New company to run Niagara Falls boat tours

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A new company will take over passenger boat tours on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, replacing the operator of the "Maid of the Mist" boats that have carried millions of tourists under the powerful falls for more than a century, officials said on Wednesday.

The Niagara Parks Commission said it named Hornblower, Canada, Co., a subsidiary of San Francisco-based Hornblower Cruises & Events, to run boats on the Canadian side of the falls under a 30-year contract.

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