August 26, 2014
The best thing about being a journalist is that, once in awhile, you get the opportunity to do things, meet people and go to places that wouldn’t be available to the average civilian.
When Mike Fox, owner of Niagara Jet Adventures, asked me to be the first newspaperman to shoot the Niagara River rapids all the way from Youngstown the falls basin, I said yes.
This was an adventure, bona fide and for real. A piece of history in the making.
Of course I had my camera with me, and what follows can serve as a glimpse of the thrill ride that should soon be available to everyone.
Niagara Jet Tour took in whole River: rapids and Falls
The natural splendor of the mighty Niagara River gorge, the chance to get to do something that no newspaperman had done before and the good company of Mike Fox and his partners and crew made for a great day on the water.
The crews we met onboard the Maid of the Mist and the Hornblower Cruises vessels, stuck in the falls basin, were shocked by what we’d managed to do. But it wasn’t really all that much.
Different horses for different courses, they say, and Mike Fox picked his vessel very carefully. Tested out on the waters of the famous “River of No Return” – the Snake River in Idaho – the Niagara Adventure boat made child’s play of the Devil’s Hole rapids and even the notorious Himalayas of the Whirlpool.
Soon, the exciting journey up from Youngstown to the falls will be available to anyone with the price of a ticket. It is truly an adventure not to be missed.
Source: Niagara Falls Reporter