The popular tourist ride along the Niagara River will be operated by an American company out of California.
Hornblower won a 30-year contract from the Niagara Parks Commission (a provincial commission) and replaced the Maid of the Mist, started as a ferry service in the 1840s.
Made of the Mist was owned by an American family but was operated out of Canada, providing Canadian jobs I would assume.
There is a Hornblower Canada CEO, but it’s not clear to me, if it will be operated out of the U.S. or Canada. Does anyone know?
Tours start in both Canada and the U.S. but who takes on the administration duties?
“As you make decisions on continuing the current contract or beginning work with a new company, I want to stress that you make every effort to maintain U.S. jobs and uphold the quality of service,” U.S. Sen. Kristen Gillibrand wrote in a letter to Niagara Parks Commission chair Janice Thomson, the CBC reported.
What about Canadian jobs?
What aren’t Ontario officials writing these same kinds of letters?