"The Scheme for Saving Life at Niagara" - The Graphic, 1898
The article called "The Scheme for Saving Life at Niagara: A Life Saver at Niagara" discusses the number of "fatal accidents at Niagara Falls of late". It mentions the number of boats that become caught in the rapids and eventually end up over the falls. The proposed solution to the problem involves both New York State and the Ontario Government "stretching across the river a light iron cable at a point just below the line of navigation and just above the head of Goat Island, where the waters part. It is proposed to secure the cable just above the water by a number of buoys, and the supply the whole length with incandescent electric lights to mark its course at night".