• Harnessing Niagara

      Forbes, George (1895-10)
      The author mentions his role in the engineering work to do with the power companies at Niagara Falls. At the conclusion of the article he mentions, "If required, the power could be sent much more than a hundred miles, and still be more economical than steam, even though coal is cheap there. In countries where power is much wanted, but very costly, the electrical transmission will be successful at distances of many hundreds of miles."
    • How Niagara's Power Will be Utilized

      Sellers, Coleman (1891-09)
      The article discusses the power that can be produced using Niagara Falls. The author mentions "The theoretical value of the water that passes over the crest of this mighty dam has been represented as requiring all the coal that is now being mined in the world daily burned as fuel to make steam sufficient to pump back the same quantity of water. All the industries of American could be operated by this power, if it could be wholly transmitted."
    • How the Power Companies Beautify Niagara

      McFarland, J. Horace (1906-10)
      The article begins by discussing that over a year previously, "the readers of The Ladies' Home Journal were urged to act for Niagara preservation an international way of appealing to President Roosevelt, and to Earl Grey of Canada". The article describes how the public wrote to their government to preserve the beauty of Niagara. They fought to limit the amount of diversion allowed and continue to ask that "all companies, American and Canadian, receiving these valuable permits, to exercise due regard for the scenic grandeur at Niagara's majesty..."
    • Hydro-Electric Enterprise in Canada

      Nunn, Paul C. (1906-03)
      The article includes maps and diagrams and plans of the Ontario Power Company. Some of the maps/diagrams include: Plan of Ontario Power Company's Intake Works, Screen House and Promenade, Section through Gate House, Relative Water Levels, Section through Generating and Distribution Stations, Section through Valve Chamber and Helical Spillway, Section through Generating Station, Section Detail of Horizontal Turbine, Plan of Electrical Works, Section through Transormer Room.
    • Illustration - Brock Memorial Church of St. Saviour, Queenston, Ont.

      Townsend, S.H. (1891)
      An illustration of the Brock memorial Church of St. Saviour, Queenston, Ont.
    • Industrial Niagara/Wind as a Motive Power in the United States

      Abbott Vaughan, Arthur; Waldo, Frank (1895)
      The article discusses the industrialization of the area surrounding the power development. Also mentioned is the process of transmitting the power, "...it is necessary, in order to attain requisite economy, to raise the electrical pressure to 20,000 or even 50,000 volts, and to build the most perfect and substantial transmission lines. This part of the plant is as yet entirely incomplete, though the designs have been prepared with the greatest care and forethought. As the Niagara plant has received the attention of the best engineering talent in the world, and as the work has been prosecuted so slowly and thoroughly that experience is able to rectify errors as they occur, scientific success is assured. So it is the commercial aspect that is at once the most interesting and problematical. To what distance from Niagara can the Cataract Company deliver power, in competition with steam?"
    • The Motive Power of Niagara Falls

      1878
      The brief article discusses the plan to "use the Fall to make compressed air, which is to be the means of transmitting motion to a distance." It also discusses the "practical working of the machinery" in a step by step process.
    • The New Niagara

      Hartt, Rollin Lynde (n.d.)
      The article discusses the building up of the area around Niagara Falls due to the "new era of electricity". The author describes the ways in which they are surrounded by the benefits of electrical power, "This plunging elevator is driven by power from Niagara Falls; the lights in these sunless nooks are lighted by it; you stop in the lobby to pick up a newspaper printed by Niagara electricity; and now you step out in the street, hold up a finger, and halt a buff-colored trolley propelled by the cataract. Such are signs of the times. The power also swings the grating derricks of the shipyard, turns the wheels of gristmills, pumps wheat into a towering granary, moves mighty congeries of machinery, runs sewing-machines, and even bakes hot cross buns in an aforetime-steam bakery. Buffalonians, long accustomed to send up black incense in worship of James Watt, have lately lighted a row of incandescent candles upon an altar dedicated to Edison and Tesla".
    • Niagara

      Mrs. Schuyler Van Rensselaer; Castaigne (pictures), A. (1899)
      The article describes Niagara Falls and the surrounding areas, including: The American Fall in Winter, Suspension Bridge, Niagara River, The Crest of the American Fall, the "Maid of the Mist", Goat Island, Prospect Park, The Horseshoe Falls from the Canadian side.
    • Niagara - Harper's New Monthly Magazine

      1853-08
      A descriptive journey around Niagara Falls. The article includes illustrations of "The Falls from above, on the Canada shore", "The Horseshoe Falls, From near the ferry, Canada shore", "The Tower, From near the ferry, Canada shore", "The Horseshoe Fall, from Bass rock", "The American and Horseshoe Falls, from Prospect Point", "The American Rapids, From the bridge", "The American Falls, from Hog's Back", "Horse-Shoe Fall, From below the Tower", "Entrance to Cave of the Winds", "The Tower, from the Head of the Bridge", "The Hermit's Cascade", "The Suspension Bridge, From the Maid of the Mist", "Bank below the Whirlpool", "The Whirlpool, from the Canada side", "The American Fall by moonlight", "Winter view at Niagara".
    • Niagara - The Scene of Perilous Feats

