I love the first paragraph,.everyone will tell you they loved the ride,but essentially truth be known they'd have to be nuts & nervous until the ride got back into calmer waters........hahahahahahaha
The Lachine Accident
May 18, 1873, Wednesday
Every tourist who has visited Canada has shot the Lachine Rapids and pretended afterward that he greatly enjoyed it. In point of fact, unless he was totally devoid of nerves he was wretchedly uncomfortable until he had safeiy reached smooth water. That the trip is an exceedingly dangerous one is susceptible of easy demonstration.
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have fun and remember verdun