Earlier this week western New York finally broke out of the deep freeze that had frozen the city in single digits with wind chills in the teens below zero.
The world travels to Niagara Falls every year to see the majestic Falls, but there are not many who see the Falls covered in ice and snow.
The Aquarium of Niagara features a variety of seas creatures all of whom have been rescued after various incidents from abandonment to encounters with boats and nets. This pride of the Aquarium is its colony of Humboldt penguins.
Located where the Niagara River and Lake Ontario meet, Fort Niagara was first established in 1726 by the French. At various times in its history, the Fort has been occupied by the French, English, and Americans.
Throughout the summer months the Fort holds several re-enactments of various battles that includes merchants and “residents” who live as the people of the era did, complete with cooking fires, bedrolls, and tents.
The flag in the photos is on display in the museum at the Fort. It was discovered in the attic of the Strange house. The flag is from 1813 and saw battle during the War of 1812.