Maid of Mist Boats Settle Into New Winter Home

Author: Lou Michel [The Buffalo News]

NIAGARA FALLS – Maid of the Mist VII, topping the scales at 125 tons, was safely hoisted from the Lower Niagara River this morning and dry-docked at its new home on the American side of the river.

The carefully orchestrated lift took about 40 minutes from start to finish. A second boat, Maid of the Mist VI, was scheduled to be dry-docked later today.

While this work will be done in a single day, more than 10 months of nearly around-the-clock construction work went into the effort to convert the rooms of the former Schoellkopf Power Station into a suitable site for the boats. 

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