Gorge
Niagara Gorge
extends downstream from the Falls and includes the Niagara Whirlpool
Niagara Whirlpool
and another section of rapids. The Niagara River
Niagara River
also features two large islands and numerous smaller islands. Grand Island and Navy Island, the two largest islands, are on the American and Canadian sides of the river, respectively. Goat Island and the tiny Luna Island
Luna Island
split Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls
into its three sections, the Horseshoe Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and American Falls. Unity Island
Unity Island
lies further upstream, alongside the city of Buffalo. The Niagara River
Niagara River
and its tributaries, Tonawanda Creek
Tonawanda Creek
and the Welland River, formed part of the last section of the Erie Canal
Erie Canal
and Welland Canal. After leaving Lockport, New York, the Erie Canal
Erie Canal
proceeds southwest until it enters Tonawanda Creek. After entering the Niagara River, watercraft then proceed southward to the final lock, where a short section of the canal allows boats to avoid the turbulent shoal water at the river intake and enter Lake Erie. The Welland Canals used the Welland River
Welland River
as a connection to the Niagara River
Niagara River
south of the falls, allowing water traffic to safely re-enter the Niagara River
Niagara River
and proceed to Lake Erie.

The American Falls
American Falls
with Goat Island to its right.

Contents

1 History 2 Cities and settlements 3 Pollution 4 Crossings 5 Parks 6 Hydrologic features 7 Islands 8 Military posts 9 Roads 10 See also 11 References 12 Further reading 13 External links

History[edit]

Queenston, Ontario, then known as Queenstown, Upper Canada, in a c. 1805 watercolour by army surgeon Edward Walsh. The Niagara River
Niagara River
is clearly visible.

The Niagara River
Niagara River
and Falls have been known outside of North America since the late 17th century, when Father Louis Hennepin, a French explorer, first witnessed them. He wrote about his travels in A New Discovery of a Vast Country in America (1698).[6] The Niagara River
Niagara River
was the site of the earliest recorded railway in America. It was an inclined wooden tramway built by John Montresor (1736–1799), a British military engineer, in 1764. Called "The Cradles" and "The Old Lewiston Incline," it featured loaded carts pulled up wooden rails by rope. It facilitated the movement of goods over the Niagara Escarpment
Niagara Escarpment
in present-day Lewiston, New York.[7] Several battles occurred along the Niagara River, which was historically defended by Fort George (Canadian side) and Fort Niagara (American side) at the mouth of the river and Fort Erie
Fort Erie
(Canadian side) at the head of the river. These forts were important during the French and Indian War
French and Indian War
and the American Revolutionary War. The Battle of Queenston Heights
Queenston Heights
took place near the river in the War of 1812. The river was an important route to liberation before the American Civil War, when many African-Americans
African-Americans
escaping slavery on the Underground Railroad
Underground Railroad
crossed it to find freedom in Canada. The Freedom Crossing Monument stands on the bank of the river in Lewiston to commemorate the courage of the escaping slaves and the local volunteers who helped them secretly cross the river. In the 1880s, the Niagara River
Niagara River
became the first waterway in North America harnessed for large-scale generation of hydroelectricity.[8] On the Canadian side of the river the provincial agency Niagara Parks Commission maintains all of the shoreline property, including Fort Erie, except the sites of Fort George (a National Historic Site maintained federally by Parks Canada), as a public greenspace and environmental heritage. On the American side, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation maintains several state parks that are adjacent to Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls
and the Niagara River. Today, the river is the namesake of Niagara Herald Extraordinary
Niagara Herald Extraordinary
at the Canadian Heraldic Authority. Cities and settlements[edit]

The Spanish Aero Car crossing the Niagara Whirlpool

Sign in Niagara Falls, Ontario, warning people not to climb over guard rail overlooking the Niagara River

Cities and towns along the Niagara River
Niagara River
include:

Name Country

Buffalo  United States

Chippawa  Canada

Fort Erie  Canada

Lewiston  United States

Grand Island  United States

Niagara Falls  United States

Niagara Falls  Canada

Niagara-on-the-Lake  Canada

North Tonawanda  United States

Porter  United States

Queenston  Canada

Tonawanda (City)  United States

Tonawanda (Town)  United States

Wheatfield  United States

Youngstown  United States

Pollution[edit] The Niagara River
Niagara River
is listed as a Great Lakes
Great Lakes
Areas of Concern in The Great Lakes
Great Lakes
Water Quality Agreement between the United States
United States
and Canada. Crossings[edit] Main article: List of crossings of the Niagara River The Niagara River
Niagara River
has a long history of both road and rail bridges spanning the river, both upstream and downstream of the Falls. This history includes numerous bridges that have fallen victim to the harsh conditions of the Niagara Gorge, such as landslides and icepacks. Parks[edit]

