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Company to continue Niagara Falls boat tours

The boats of the Maid of the Mist, which have been operating tours of Niagara Falls since the 1840s, was threatened with closing, but will now continue to ply the waters of the Niagara Gorge under an agreement announced on Tuesday by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.

The Maid of the Mist Corporation would have been hard-pressed to continue without the deal since there is currently no place on the New York side of the river to store boats, and the relatively calm waters where the tours swing close to the majestic waterfalls are constrained by steep cliffs, rough rapids and the falls themselves.

Company president Christopher M. Glynn said the deal would “allow us to continue these unparalleled boat tours in the years ahead.”

Click here for the full report by the New York Times.