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Aug. 23, 2019 | Friday
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Exploring photos with Jim Smith: The 'swimming saucer'
The Swimming Saucer. (Jim Smith/Special)

The “swimming saucer” was built at Niagara Falls in 1955 by William Fehr. The picture shows it moored in the slip at the Niagara Marina. After motoring to the beach at the foot of King Street, kids would pay 10  cents to have a ride on it. The boat would then go out in the lake where they would hold onto ropes that were fastened from the round sides. Now the saucer would spin faster and faster with the kids holding onto the ropes. At some speed they would let go of the rope and fly off into the water.

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