Niagara Glen features many rapids downstream of Niagara Falls

The following parks are located along the Niagara River:

Name Country

Beaver Island State Park  United States

Bowen Road Park  Canada

Broderick Park  United States

Browns Point Park  Canada

Buckhorn Island State Park  United States

De Veaux Woods State Park  United States

Dufferin Islands
Dufferin Islands
Natural
Natural
Area  Canada

Earl W. Brydges Artpark State Park  United States

Falkner Park  United States

Fisherman's Park  United States

Floral Clock Park  Canada

Fort George National Historic Site  Canada

Fort Niagara
Fort Niagara
State Park  United States

Gratwick Riverside Park  United States

Griffon Park  United States

Jayne Park  United States

Joseph Davis State Park  United States

King's Bridge Park  Canada

MacFarland Park  Canada

Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls
State Park  United States

Niagara Glen Nature Reserve  Canada

Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens  Canada

Nike Base Park  United States

Queen's Parada Park & Memorial Park  Canada

Queenston Heights  Canada

Riverside Park  United States

Strawberry Island State Park  United States

Sugar Bowl Park  Canada

Veterans Memorial Park  United States

Queen Victoria Park  Canada

Whirlpool
Whirlpool
State Park  United States

A Niagara River Greenway Plan
Niagara River Greenway Plan
is in progress in the United States. Hydrologic features[edit]

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Hydrologic Features of the Niagara River

Feature Location Country Notes Photo

Source of Niagara River 42°54′16″N 78°54′21″W / 42.904325°N 78.905869°W / 42.904325; -78.905869  Canada  United States The Niagara River
Niagara River
originates at the north-east end of Lake Erie, and flows north to its mouth at Lake Ontario.

Black Rock Canal 42°54′25″N 78°54′07″W / 42.90706°N 78.902053°W / 42.90706; -78.902053  United States Black Rock Canal flows within and parallel to the east shore of the Niagara river near Buffalo, New York, and was built to extend the navigation period in the Niagara River
Niagara River
through a greater part of the winter.[9] The canal begins at Buffalo Harbor, on the north-east shore of Lake Erie, then flows north, ending at the Black Rock Lock near the north tip of Unity Island. The canal is buffered from the Niagara River by Bird Island Pier at its south end, and Unity Island
Unity Island
at its north end.

Gould Ditch 42°55′14″N 78°54′42″W / 42.920689°N 78.911785°W / 42.920689; -78.911785  Canada Historic tributary. Once served as a drainage ditch for Gould National Battery plant.[10]

Scajaquada Creek 42°55′45″N 78°53′57″W / 42.929091°N 78.899056°W / 42.929091; -78.899056  United States Tributary.

Frenchman's Creek 42°56′34″N 78°55′39″W / 42.942648°N 78.927391°W / 42.942648; -78.927391  Canada Tributary.

Chippawa Channel 42°57′12″N 78°56′15″W / 42.953344°N 78.937626°W / 42.953344; -78.937626  Canada  United States The north-flowing Niagara River
Niagara River
bifurcates at the south tip of Grand Island (both sections rejoin at the north tip). "Chippawa Channel" is the river passage on the west side of Grand Island.

Miller Creek 42°57′19″N 78°58′31″W / 42.955315°N 78.97537°W / 42.955315; -78.97537  Canada Tributary.

Tonawanda Channel 42°57′39″N 78°55′46″W / 42.960757°N 78.929386°W / 42.960757; -78.929386  United States When the Niagara River
Niagara River
bifurcates at Grand Island, the east passage—from the south tip of Grand Island, to a point just north of Tonawanda, New York—is the "Tonawanda Channel".

Baker Creek 42°58′22″N 79°00′29″W / 42.972761°N 79.008039°W / 42.972761; -79.008039  Canada Tributary.

