Deep in the Falls-Maid of the mist
James V. Glynn is director and CEO of Maid of the Mist Corp. Established in 1846, the Maid of the Mist works two, 600-traveler journey water crafts in Niagara Falls, N.Y., and is one of the most seasoned vacation destinations in North America. Glynn joined Maid of the Mist in 1950 as a ticket dealer and bought the organization in 1971. Under his authority, Maid of the Mist extended operations, accomplishing ten times development.
Under Glynn’s authority, the Maid of the Mist has given Mt. St. Mary’s Hospital in Lewiston, the monetary assets to buy traveler vans, worked by volunteers, and used to transport patients to-and-from doctor arrangements, analytic tests, recovery and the sky is the limit from there, permitting the healing facility to serve many individuals, sparing them critical transportation costs. CARExpress, a similar service at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, is additionally financed by Glynn, giving a minimal effort, way to-entryway transportation administration to wandering occupants of Niagara Falls and Wheatfield. In 2013, CARExpress vans transported more than 5,000 inhabitants to their arrangements.
The first Maid of the Mist was built at a spot close to Niagara Falls on the American side of the border. The ship welled until 1848 when the opening of a suspension bridge between the United States and Canada cut into the ship activity. It was then that the proprietors chose to make the adventure a touring trip, plotting a voyage nearer to the Falls.
The Maid of the Mist vessels cruises directly into the bowl of the 170ft high Horseshoe Falls where travelers hear the stunning roar of gallons of water over the falls and the splash douse everyone on board. The main Maid of the Mist visit vessel began taking tourists up near the falls in 1848, however the present day armada was dispatched in 1955-56 with two water crafts that could convey 101 travelers each.
Today Maid of the Mist VI and VII convey up to 600 passengers each as they “investigate the thunder” from May through October every year. Costs are $16.50 per grown-up, $10.10 for kids aged 6-12 and those who are younger than that ride for free. Guests who have additional time and need to test everything can buy a Niagara Falls Adventure Pass which incorporates The Maid of the Mist, Journey Behind the Falls, the White Water Walk, and Niagara’s Fury (a 4D motion picture).