The Niagara Falls are the most powerful waterfalls in North America. They are located on the Niagara River which drains Lake Erie into Lake Ontario and forms the international border between Ontario, Canada and the state of New York.
I grew up within an hour’s drive of the Falls, and had the opportunity to see them numerous times from a variety of vantages such as Goat Island at the very lip of the Falls, the Maid of the Mist boats at the base of the Falls, and from the cockpit of a light airplane while taking family and friends up for rides.
The Niagara Falls are well-known for both their beauty and as source of hydroelectric power. Visitors from around the world come to see the Falls during the summer months enjoying the spectacle both during the daytime and after dark when they are illuminated by colored floodlights. The Lewiston and Robert Moses hydroelectric power plants downstream of the Falls supply electricity to nearby parts of Canada and the United States.
One of the photos captures a view of the American and Bridal Veil Falls in the foreground, and the Horseshoe or Canadian Falls in the background. The other photo depicts the Horseshoe Falls from the deck of the Maid of the Mist.