Black Creek 42°58′52″N 79°01′25″W / 42.980999°N 79.023499°W / 42.980999; -79.023499  Canada Tributary.

Boyer's Creek 43°00′07″N 79°01′46″W / 43.00194°N 79.029508°W / 43.00194; -79.029508  Canada Tributary.

Two Mile Creek 43°00′39″N 78°54′24″W / 43.010845°N 78.906555°W / 43.010845; -78.906555  United States Tributary.

Little River (at Tonawanda Island) 43°01′23″N 78°53′06″W / 43.022926°N 78.884969°W / 43.022926; -78.884969  United States Flows between Tonawanda Island and the New York mainland, within the Tonawanda Channel.

Tonawanda Creek 43°01′24″N 78°52′54″W / 43.02338°N 78.881707°W / 43.02338; -78.881707  United States Tributary.

Spicer Creek 43°01′31″N 78°53′39″W / 43.025279°N 78.894153°W / 43.025279; -78.894153  United States Tributary on Grand Island, New York.

Big Sixmile Creek 43°01′35″N 79°00′42″W / 43.026494°N 79.011773°W / 43.026494; -79.011773  United States Tributary on Grand Island, New York.

Little Sixmile Creek 43°01′43″N 79°00′37″W / 43.028502°N 79.010217°W / 43.028502; -79.010217  United States Tributary on Grand Island, New York.

Niagara River
Niagara River
Channel 43°02′09″N 78°53′38″W / 43.035772°N 78.893809°W / 43.035772; -78.893809  United States When the Niagara River
Niagara River
bifurcates at Grand Island, the east passage—from a point just north of Tonawanda, New York, to the north tip of Grand Island—is the " Niagara River
Niagara River
Channel".

Gun Creek 43°02′58″N 78°54′57″W / 43.049455°N 78.915728°W / 43.049455; -78.915728  United States Tributary on Grand Island, New York.

Usshers Creek 43°03′05″N 79°01′21″W / 43.051282°N 79.022577°W / 43.051282; -79.022577  Canada Tributary.

Burnt Ship Creek 43°03′40″N 78°59′51″W / 43.060987°N 78.997493°W / 43.060987; -78.997493  United States Tributary on Grand Island, New York.

Woods Creek 43°03′44″N 78°58′37″W / 43.062335°N 78.976958°W / 43.062335; -78.976958  United States Tributary on Grand Island, New York.

Welland River 43°03′46″N 79°02′53″W / 43.062711°N 79.047961°W / 43.062711; -79.047961  Canada Historic tributary. Became a man-made distributary—from the Niagara River to a point 5 km west—in order to supply water to an intake channel for Sir Adam Beck Hydroelectric Power Stations.

Underwater intake tunnel to Sir Adam Beck Hydroelectric Power Stations 43°04′02″N 79°03′14″W / 43.067124°N 79.053959°W / 43.067124; -79.053959  Canada

Little River (at Cayuga Island) 43°04′23″N 78°57′06″W / 43.073167°N 78.951724°W / 43.073167; -78.951724  United States Flows between Cayuga Island and the New York mainland, within the Niagara River
Niagara River
Channel.

Cayuga Creek 43°04′33″N 78°57′46″W / 43.075894°N 78.962753°W / 43.075894; -78.962753  United States Tributary.

Underwater intake for tunnel to Niagara Power Project 43°04′38″N 79°00′57″W / 43.07725°N 79.015796°W / 43.07725; -79.015796  United States

Horseshoe Falls 43°04′38″N 79°04′30″W / 43.077289°N 79.075127°W / 43.077289; -79.075127  Canada Located between the Canadian mainland and Goat Island, New York, the Horseshoe Falls
Horseshoe Falls
is the largest, and most south-western of three parallel waterfalls over-which the Niagara River
Niagara River
flows. There is dispute as to whether the Horseshoe Falls
Horseshoe Falls
lies entirely within Canada (see Niagara Falls#History).

Gill Creek 43°04′42″N 79°01′33″W / 43.078292°N 79.025838°W / 43.078292; -79.025838  United States Tributary.

Goat Island Channel 43°04′50″N 79°03′38″W / 43.080612°N 79.060535°W / 43.080612; -79.060535  United States The Niagara River
Niagara River
bifurcates at the south-east tip of Goat Island. "Goat Island Channel" is the north-east passage around the island.

