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Photos: Maid of the Mist opens for the season

Photos: Maid of the Mist opens for the season

From the A collection of visual stories from Western New York: 2021 series

The Maid of the Mist opens for another season of giving tourists a close-up view below Niagara Falls in its new fleet of all-electric boats.

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I have a front row seat to life in the Queen City. I enjoy exploring our community, sharing unique views, documenting history and bringing stories to life. 1999 News intern. 2000 Boston University graduate. FAA licensed drone pilot.

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