Maid of the Mist set to get two electric powered boats

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Two brand new Maid of the Mist vessels will be heading to Niagara Falls, and it will not only give visitors that thrilling Niagara Falls experience, but it will be environmentally friendly as well.

The new Maid of the Mist vessels will produce zero emissions and operate on lithium-ion battery power. They’ll be the first all-electric passenger vessels in North America.

“Guests will experience Niagara Falls undisturbed by engine noise vibration or exhaust fumes, batteries will recharge for seven minutes after each trip to 80 percent capacity allowing for maximum efficiency and battery life,” said Maid of the Mist president Christopher Glynn.

The iconic  Maid of the Mist first hit the waters in 1846 as a  coal-powered steamboat ferry. The current vessels, Maid of the Mist 6 and  7 were built in the 1990s and will be removed from service once the new ones are complete in September.

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