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Tour Boat Operator to Invest $32 Million to Keep Iconic Tourist Attraction Afloat

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Michael Saltzman
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December 4, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Securing the Future of the Maid of the Mist Scenic Boat Excursions

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and James Glynn, chairman and CEO of the Maid of the Mist Corp., sign a ceremonial agreement on Dec. 4 for the Maid of the Mist to invest $32 million to make the former Schoellkopf Power Station site suitable for the winter storage and maintenance of its Niagara Falls tour boats.  Standing, from left, are Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster, Gil C. Quiniones, president and CEO of the New York Power Authority, Christopher Glynn, president of the Maid of the Mist, Senator George Maziarz, and Rose Harvey, commissioner, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. The signing ceremony took place at the Niagara Gorge Discovery Center.

Read Governor’s news release: Governor Cuomo Announces Agreement to Save Maid of the Mist from Shutting Down



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