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Old 09-06-2007   #1
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EJ and crew run Niagara Gorge

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Isn't that illegal?

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Old 09-06-2007   #2
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Some footy from the original run back in the 1970s...

Here is the story of Chris Spelius' first descent and the story behind it. Click the video buttons to see the Television coverage footy...

First Kayak Descent of the Niagra River Gorge by Don Weeden

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I thought it was illegal too. They must have gotten special permission, or they snuck in.
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if you haven't read Don's account of his run you should. crazy... made me have to take a dump.
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Old 09-06-2007   #5
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It's illegal to luanch from either river bank to do this run. However, I hear that it is not illegal to launch off a jet boat. I understand the father of one of the participants owns a jetboat outfit on the Niagra. The Niagra run shown in Burning Time 2 appeared to have similar logisitcs. Maybe they even get picked up by the jet boat so that its all above board.

Its a total squirt boat run by the way.
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Best I can tell from THIS they are not launching from jet-boats etc.......Nor did they have special permission or anything either......

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