Monday, April 17, 2017

N is for the Niagara River

I live in Grand Island, New York. It is in the middle of the Niagara River. It is a river that flows north from Lake Erie To Lake Ontario.
Niagara Gorge in Lewiston, N.Y.
The two largest islands in the Niagara River are Grand Island and Navy Island. Grand Island belongs to the United States, while Navy Island belongs to Canada. Navy Island is uninhabited, and is maintained by Parks Canada as a National Historic Site of Canada. The biggest tributaries of the Niagara River are the Tonawanda Creek and the Welland River.
Sunset, Grand Island, N.Y.
The marsh and the various creeks of Grand Island are also tributaries.These include Woods Creek, Big Six Mile Creek, Little Six Mile Creek, Gun Creek, Spicer Creek, and Burnt Ship Creek.


The golden hour reflected in
the river
The river has a great history. It was the site of the earliest recorded railroad in North America, built by John Montresor in 1764. It had such names as the Cradles and the Old Lewiston Incline. Carts were filled with goods and they were pulled with ropes uphill. The river was also the site of many battles, during the French and Indian War (1754 to 1763), the Revolutionary War (1775 to 1783), and the War of 1812 (1812 to 1815). Later, the Niagara River became a major crossing point for runaway slaves seeking freedom and a new life in Canada.

Winter along the mighty Niagara
Niagara Falls is amazing. It is a series of magnificent waterfalls that can be seen in both the United States and in Canada. The falls include the horseshoe falls, the American falls, and the Bridal Veil Falls.

Today's question: What is the most interesting place in your community and why?

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