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The Prince of Wales visits Niagara Falls and watches Blondin cross on the high wire

Prince of Wales, 1859, detail
09/15/1860 to 09/17/1860
The Prince of Wales spent three days touring around Niagara Falls in Canada West, staying at Chippewa.  On September 15, he watched as the celebrated French aerialist Blondin crossed the falls on the high wire several times, once with a man on his back, and sailed close to the falls in the Maid of the Mist. He also made a brief visit to the United States side of the falls.  From here, the party went on to Queenstown and Hamilton, Ontario.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Henry James Morgan, The Tour of H.R.H. the Prince of Wales through British America and the United States (Montreal: John Lovell, 1861), 187-188.

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