Bridal Veil Falls 43°05′02″N 79°04′15″W / 43.083781°N 79.070776°W / 43.083781; -79.070776  United States Located between Goat Island and Luna Island, Bridal Veil Falls is the smallest (and middle) of the three parallel waterfalls over-which the Niagara River
Niagara River
flows. It is entirely within the US.

American Falls 43°05′06″N 79°04′10″W / 43.084866°N 79.069462°W / 43.084866; -79.069462  United States Located between Luna Island
Luna Island
and the New York mainland, the American Falls is the most northern and second largest of three parallel waterfalls over-which the Niagara River
Niagara River
flows. It is located entirely within the US.

Muddy Run Falls 43°06′54″N 79°03′45″W / 43.114972°N 79.06252°W / 43.114972; -79.06252  Canada Historic tributary which entered the Niagara River
Niagara River
as a waterfall from the top of the Niagara Gorge. Development above Muddy Run Falls destroyed its water supply.

Whirlpool
Whirlpool
Rapids 43°06′58″N 79°03′45″W / 43.116006°N 79.062488°W / 43.116006; -79.062488  Canada  United States

Colt's Creek Falls 43°07′11″N 79°04′19″W / 43.119757°N 79.071929°W / 43.119757; -79.071929  Canada Tributary which enters the Niagara River
Niagara River
as a waterfall from the top of the Niagara Gorge. The volume was greatly diminished following construction of the canal to Sir Adam Beck Hydroelectric Power Stations.

Niagara Whirlpool 43°07′13″N 79°04′10″W / 43.120219°N 79.069526°W / 43.120219; -79.069526  Canada  United States The Niagara Whirlpool
Niagara Whirlpool
is a natural whirlpool along the Niagara River located along the Canada–US border between New York and Ontario. The whirlpool is located in the Niagara Gorge, downstream from Niagara Falls. The whirlpool's greatest depth is 125 feet (38 m).[11]

Harvie Falls 43°07′19″N 79°04′28″W / 43.12206°N 79.074311°W / 43.12206; -79.074311  Canada Tributary which enters the Niagara River
Niagara River
as a waterfall from the top of the Niagara Gorge. The volume was greatly diminished following construction of the canal to Sir Adam Beck Hydroelectric Power Stations.

Devil's Hole Rapids 43°08′01″N 79°03′03″W / 43.133547°N 79.050901°W / 43.133547; -79.050901  Canada  United States

Bloody Run Falls 43°08′06″N 79°02′50″W / 43.134987°N 79.047275°W / 43.134987; -79.047275  United States Tributary which enters the Niagara River
Niagara River
as a waterfall from the top of the Niagara Gorge. The volume was greatly diminished following construction of Robert Moses State Parkway
Robert Moses State Parkway
and other streets above the falls.

Niagara Power Project 43°08′35″N 79°02′23″W / 43.142957°N 79.039807°W / 43.142957; -79.039807  United States

Sir Adam Beck Hydroelectric Power Stations 43°08′51″N 79°02′39″W / 43.147419°N 79.04406°W / 43.147419; -79.04406  Canada

Smeaton Falls 43°09′23″N 79°02′46″W / 43.156275°N 79.045998°W / 43.156275; -79.045998  Canada Tributary which enters the Niagara River
Niagara River
as a waterfall from the top of the Niagara Gorge. The volume was greatly diminished following the construction of Sir Adam Beck Hydroelectric Power Stations.

Spring Cave Cascade 43°09′26″N 79°02′40″W / 43.157348°N 79.044372°W / 43.157348; -79.044372  United States Historic tributary which entered the Niagara River
Niagara River
as a cascade from caves in the wall of the Niagara Gorge. Its source was destroyed following construction of the Niagara Power Project.

Fish Creek Falls 43°09′32″N 79°02′41″W / 43.159018°N 79.04459°W / 43.159018; -79.04459  United States Tributary which enters the Niagara River
Niagara River
as a waterfall from the top of the Niagara Gorge. The volume was greatly diminished following the construction of the Niagara Power Project.

Locust Grove Falls 43°09′33″N 79°02′51″W / 43.159183°N 79.047532°W / 43.159183; -79.047532  Canada Tributary which enters the Niagara River
Niagara River
as a waterfall from the top of the Niagara Gorge. The volume was greatly diminished following the construction of Sir Adam Beck Hydroelectric Power Stations.

