October 3rd 2014

 

 

 

www.niagarafrontier.com 

 

 

 

..........SHARING NIAGARA FALLS WITH THE WORLD..........

 

 

 

Scow following October 31st 2019 wind storm


The remnants of the Scow following October 31st 2019 wind storm


 

 

 

 NIAGARA FALLS THUNDER ALLEY NAVIGATOR


INFORMATION INDEX


 


HISTORICAL ARCHIVE

 


PICTURES & SLIDESHOWS

 

SITE MAP

 

 

 

Date last updated: November 07, 2019

 

 

A Summer of Love at Niagara Falls - Selfie

Summer Love at Niagara Falls
SELFIE

 

 

 

Hornblower at Horseshoe Falls

Horseshoe Falls

 

Journey Behind The Falls (Horseshoe Falls)

Journey Behind the Falls Niagara Parks

 

 

2019
ATTRACTION PRICES

Attraction Prices

Tourists can plan their visit to
Niagara Falls
in advance for
best value

 

 

 


OPINION

 

 

Queen Victoria Place Restaurant

Queen Victoria Restaurant
Niagara Parks

 


Terrapin Point - Niagara Falls State Park

Terrapin Point
Horseshoe Falls
 

Welcome to Thunder Alley, a comprehensive web site about Niagara Falls.

dedicated to education, history & tourism

a history & pictorial
 

The Niagara Frontier has a remarkably rich heritage of International and natural history that has forever shaped our lives and future in peace and harmony.
 

Experience and learn about the best of the sights, sounds, attractions and accommodations that Niagara Falls has to offer.   

Did you ever wonder how old is Niagara Falls? How big is Niagara Falls? or how tall is Niagara Falls?

View the beautiful sights of nature's own masterpiece carved into the landscape by wind, ice and water over 12,000 years along the 7 miles (11 kilometers) of the Niagara River Gorge.

Hear the incessant roaring Thunder of Niagara and experience the awesome sights and feelings as 100,000 cubic feet of water per second rush over the edge of the Falls as waters from the Upper Great Lakes Basin empties over the 170 foot high precipice.

Visit Ontario's Niagara Parks and New York State's Reservation Park at Niagara Falls. See the Horseshoe Falls , the American Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls. Walk amongst one of the finest and oldest parks in the world. Enjoy the balance of nature which has been preserved, protected and maintained by Canadians and Americans peacefully sharing the beauty and grandeur of the Falls of Niagara with International flavour. It is truly one of the most beautiful parklands in North America.

Niagara Falls is a treasure of natural and man made jewels that must be seen. Visit the many exciting and daring sites and attractions which highlight & compliment the very best Niagara Falls has to offer. These amazing sights and sounds can only be fully appreciated in person.

Aside from the natural wonder of the Falls themselves - the twin Cities of Niagara Falls boasts a large array of attractions for all ages.  Visitors can enjoy the many museums, amusement parks, gardens and parklands.  As well as learn about the various daredevils that have braved the challenge.  Or, for those that feel lucky - Niagara Falls is home to three Casinos.

 

Thunder Alley provides up-to-date information on  directions, parking, attractions, bridges and hydroelectric power.

 

For International visitors, learn about the Customs Regulations that visitors should know about entering or exiting the Canadian/USA border.

Whether planning a vacation, a honeymoon, or interested in learning about the history & facts of the Falls of Niagara, find all this information here at your finger tips.

All this and much more is just a click away.

Begin your journey now by clicking on any of the subjects listed in the navigator above and/or the attractions highlighted below.

If you can not find the information you are seeking or require additional information,  Email inquiries are encouraged. (see below)

The contents of this site, including all photographs, images and text are for personal, educational or public/government non-commercial purposes only.

Please refer to the copyright  for more  information
 
Links to this web site are welcome
 

  Illumination Building

 Illumination Lights Building

Illumination Building

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

 


 Niagara Falls Web Cams

Niagara Falls Earth Cam

 Lake Erie Ice Boom

 


 


 

Partially Frozen Bridal veil Falls

Night Illumination of American Falls

Illumination of American Falls

 

 


 


 

 



 



 


 


 

ACTUAL RATES OF EROSION

HORSESHOE FALLS

 
   
DURATION RECESSION RATE SOURCE
1842-1875 1.2-1.3 metres per year
3.9-4.2 feet per year
Gilbert, 1907
International Joint Commission, 1953
1875-1905 1.3-2.0 metres per year
4.2-6.5 feet per year
Gilbert, 1907
International Joint Commission, 1953
1905-1927 0.98 metres per year
3.2 feet per year
International Joint Commission, 1953
1927-1950 0.67 metres per year
2.19 feet per year
International Joint Commission, 1953
1950-2000 0.1 metres per year
0.32 feet per year
Tinkler, 1993,1994
Modern Era 0.1 metres per year
0.32 feet per year
Tinkler, 1993,1994
AMERICAN FALLS  
   
500 y-1905 0.098 metres per year
0.32 feet per year
Gilbert, 1907
Modern Era 0.01 metres per year
0.032 feet per year
Tinkler, 1993,1994
 

The decrease in the recession rate of the Horseshoe Falls is related to the reduction of the river discharge over the Falls because of water diversion upriver for hydro generation and the increase in the waterfall lip length, whereas that of the American Falls is solely due to the reduction in water flow volume.
 

 

 

 

 

The History of the Stranded Scow - 100th Anniversary

 


 

Remembering the Workmen - Queenston - Chippawa Power Project


 

The Illumination of Niagara Falls
 

 

Breaking Ice - A History of Ice Breaking on the Niagara River

 

 

 

 

Yesterday at Niagara Falls - Stories from the past
 

 

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If you have any questions of a current or historical nature about the
Niagara Falls area, have any suggestions, corrections or to report broken links please feel free to e-mail Rick at
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An attempt is made to answer all emails. Depending on the degree of difficulty and/or time constraints, some responses may be delayed.
Questions of a genealogical nature may not be answered as a result of
 time constraints.

 

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