The Niagara River extends between Lakes Erie and Ontario, having a descent of 326 feet throughout the course of 36 miles. The Falls, preceded and succeeded by rapids, are the largest in the world. The Canadian or Horseshoe Fall, is 6240 feet wide, with a descent of 158 feet, and the American Fall is one-third the width of the Canadian, with a descent of over 162 feet. Some wonderful effects are obtained in this film which gives extraordinarily beautiful views of the clouds of spray and of the sun shining through the mist, giving rainbow effects. We see the Clifton House Hotel on the Canadian side; the Canadian-American Bridge and the famous steamer, "Maid of the Mist," going towards the base of the Falls, just above the Cave of the Winds; below the American Falls, a rising panorama; the view from Goat Island, a rainbow effect is clearly discernible here; the Horseshoe Falls; the American Falls, close view; same from below. Crossing the rapids by the bridge of Sister Island; the bend ...
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