Excerpt from Illustrated Guide to Toronto by Way of Niagara Falls: With Indexed Map of the City, Showing Street Car Lines
For centuries the Falls of Niagara have commanded the attention and admiration of the world, but never to a greater degree than at the present time. When the spindles of industry crowded close up to their magnificent beauty, mankind worshipped their sublimity and saw in them grandeur that demanded protection from the inroads of enterprise and speculative capital. The Niagara Falls of to-day is the Temple of Nature, and the fact that the Governments of two countries, United States and Canada, have seen fit to assume the great responsibility of taking charge of the lands about Niagara Falls to preserve their beauty and restore the locality to a primeval state, where mankind can roam free for all time, is designed to make this paradise still more beautiful and attractive.
Travellers from all countries and all climes visit them and bow in admiration, freely accepting them as one of the grandest works of nature and of God's handiwork.
Prospect Point is where the best View of the American Falls can be had and enjoyed; also on the rocks at the foot of the inclined railway in Prospect Park, looking at the downpour Of water, you marvel at the greatness and beauty of the mighty ﬂood. Still another impressive view can be had from a pretty look-out point on Goat. Island, which takes in all the beauty and grace of Luna Island and the upper steel arch bridge and stretches far down the Gorge nearly to the Whirlpool Rapids. The Horseshoe or Canadian Falls can be seen to advantage from the deck of the steamer Maid of the Mist. It is said that fully ten times as much water passes over the Horseshoe fall as over the American fall, and this fact is recognized when the Horseshoe is viewed from below.
Terrapin Point on Goat Island is still another spot where the Horseshoe fall shows its majesty and 'power.
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