The History of Power Development in Niagara

In 1759, Daniel Joncairs was the first recorded person to have harnessed any type of power in Niagara. He did this by digging a narrow ditch above the falls, on the American side, and from this was able to draw enough water from the river to turn a waterwheel to power a small sawmill. Joncairs did not invent the waterwheel, however before he arrived; the power of Niagara was being used for nothing more than washing.

The Niagara Tunnel Project

2005 – 2013

View all the details and history on the current, and ongoing, power tunnel construction under the City of Niagara Falls, Ontario.