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wakeme2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:26 PM
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Now this is cold from 1911 :)


THIS PICTURE WAS TAKEN WHEN NIAGARA FALLS WAS COMPLETELY FROZEN IN THE YEAR 1911.
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:28 PM
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1. cool
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SmokingJacket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:29 PM
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2. I **still* wouldn't walk on it!
Yipes! Were those people nuts??
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NotGivingUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:41 PM
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7. ha! that was my first thought, too. no way would i walk on it!
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:32 PM
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3. Here's when it was turned off in 1969.
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smirkymonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:36 PM
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5. What happened there?
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:45 PM
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10. They redirected the river to the Canadian side of Goat Island
... to shore up the edge of the falls on the American side. (Erosion.) The American channel was dewatered from June 12 to November 15.
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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:59 PM
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14. That looks like the repairs are being done on the Canadian side...
..during that photo.

Doesn't it?

Dom
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 08:58 PM
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16. Not to me.
Edited on Thu Aug-03-06 09:02 PM by TahitiNut
That photo is taken from the west-northwest (in Canada), facing east-southeast. The American side of the Niagara River is to the left and Goat Island is on the right in the photo. The Canadian Falls and the Canadian side aren't visible (except in the distant top).

The photo below shows the layout of the area. (That's Goat Island in the center.) The flow of the river is from right, to left, to top ... and under the Rainbow bridge.



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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:22 PM
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18. I see what you mean now. It had me turned around. Thanks n/t
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SmokingJacket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:43 PM
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9. Freaky.
I bet there was a lot of neat stuff down among the rocks.
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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:55 PM
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13. I seen it in '69. Only the Canadian side was dammed and...
...diverted to the American side while the Canadian side was being repaired to ease the erosion problem.

It was still a lot of water.

Made me have to pee real bad. I remember that. The power of suggestion I guess?

Don
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smirkymonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:36 PM
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4. I wonder what the temperature was - that's amazing.
Why do I get the feeling we are going to get an extreme winter this year?
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Junkdrawer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:40 PM
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6. I think some water is still flowing over the falls...
The old B&W make it look like total icicles, but I think it's not.
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Junkdrawer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 08:06 PM
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15. OK: "The American Falls have frozen over on six occasions..."
"The American Falls have frozen over on six occasions since the keeping of records began. Each were attributed to ice jams that have actually curtailed the flow of the American Falls to mere trickles."

"Unlike the Horseshoe Falls (which has never frozen over), the American Falls are susceptible to freezing because of the small amount of water flow."

"The installation of the ice boom at the mouth of Lake Erie, the building of the International water control dam (which regulates water flow) and milder winters have all but eliminated the possibility of the American Falls ever completely freezing over in modern times."

"The American Falls water flow was reduced to such an extent in 1909, 1936, 1938 and 1949 that it froze over."

"The American Falls today receives only 10% of the total water flow. In the early 1900's that flow was much less, perhaps only 5%."


http://www.photoshoptechniques.com/forum/showthread.php...
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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:43 PM
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8. Man, thats colder than a mother in-laws love. Ain't it? n/t
Edited on Thu Aug-03-06 07:43 PM by NNN0LHI
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wakeme2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:45 PM
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11. colder than a mother in-laws love
:rofl:


:)
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SmokingJacket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:47 PM
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12. This was bad, too:
Edited on Thu Aug-03-06 07:47 PM by SmokingJacket


Blizzard of '77! (that's from near the Buffalo airport)
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:11 PM
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17. I remember that. I lived in Rochester, NY, then. (Brrrr!)
We (ex-wife and I) used to travel (during the Christmas holidays) to either Detroit (through Buffalo/Niagara) or Ohio (along the Erie south shore) and were occasionally stopped by the snow/ice and overnighted in some motel along the way. MISERABLE driving! Miserable.
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SmokingJacket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:35 PM
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19. Yep. In those days, you just expected to get stuck a few times a year.
Sliding into a ditch was pretty normal stuff, too.

I walked to school the first morning after the blizzard, drifts up higher than my head. I was about half way there before someone shouted from their unshoveled driveway, "What are you thinking, kid? School's closed!"

:party:
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:00 PM
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20. In Rottenchester, the worse winter was '82
We got DUMPED on by Lake ("effect") Ontario. I'm 6'2" and I had a hard time, after several snowfalls, throwing the snow high enough to get it off the driveway. That winter, many a weekday morning was (1) get up, (2) dress warm, (3) go out and shovel snow, (4) come in and eat, (5) shower, shave, and get dressed for work (6) dress warm, (7) start the car, (8) shovel 1"+ more snow, (9) try to get out of the driveway, and (10) drive 25mph to work. It'd take 2 hours or more.

In 1983, I moved to California and used my show shovel for a dust pan when I swept the garage or walkway.

For two months during the winter of '82, I couldn't see the fence around my property because the snow was deeper than it was high.

That was enough for a lifetime. (Yechhh!) ((Now I have to live in Michigan, again.)) (((Yechhh!)))
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:11 PM
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22. come back to California when you can
You can crash at my pad until you find a place :hug:

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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:17 PM
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23. Can I adopt your dad as the brother I never had?
You're an angel, m'lady ... soooo much of an example of why I love it there! :hug:
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Cobalt-60 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:06 PM
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21. Frosteh!
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