Great Ice Jam Threatens to Destroy
Maids of the Mist
The Maids of the Mist are threatened with destruction by the great ice jam that chokes the Niagara gorge below the falls. The two little steamers that have carried thousands of tourists to the foot of the falls are shown on their wintry ways on the lower river bank on the Canadian side at the Maid of the Mist dock. The ice is slowly, but steadily rising, threatening to crush the staunch little craft like egg shells.
Mr. and Mrs. William Cowie and their baby, who lived in a small house near the Canadian Maid of the Mist dock, were driven from their home early yesterday when ice began grinding the building to fragments. The ice rose so rapidly that Mr. Cowie had to cut a hole in the roof of the building to rescue the family cat, which had been left behind.
Newspaper photograph of two boats encased in ice on the Canadian side at the Maid of the Mist dock.
Undated but probably 1938 when massive ice jam below the Falls wrecked the Honeymoon Bridge and threatened to destroy the two Maid of the Mist steamers. Unknown publication.
Clipping measures 15 x 19.5 cm.