Grandma's Postcards
5102.  Niagara River and Goat Island Bridge
After descending over the Upper Rapids the waters of the Niagara River calm down to a more quiet course.  Goat Island --whereto a beautifully constructed bridge gives easy access from Prospect Park --divides the water masses into two separate streams for a short course, only to reunite in a tumultuous whirl as the waters of the American Falls and those of the Horseshoe Falls join into one forceful torrent racing through the Great Niagara Gorge on towards Lake Ontario --the entire course presenting a spectacle of unparalleled grandeur.