The Maid of the Mist is going green. The U.S. company which has been navigating the water of the lower Niagara River for the past 134 years has announced it plans to launch two battery-powered, zero-emission passenger vehicles later this season. "It makes perfect sense for Maid of the Mist to be a world leader with the implementation of this green technology," said company president Christopher M. Glynn. "The new vessels will carry our guests to the base of Niagara Falls, one of the world’s largest sources of clean hydroelectric power." The zero-emission technology will eliminate engine noise and exhaust fumes and lithium ion batteries will be recharged to 80 per cent capacity at an onshore charging system after each trip. Designed by naval architects and marine engineers with Propulsion Data Services, the 27-metre-long tour boats are under construction in Wisconsin. They will be among the first all-electric passenger vessels in North America. Following launch and certification, the vessels are expected to be in service in mid-September. "For generations, people from all walks of life have been able to get an up-close look at the majesty of Niagara Falls thanks to the historic Maid of the Mist attraction," New […]


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