Monday, July 28, 2014

60th Anniversary of Prospect Point Collapse at Niagara Falls

As it was covered in the Lorain Journal on July 29, 1954
I almost forgot – today is the 60th anniversary of the collapse of part of the American Falls at Niagara Falls. It was on this day on July 28, 1954 that a huge chunk of Prospect Point broke off the rim of the American Falls and tumbled down to the base of the Falls.

Niagara Falls has been a favorite topic on this blog (here, here and here, among others posts), due to the numerous times my family vacationed there beginning in the early 1960s and continuing to this day.

Only one person – Mr. Frank O. Seed – managed to get a picture of the event as it was happening. At left is one of his series of shots covering the collapse, which changed the view of Prospect Point forever.

You can read all about it here on the excellent Right in Niagara blog, which includes some other interesting events in the history of Niagara Falls.

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