On June 15, 2012

On June 15, 2012 (HM17XM)

Location: Niagara Falls, ON 66767 Niagara Regional Municipality
Country: Canada
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N 43° 4.778', W 79° 4.718'

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On June 15, 2012, the world watched as professional tightrope walker Nik Wallenda crossed the Niagara Gorge on a wire. Table Rock complex marked the Canadian end point for this high wire walk, which began at Terrapin Point, directly across the Gorge at the Niagara Falls State Park, in New York.

The Niagara Parks Commission granted one-time permission for this event in order to recognize the role that daredevil performances and stunting have played in the rich history and promotion of Niagara Falls. Under the motion approved by the Commission, examination of a proposal submitted by a stunting professional will be considered no more than once in a generation, or approximately every 20 years, as a way to pay tribute to the history of stunting.

The establishment of the Niagara Parks Commission and the focus on the natural wonder of the Falls, has been a catalyst for the growth of Niagara Falls as a global tourism destination.
HM NumberHM17XM
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Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 3:19am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 656407 N 4771449
Decimal Degrees43.07963333, -79.07863333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 4.778', W 79° 4.718'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 4' 46.68" N, 79° 4' 43.08" W
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Area Code(s)913
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6650 Niagara Pkwy, Niagara Falls ON 66767, CA
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