Saturday, 11 July 2009

Eugenia Falls

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The falls, at 30 meters high, are located in the Eugenia Falls Conservation Area of 23 hectares along the Niagara Escarpment. They were discovered in 1852 as a result of a ‘Fools Gold’ rush.

The name for the falls had been suggested by ex-soldiers of the French Army (Crimean War) after Princess Eugenie, wife of Napoleon III.

For more information about the falls and the gorge go here.


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Source: Grey Sauble Conservation Authority

Photo Credits: [1][2]-Calypso Orchid CC=nc-nd-flickr.

13 comments:

laughingwolf said...

rats... spent the first 20+ years of my life in the niagara area and never heard of this place, barbara... and yes, i did get out a lot in those days....

Teresa said...

This is a gorgeous waterfall, Barbara. I wish I were there right now!

Barbara Martin said...

Tony, it might have been because these falls were once part of an Ontario Hydro project, and then they moved to another location. The falls do not have the amount of water they should due to relocation of part of the Beaver River. Spring is the best time to see them in their glory.

Teresa, if you were anywhere in Ontario it would be much cooler than California. For some reason the summer weather here has remained cool for the season.

Margaret Cloud said...

I went to the site and read about the fall, how very interesting. I like your pictures, thank you for coming by. Have a nice weekend.

Rick said...

Was the Fool's Gold rush because someone found a small amount of gold and thought there was much more to be mined, or a case of iron pyrite mistaken identity?

Maithri said...

How beautiful!!

Theres something so peaceful about waterfalls, they have always resonated deeply with me,

Peace and love, Maithri

Cloudia said...

Just lovely, Barbara
Aloha from da island-

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Rajesh said...

The water falls is very beautiful. Loved the history.

Charles Gramlich said...

I wonder if Lana knows of this. She lived in the Niagara region a long time. beautiful.

Barbara Martin said...

Margaret, there are many places near where we live that have interesting tales.

Rick, it was the iron pyrite.

Maithri, welcome and thanks for stopping by. Waterfalls have the same effect on me.

Barbara Martin said...

Cloudia, the waterfalls where you are have beautiful tropical flowers.

Rajesh, thank you.

Charles, this part of the Niagara Escarpment is some distance from the Niagara Falls region. The Niagara Escarpment swings from south of Buffalo, New York up through the Bruce Pennisula, Manitoulin Islands and swings north west and south over the top edge of Lake Michigan.

Mitr - Friend said...

Beautiful place.... Beautiful photos... Loving this.. :)

Do drop into my blog when time permits.

http://flutteringandwandering.blogspot.com/

Barbara Martin said...

Mitr, thanks for stopping by and commenting.