It All Started With a Kite by Robert Giordano

Most of us have heard the story of Homan Walsh, the 15 year old that was able to cross the Niagara River with a kite line in 18 — that started the construction of the first suspension bridge across the Niagara Gorge, but no one seems to know about the engineers that repeated this feat to start construction of the underwater weir in the Upper Niagara River during the 1940


  1. Jim Nunyobiznus says:

    Wow!! I never knew that. Great piece of reporting on a fascinating subject. Guess we fooled Mother Nature (for better or for worse). I can’t imagine what the waterfalls must have looked like before man’s intervention.