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Letter: Maid of the Mist owner being treated shamefully

Maid of the Mist owner being treated shamefully

The world-famous Maid of the Mist Steamboat Co. carries the banner of Niagara Falls around the globe. It has been proudly and locally owned by James Glynn and his extended family for many distinguished years. An important fact is that 30 members of the Glynn clan live and work in Western New York. A charitable and benevolent family whose largess equals their love of family, friends and community, their generosity is unsurpassed.

Many of us feel the animosity toward Glynn and the Maid of the Mist is shameful and regrettable. The Schoellkopf Power Station collapsed in 1956. Was the Niagara Preservation Coalition in existence 57 years ago?

In my view, the New York State Historic Preservation Commission has already been fastidious, forthright and exacting in its preservation outlook.

As the former mayor of the Village of Lewiston who worked in concert with the New York Power Authority and the Historic Preservation Committee, both organizations skillfully and zealously protected our history and traditions.

Reject delays and extremism and accept reason and solid judgment.

Richard F. Soluri