National Geographic : 1926 Jul
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE Photograph by Ernest Fox WHAT FATHER HENNEPIN SAW The finest panoramic spectacle of Niagara is obtained from Hennepin Point-the first view of the Falls seen and described by a white man, Father Hennepin, in 1678. Here the American Fall (left), Niagara's highest drop, churns its torrent to a roaring mass of whiteness, its precipice face terminating in the fine, small fall between Luna and Goat islands. Beyond it is the tree-crowned face of Goat Island Cliff. The projecting heel of the American side of the Horseshoe Fall hurls its broken, fleecy cataracts from shelf to shelf, then leads the eye to the latter's inner section, obscured in the center by shifting clouds and columns of white spray.