The National Blog
- Niagara's daring tightrope walkers of the past
- Nik Wallenda will be far from the first to walk across a tightrope at Niagara Falls on June 15, 2012. Archival images depict the death-defying crossings from the late-1800s, when funambulists went as far as crossing with fruit baskets on their feet.
Engineer's drawings of Nik Wallenda's walk across Niagara Falls. Provided by Peter Catchpole, Senior Engineer, Power Engineers Inc.