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Next Gen Maid of the Mist boats get names in Niagara Falls

New boats named after Falls pioneers
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Posted at 2:43 PM, Mar 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-10 14:43:02-04

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) — Maid of the Mist Chairman & CEO James V. Glynn, and energy pioneer Nikola Tesla will be honored when their names are placed on the sterns of the two new Maid of the Mist boats this year.

The two new catamaran style boats are all-electric, and zero-emission vessels.

Glynn began his career with the Maid of the Mist as a ticket seller in the 1950s.

He was general manager when he purchased the attraction in 1971 from Frank LeBlond.

Nikola Tesla is the genius inventor whose lifelong dream had been to harness the energy of Niagara Falls. Tesla and George Westinghouse created the world's first hydroelectric power plant at Niagara Falls.

Christening of the new vessels will be announced at a later date.