Facts about Niagara Falls, Canada, USA

   Here are some interesting facts. Niagara Falls Niagara falls, which are massive waterfalls on the Niagara River, always has been popular for beauty and charming largess.
The name Niagara comes from an Iroquois word Onguiaahra which means thunder of waters.
Here are some interesting facts of Niagara Falls:

   Facts Niagara Falls Niagara Falls were formed in the wake of retreating glaciers at the end of the Wisconsin glaciation and water from the Great Lakes recently-formed, which together created a path through the escarpment Niagara en route to the Atlantic Ocean.
Although Niagara Waterfalls are not exceptionally high, they are very broad.
Their edge length is 1060 feet while their height is 176 feet.   

    Niagara Falls is one of the most powerful waterfall in North America.
The Niagara Falls are located on the international border separating the Canadian province of Ontario and the U.S. state of New York.
Niagara Falls include two major sections that are divided by Goat Island. Goat Island is uninhabited island.  

    These two sections are the Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian side and American Falls on the U.S. takes sides.
A smaller section of the waterfall called the Bridal Veil Falls are also located on the U.S. side and are separated from the main falls by Luna Island.
One of the oldest and best known tourist attractions in Niagara Falls are the cruise ship called the Good Ship Cruise Mist, which is named after the mythical character Ongiara old Indian.
Niagara Falls had long been identified as a potential source of power.
One of the first attempts to use the same Niagara Falls as a source of energy was in 1759.
In 1759, Daniel Joncaire built a small canal above the waterfalls to power his sawmill.
Augustus and Peter Porter purchased this place later with the entire American Falls in 1805 of New York state government.

    Augustus and Peter Porter has enlarged the original canal to provide hydraulic power their gristmill and tannery.
In 1853, the Niagara Falls Hydraulic Power and Extract the Company was chartered, which eventually constructed the canals which were to be used for generating electricity.
In 1881, under the leadership of Jacob Schoellkopf, the power was produced using the waters of Niagara.
Power was sufficient to illuminate both the Falls along the Niagara Falls near the village.
It is a fact that the original Niagara Falls were near the present site of Queenston, near Ontario, near Lewiston, New York.
However due to the erosion of their crest, the waterfalls are in remote several miles to the south.