Mouth of Niagara River 43°15′46″N 79°04′14″W / 43.262722°N 79.070646°W / 43.262722; -79.070646  Canada  United States

Islands[edit] Several islands are located on the upper river upriver from the falls:

Name Location Country Status Notes

Bird Island Buffalo  United States Filled in Connected to Unity Island
Unity Island
in 1822 as part of improvements to Black Rock harbor.[12]

Brig Island Niagara Falls  United States Park Part of Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls
State Park.

Brother Island Niagara Falls  United States Park Located near Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls
and the Three Sisters Islands; part of Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls
State Park.

Buckhorn Island Grand Island  United States Park Located on the north end of Grand Island. A state park.

Cayuga Island Niagara Falls  United States Residential Located at the mouth of Cayuga Creek; a residential neighborhood of the city.

Cedar Island Niagara Falls  Canada Filled in Filled in by the creation of the William Birch Rankine Power Station by Canadian Niagara Power Company in 1905.

Deer Island Niagara Falls  United States

Dufferin Islands Niagara Falls  Canada Park Man-made islands. Parkland.

Frog Island

 United States Submerged/reconstructed Was located in the Upper Niagara River
Niagara River
between Motor Island and Strawberry Island. Disappeared due to erosion sometime between 1951 and 1985.[13] Re-created beginning in 2007 as a habitat for fish, waterfowl, and aquatic plants.[14][15]

Goat Island Niagara Falls  United States

Located at the brink of the American Falls, named by John Stedman in the 1770s; briefly renamed to Iris Island by General
General
Augustus Porter, a United States
United States
Commissioner (after the Greek Goddess of the Rainbow). Now part of Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls
State Park.

Goose Island City of Tonawanda  United States Man-made/filled in Was located at the confluence of Tonawanda Creek
Tonawanda Creek
and the Tonawanda Channel of the Niagara River. Existed from 1825, when the Erie Canal was constructed (thereby cutting Goose Island off from the mainland) until the 1940s, when this portion of the canal was filled in.

Grand Island

 United States Developed The largest island on the river; includes several parks, but is mostly residential and industrial; originally called Ga-We-Not (Great Island) by the Seneca.

Grass Island Niagara Falls  United States Filled in Filled in during the 1960s to create the Robert Moses Parkway
Robert Moses Parkway
at Point Day.

Green Island Niagara Falls  United States Park Originally called Bath Island, it was renamed in the early 1900s for Niagara Reservation Commissioner Andrew H. Green. Part of Niagara Falls State Park.

Gull Island Niagara Falls  Canada

Hogg Island Sir Adam Beck Dam #2 Niagara Falls Filled in Filled in by the creation of the Chippawa Queenston Power Canal in 1917 and finally by the Sir Adam Beck Dam #2 in 1950 by the Hydro Electric Power Commission of Ontario.

Little Beaver Island Grand Island  United States Park Located off the south end of Grand Island; part of Beaver Island State Park.

Luna Island Niagara Falls  United States Park Located next to Goat Island; originally called Prospect Island. Part of Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls
State Park.

Motor Island Grand Island  United States Park Also known as Pirates' Island (the name of a private club once located there) and Frog Island (not to be confused with the Frog Island listed above).[16] A New York State Wildlife Management Area.

Navy Island Niagara Falls  Canada Park Designated as a National Historic Park.

Rattlesnake Island Town of Tonawanda  United States Filled in Was located just south of what is today the South Grand Island Bridge. Was filled in sometime between 1915 [17] and 1927,[18] concurrent with the heavy industrial development of the area.

Robinson Island Niagara Falls  United States Park Named for daredevil Joel Robinson in 1860. Now part of Niagara Falls State Park.

Ship Island Niagara Falls  United States Park Part of Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls
State Park.

Strawberry Island Town of Tonawanda  United States Park A small island, formerly much larger but diminished by gravel mining and erosion.[19] An undeveloped state park and wildlife preserve.[20]

Three Sisters Islands Niagara Falls  United States Park Located next to Goat Island within Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls
State Park. Originally called Moss Islands, they were later renamed for the three daughters of War of 1812
War of 1812
United States
United States
Army General
General
Parkhurst Whitney (Asenath, Angeline and Celinda Eliza) in 1843.

Tonawanda Island North Tonawanda  United States Developed Occupied by a marina and several industries.

