• "The Scheme for Saving Life at Niagara" - The Graphic, 1898

      1898-04-02
      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".
    • The Seven Travelers at Niagara

      1859-03
      A short story telling of seven travelers to Niagara Falls and sites and sounds they encounter on their journey. The end of the story describes Niagara as "Stupendous as is the actual, the idea involved is even greater. In a mere physical point of view nothing is more magnificent. The water which foams and sparkles at your feet, which mounts to the sky in sheets of foam, or disports itself in rainbows, is a visitant from the far-off Andes. It has floated over that vast inland sea, Superior; past the pictured rocks, where the spirit of the storm, sleeping in the vast caverns beneath, is heard to breathe and gurgle, till the voyager is filled with terror lest he awake and find them shelterless. It has circled the Michigan, heaved the Indian canoe upon the mighty Huron, floated along the Erie, and now it comes thundering down the rapids of Niagara, never to rest till the St. Lawrence conducts it oceanward, there to resume its eternal cycles, and again to pour itself over Niagara."
    • Sketches of Niagara Falls

      1792
      Two sketches of Niagara Falls. The first is captioned "Scene at Niagara 1792" and the second "Scene below the Falls: Niagara 1792".
    • A Triangulation Survey: For a Tunnel at Niagara

      Mitchell, C.H. (1892)
      The article discusses a triangulation survey required to create a tunnel "a mile long and pass under the heart of the city, a triangulation survey for it must needs be made, of a sufficiently accurate character as to enable the centre lines to be located and produced from each of the three shafts. In a paper of this kind, it is not intended to describe in detail this proposed tunnel; the preliminary survey being the object. A few points, however, must be introduced, so as to convey a general idea of the nature of the work."
    • Turning The First Sod for the Municipal Power Line

      1908-11-28
      A clipping of the turning of the sod ceremony for the laying of the first municipal power line in Toronto. Included are photographs of Mr. J.H. Fryer of Galt, Mayor Oliver of Toronto, Sir James Whitney, and Hon. Adam Beck.
    • Water-Power in the East

      Laut, Agnes C. (1909)
      The article discusses "The Real Meaning of Conservation", "The Situation in New York", "Too Much Water and Too Little". The author mentions that "Conservation of water-power as it exists in actual practise does not mean the locking up of water-power against the public. It means the throwing open of that power to full development - dry season as well as rainy, not just a tenth of the possible power, but ten-tenths of the possible power; not just to the profit of one per cent of the population or two or three units of capital, but to the profit of every living soul in the State where that water-power exists. Conservation is not demanding that water-power be conserved in the West for the East, but that water-power be conserved in the West for the West, and in the East for the East."
    • Who Owns the Earth and How Did They Get it?

      Hyde, Henry M. (1909-02)
      The author mentions the issues associated with using hydroelectric power in Niagara Falls and discusses the issues that may arise based on past experiences, "To the myopic and indifferent public the idea of a few men getting control of the water supply and of drawing vast wealth from that control will sound like the foolish wail of a crack-brained sensationalist; it will arouse only a fatuous smile of ignorant contempt. But the readers of this magazine have heard of the turbine water-wheel; they know what is meant by the long distance transmission of electric power; they are able to realize what it means to hand over forever, as a free gift to a little coterie of men, the absolute control of the incalculable power developed by the rivers and streams of the United States. And - pray God- once they do understand the situation, they will not smile, but smite. The Congress of the United States and the legislatures of the various states are the danger points which must be constantly watched if the people are to be saved from spoliation."