Rival joins Maid of Mist in Niagara Gorge

Posted: May 19, 2014 at 5:11 a.m.

NIAGARA FALLS, Ontario -- For more than 150 years, the Maid of the Mist tour boats have been alone below Niagara Falls as they've ferried tourists close enough to be drenched by the spray.

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