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Amazing Frozen Niagara Falls Video


See more amazing photos of a frozen Niagara Falls from over 100 years ago in the Huffington Post story below.

The winter chill might have most travellers thinking twice about venturing outside to visit Niagara Falls, but it wasn’t always like that.

If anything, these vintage photos suggest there might have even been a time when people enjoyed travelling out in the cold to marvel at the three waterfalls.

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This typical Christmas card setting shows the Falls beginning to freeze. Dec. 21, 1937.

 

Like many outdoors attractions, the crowds tend to go into hibernation once the mercury begins to dip below freezing.

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1859: Niagara Falls during the winter as seen from Goat Island. Luna Island stands in the middle of the cascade, known as the American or Rainbow Falls, and Prospect Point can be seen in the background.

 

But there seems to be some renewed interest as of late. January’s sub-zero temperatures were apparently enough to freeze parts of the Falls, making for pretty photos and renewed interest among potential tourists, according to the Toronto Sun.

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Niagara Falls taken over by freezing weather during the winter of 1936. The temperatures were exceptional cold, enough to stop the torrential falls seen near Lewiston, N.Y. The pressure of the ice demolished some nearby cabins. (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)

 

While certainly cold, the temperatures weren’t low enough to encase all three waterfalls in ice, NBC reports.

Nevertheless, the attention has pushed the Niagara region into the spotlight — which, conveniently, is in the middle of a lights festival featuring 125 animated lighting displays and three million tree and ground lights, according to the Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Light’s website.

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A panoramic view of the frozen Niagara Falls by the Canada-U.S. border.(Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)

 

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CIRCA 1903: A lone adventurer stand on an ice dome beneath the frozen Niagara Falls. (Photo by Buyenlarge/Getty Images)

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UNITED STATES – CIRCA 1936: Niagara Falls frozen during the winter of 1936 (Photo by Imagno/Getty Images)

 

And here’s a more recent photo for comparison:
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ONTARIO, CANADA – JANUARY 9: A view of the Niagara Falls frozen over due to the extreme cold weather, Ontario, Canada, January 9, 2014. The Polar Vortex brought record cold temperatures to United States and Canada. (Photo by Seyit Aydogan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Originally posted 2014-01-12 19:34:29. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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