Camryn F.

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario


The Niagara Ice Bridge Collapse of 1912

I chose to do my project on The Niagara Ice Bridge Collapse of 1912 because it is a tragedy that few people know about. The ice bridge was massive tourist attraction, but it was also very dangerous. When the bridge collapsed in 1912, it took three lives with it. The death toll could have been much higher, but circumstances on the day of the collapse prevented greater loss of life.



What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

I learned that Niagara Falls is even more of a wonder than I originally thought and that it is as destructive as it is beautiful.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

I have learned that even when a situation seems to be safe you should always be cautious. Life will sometimes throw a curve ball at you and you need to be ready for it.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

My life is much easier than theirs was as we now have technology and health care systems that are much more advanced than they were in 1912.