Latest Niagara Falls Freeze Mirrors Amazing Ice Jam of 1848

Visitors Look At Niagara Falls in 1848 After The Big Freeze

Visitors Look At Niagara Falls in 1848 After The Big Freeze


An enormous ice dam formed at the source of the Niagara River on the eastern shore of Lake Erie on March 29, 1848. Just after midnight, the thunderous sound of water surging over the great falls at Niagara came to a halt as the flow of water became severely restricted due to the ice jam. The eerie silence persisted throughout the day and into the next evening until the waters of Lake Erie broke through the blockage and resumed their course down the river and over the falls.

Niagara Falls, General View from Hennepin Point, Winter.
A view of Niagara Falls in the winter of 1914


Ice Dam at Niagara’s Source
March 29, 1848 

Just after midnight on March 29, 1848, the only thing that was falling over Niagara Falls was an eerie silence. An enormous ice dam at the source of the Niagara River blocked the water. However, by the next evening, the river broke through the ice, and the water once again continued its thunderous tumble over the falls. 

Originally posted 2014-02-11 13:04:44. Republished by Blog Post Promoter