      Dunlop, Orrin E. (1902)
      An article describing the many "perilous feats" performed at Niagara Falls. Some of the stunts/performers mentioned include: Hazlett and Sarah Allen, Steve Peere, Harry Colcord, Monsier Blondin, Maria Spelterina, Maud Willard, Signor Farine, Rowland McMullen, Signor Balleni, Harry Leslie, John Dixon, Clifford M. Alverley, James E. Hardy, J.F. Jenkins, Captain Joel Robinson, Martha Wagenfuhrer, Matthew Webb, Charles D. Graham, William Potts, W.J. Kendall, Charles A. Percy, Peter Nissen, S.J. Dickson, Robert William Flack, Walter G. Campbell, Mrs. Taylor.
    • Niagara as a Timepiece

      Spencer, J.W. (Appletons' Popular Science Monthly, May 1896, pp.1-20., 1896-05)
      The article discusses the history of Niagara Falls, including the narrative of Hennepin in 1697. Also mentioned are the methods of calculating the age of Niagara Falls, "All attempts at reducing geological time to solar years meet with great difficulties, yet Niagara Falls have been used as a chronometer as frequently as any other natural phenomenon, and indeed Niagara is perhaps the best measurer that we have. Andrew Ellicott (in 1790) divided the length of the gorge by the supposed rate of recession of the falls, and assigned fifty-five thousand years as the age of the cataract. Forty years later Bakewell reduced the time to twelve thousand years, and a few years afterward Lyell's estimate of thirty-six thousand years became popular and remained so until about fifteen years ago. This method of dividing the length of the chasm by the rate of recession was correct as far as it went, but even the rate was not then known."
    • Niagara at the Battle Front

      Showalter, William Joseph (1917)
      The article discusses the harnessing of the Falls for power, but also "the artificial abrasive industry. How much its success means to America cannot be overestimated. Take the grinding machinery out of the automobile factories, remove it from the munition plants, eliminate it from the locomotive works, car foundries, and machine shops of the country and you would paralyze the nation's whole industrial system. And that would have happened ere now had not Niagara's artificial abrasives stepped in to save the day when the war shut out our natural supply of emery and corundum from Asia Minor."
    • Niagara Falls Already Ruined

      Adams, Alton D. (1906)
      The article begins with the statement "Niagara Falls are already ruined!" and goes on to say "it is to be considered that the American Falls are in much more imminent danger than the Canadian. The pipe line, canal, and tunnels that already pierce the cliffs between the upper river and Niagara Gorge, are large enough in themselves to carry twice the amount of water which runs over the American Falls." The following are sections of the article: Quick Action Needed, Question of Revenue, Deepen American Channel, American and Canadian Falls Compared, Proposed Line of New Channel, Dry Niagara, The Burton Resolution.
    • Niagara Falls and Their History

      Gilbert, G.K. (1895-09)
      An article about Niagara Falls, describing the following: The Drainage System, The Two Plains, The River and the Gorge, The Recession of the Cataract, Development of the Laurentian Lakes, The Whirlpool, Time"
    • Niagara Falls, 1852

      1852
      A brief description of the natural beauty of Niagara Falls. The description of the Falls begins to explain waterway system, "The Interior of America north of the source of the Mississippi is an elevated plain, from which flow countless rivers. Those which run eastward, collect themselves in and around Canada in five broad basins, and form the largest lakes of the western Continent: - Lake Superior, Huron, Michigan, Erie and Ontario. They are connected with each other by the descending river, which as it emerges from lake Ontario, [the latter lies about three hundred and fifty feet lower than the former,] is called the Niagara."
    • Niagara River, Gorge and Falls

      Hovey, H.C. (1886-09-11)
      The article discusses Professor Woodward's findings/formula of erosion at the Horseshoe Falls. Later in the article, Dr. Pohlman's views are also discussed.
    • The Over-Song of Niagara

      Logan, J.D. (1907-05-09)
      A song about the strength of the Falls, "Why stand ye, nurslings of Earth, before my gates, Mouthing aloud my glory and my thrall? Are ye alone the playthings of the fates, And only ye o'ershadowed with a pall? Turn from this spectacle of strength unbound-"
    • The Passing of Niagara

      Hartt, Mary B. (1901)
      The article begins by discussing the "green solitude" that existed at the time of Father Hennepin's first views of Niagara Falls. The article then starts to discuss the changes occurring as more power companies are involved, "For since 1886 it has been busily granting to all who asked practically unlimited right to divert the waters of the Niagara River above the Falls. Seven power companies have been organized since that date: The Niagara Falls Power Company, with the right to divert water sufficient to produce two hundred thousand horse-power, or 7,719, 360 gallons per minute, or six per cent of the total amount going over the Falls...And all these amazing privileges the open-handed State has dispensed without exacting so much as a penny in compensation for the enormously valuable franchises. It is no fault of the State Legislature that, for lack of capital or enterprise, some of these companies have allowed their charters to lapse, while others have been bought up by the Niagara Falls Power Company, so that but one company is in actual operation to-day - one, that is, besides the old Hydraulic Power Company, established in 1862, which originally held no grant from the State."
    • Photograph - The Royal Colonial Tour: The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall at Niagara Falls, 1901

      Miller, C.A. (1901-10-13)
      A photograph captioned "The Royal Colonial Tour: The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall at Niagara Falls, October 13." The photograph shows a large group of fifteen individuals standing in front of the rapids of Niagara Falls.