October 25th will be the final day the Maid of the Mist will be running this year, but it will be back for at least 25 more years. Earlier this month the Niagara Parks Commission extended the lease to the America company for another 25 years. There is controversy around this deal because the offer was not offered to the public in a standard bid process. Apparently some investors would have paid $100 million higher for the lease if they were given the chance.
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