Maid of the Mist tour boats are going green
The Maid of the Mist boats that bring tourists to the base of Niagara Falls will be battery-powered soon.
The company says it will launch two zero-emission passenger vessels during the coming tourist season. The boats will be powered by high-capacity battery packs.
The catamaran-style boats will be completely eco-friendly and feature a wider stance, resulting in a smooth, quiet ride, free of engine noise or exhaust fumes.
The new vessels are expected to go into service in mid-September and replace the existing diesel-engine vessels that will operate on the lower Niagara River until then.
The two new zero-emission ships are currently under construction by Burger Boat Company in Manitowoc, Wis.
The batteries will be recharged for seven minutes after each trip.
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