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Taking a Detour to Feel the Spray at Niagara Falls

On a recent work trip to Fredonia, New York, my co-worker and homeboy Joon and I had this huge block of time to kill before presenting to the students at SUNY-Fredonia. Seeing that we were only a couple of hours away, we took off in the morning for Niagara Falls.

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls

My homeboy Joon Park as we approach the bottom where the waters of Niagara come crashing down.

Niagara Falls is more than just a waterfall though. It’s a power generator. The amount of electricity the power plants at Niagara Falls have the capacity to output is close to 4.9 million kilowatts. That’s enough to power 3.8 millions homes.

The first hydro-electric power plant at Niagara Falls was developed by Nikola Tesla, the first hydro-electric power plant in the world. To honor this engineering and scientific feat, there’s a monument on Goat Island dedicated to the mastermind of electricity.

Nikola Tesla Monument on Goat Island.

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