Tower Island Niagara Falls  United States Man-made Man-made island created in 1942 by the US Army Corps of Engineers.

Unity Island Buffalo  United States Developed Home to Broderick Park, Unity Island
Unity Island
Park, and a waste-water treatment facility.

Willow Island Niagara Falls  United States Man-made/filled in Man-made island created in 1759 by Daniel Joncairs and filled in during the 1960s to create the Robert Moses Parkway.

Military posts[edit] United States
United States
Coast Guard Fort Niagara
Fort Niagara
Station was once a United States Army post. There are no Canadian Coast Guard
Canadian Coast Guard
posts along the river. Fort Mississauga, Fort George and Fort Erie
Fort Erie
are former British and Canadian military forts (last used 1953, 1965 and 1923 respectively) and are now parks. Roads[edit] On the Canadian side the Niagara Parkway
Niagara Parkway
travels along the River from Lake Ontario
Lake Ontario
to Lake Erie. NY 18F lines the river on the state side from Fort Niagara
Fort Niagara
to Lewiston. Niagara Scenic Parkway
Niagara Scenic Parkway
on the state side only travels along the River from the Falls to Lewiston. The remaining river sections (with some interruptions) are covered by the LaSalle Expressway, NY 384, NY 266 and I-190 (Niagara Thruway) / New York Thruway. See also[edit]

List of international border rivers List of New York rivers List of Ontario
Ontario
rivers Whirlpool
Whirlpool
Aero Car

References[edit]

^ a b "Facts & Figures - Niagara Parks, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada". Archived from the original (online) on December 9, 2003. Retrieved May 30, 2007.  ^ Water Resources Data New York Water Year 2003, Volume 3: Western New York, USGS ^ Bruce Trigger, The Children of Aataentsic (McGill-Queen's University Press, Kingston and Montreal,1987, ISBN 0-7735-0626-8), p. 95. ^ Stewart, George R. (1967) Names on the Land. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company; p. 83. ^ Mobot.org ^ Hennepin, Louis. A New Discovery of a Vast Country in America. Chicago: A.C. McClurg & Co., 1903. Accessed December 8, 2008. ^ Porter, Peter (1914). Landmarks of the Niagara Frontier. The Author.  ^ Electricity and its Development at Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls
Archived 2009-01-24 at the Wayback Machine.. University at Buffalo, June 2004. Accessed December 8, 2008. ^ "Black Rock Canal". Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. Retrieved Jan. 3, 2013. ^ "Chemicals of Concern in the Niagara River
Niagara River
Tributaries - 1988-89". Ontario
Ontario
Ministry of Environment and Energy, Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1993. ^ " Whirlpool State Park
Whirlpool State Park
- Niagara Falls, New York". Nyfalls.com. 1935-09-13. Retrieved 2011-08-20.  ^ http://www.buffalonian.com/history/industry/waterways/WATERWAYS3.html ^ http://niagara.nypa.gov/EcologicalStandingCommittee[permanent dead link] ^ Pignataro, T.J. (August 22, 2015). "Restoration of Frog Island hailed as Buffalo comeback story". The Buffalo News. Retrieved April 10, 2016.  ^ http://buffalorising.com/2013/10/frog-island-habitat-restoration/ ^ Island Dispatch, 16th June 1989 ^ http://www.historicmapworks.com/Map/US/38766/Tonawanda+Town+8++Riverside+Land+Company/Buffalo+1915+Vol+3+Suburban/New+York/ ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-10-02. Retrieved 2012-06-10.  ^ "Strawberry Island - Motor Island Shallows Coastal Fish & Wildlife Habitat Assessment Form" (PDF). NYS Department of State. October 15, 1987. Retrieved April 10, 2016.  ^ "Grand Island: NYPA approves contract for Strawberry Island wetland restoration, habitat improvement". Niagara Frontier Publications. March 30, 2015. Retrieved April 11, 2016. 

Tiplin, Albert H.; Seibel, George A. and Seibel, Olive M. (1988) Our romantic Niagara: a geological history of the river and the falls Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls
Heritage Foundation, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, ISBN 0-9690457-2-7

Further reading[edit]

Hulbert, A. B. (1908). The Niagara River. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons.

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Coordinates: 43°04′41″N 79°04′37″W / 43.078°N 79.077°W / 43.078; -79.077

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