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    Working on Maid of the Mist one of the ‘coolest’ jobs during extreme heat

    NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WKBW-TV) — Meghan Strassburg might have the coolest job in all of Western New York as a crew member on the Maid of the Mist in her hometown of Niagara Falls. For her, it’s a family tradition as her grandfather, brother, cousins and other family members have all worked for the Maid…

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    ‘It doesn’t get less spectacular’: First female Maid of the Mist captain relishes her journey

    Kaitlynn McHenry looked ahead through the wheelhouse window. Right before she steered the electric Maid of the Mist boat close to the base of the gigantic Horseshoe Falls, she grinned at her fellow boatman, Jim Egloff. “It’s pushy today, Jim,” she said, as the boat bobbed in the tumultuous waters in the Niagara River. Through…

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    Maid of the Mist supports state literacy initiative

    Learning to read is the single most important activity in a child’s education. Studies show that children who read at home are better prepared to succeed in formal education. For the second, consecutive year, Saints Peter & Paul School in Williamsville, N.Y., hosted a weeklong program to encourage childhood literacy. PARP (Pick A Reading Partner)…

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    Eclipse: Maid of the Mist featured on NYC TV

    Maid of the Mist President Christopher M. Glynn was interviewed live on WCBS-TV out of New York City on Apr. 8, 2024, ahead of the solar eclipse in Niagara Falls, N.Y.

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    Local Voices: A Captain’s Story

    The following profile of Maid of the Mist Captain Mike Dennis was originally published by Destination Niagara USA, the official Destination Marketing Organization for Niagara County, including the iconic Niagara Falls.  Maid of the Mist captain Mike Dennis started his career as a deckhand on the storied ship. Find out how he rose to the top…

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    Ready for Launch – 2024 Season Begins Apr. 4

    The iconic all-electric Maid of the Mist, which has been in continuous operation since 1885, sets sail on the 2024 season at 10 a.m., on Thursday, Apr. 4. Tours will depart every 30 minutes, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends. The hours of operation will…

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