Cataracts Does The Habitual Tourist Visit At Which The Waters Fail
But at Niagara the waters never fail.
There it thunders over
its ledge in a volume that never ceases and is never diminished - as
it has done from times previous to the life of man, and as it will
do till tens of thousands of years shall see the rocky bed of the
river worn away back to the upper lake.
This stream divides Canada from the States - the western or
farthermost bank belonging to the British Crown, and the eastern or
nearer bank being in the State of New York. In visiting Niagara,
it always becomes a question on which side the visitor shall take
up his quarters. On the Canada side there is no town; but there is
a large hotel beautifully placed immediately opposite to the falls
and this is generally thought to be the best locality for tourists.
In the State of New York is the town called Niagara Falls; and here
there are two large hotels, which, as to their immediate site, are
not so well placed as that in Canada. I first visited Niagara some
three years since. I stayed then at the Clifton House, on the
Canada side, and have since sworn by that position. But the
Clifton House was closed for the season when I was last there, and
on that account we went to the Cataract House, in the town on the
other side. I now think that I should set up my staff on the
American side, if I went again.
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