November 19, 2022

Today in History: Ice Jam on the Niagara

Last Updated on March 29, 2018

Today in History–March 29–the Library of Congress features Niagara Falls. On this day in 1848 an ice dam stopped the Niagara Falls from flowing for more than 24 hours. Learn more about this event and the beauty of this natural wonder by reviewing the Today in History section, then clicking the primary source links below.

Ice Dam at Niagara’s Source from America’s Library

The Low Water at Niagara The New York Herald (New York [N.Y.]), 03 April 1848

Phenomenon at Niagara Falls Baltimore Commercial Journal and Lyford’s Price-Current (Baltimore, Md), 15 April 1848

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  1. I’m looking for an actual newspaper article dated a few days after March 29, 1848 describing the Ice Dam of 1848 that stopped the flow of water over Niagara Falls both in Canada and America. Can anyone help?

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