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"Hail! Sovereign of the world of floods! whose majesty and might
First dazzles, then enraptures, then o’erawes the aching sight:
The pomp of kings and emperors, in every clime and zone,
Grows dim beneath the splendour of thy glorious watery throne."
~ To Niagara, J.S. Buckingham, 1838
A colour variation of Canada's 'Maple Leaf' tartan, this tartan tribute captures the landscape and powerful beauty of Niagara Falls, a group of three waterfalls at the southern end of Niagara Gorge, spanning the border between the province of Ontario in Canada and the state of New York in the United States. A favorite destination for today's tourists and mid 20th century honeymooners, the name Niagara is believed to be derived from a branch of the local native Neutral Confederacy, who are described as the Niagagarega people on several late-17th-century French maps! This name may possibly be traced to an Iroquois town called Onguiaahra, meaning "point of land cut in two". Alternatively, in 1847, an Iroquois interpreter stated that the name came from Jaonniaka-re, meaning "noisy point or portage". The roar of the falls can reach up to 96 decibels! 🇨🇦 🌊 🇺🇸