Maid of the Mist Letter of Support

Hon. Thomas P. DiNapoli
Office of the State Comptroller
110 State Street
Albany, NY  12236

Dear Comptroller DiNapoli,

Since its maiden voyage in 1846, the Maid of the Mist has provided tourists from around the world with an unparalleled, exhilarating view of Niagara Falls.  Last December, Governor Andrew Cuomo joined the owners the Maid of the Mist, the family of James V. Glynn, to sign an agreement for construction of a drydock on the New York side of the Falls that will allow this iconic attraction to continue for years to come.

As you may know, there is a legal challenge to the agreement.  We reject claims that the deal was improper – such claims are being made by an entity that does not and would not have a similar commitment to the well- being of Western New York.

The Maid of the Mist is one of the oldest tourist attractions in North America, one of the oldest in Western New York and is a lynch-pin in the all-important local tourism industry.  Locally owned, the Maid of the Mist provides local jobs and has a significant impact on the operations of many businesses in and around Niagara Falls. 

We, the undersigned, are in full support of Governor Cuomo and the Maid of the Mist Corp., and ask that you join us in ensuring the continuity of service that is vital to the economy of Niagara Falls, Western New York and New York State. 

Sincerely,


Father Joseph L. LeVesque
President
Niagara University

 


Andrew J. Rudnick
President & CEO
Buffalo Niagara Partnership


Paul A.  Dyster
Mayor
Niagara Falls


John  Percy
President
Niagara Tourism & Convention Corporation

 
Deanna Alterio Brennen
President & CEO
Niagara USA Chamber


Ryan P. Coates
General Manager
Conference & Event Center
Niagara Falls

 
Colleen DiPierro
President & CEO
Amherst Chamber of Commerce

 

Christopher Stoianoff
Neighborhood Coordinator Downtown Niagara Falls Business Association

 


Robert Emerson
Executive Director
Old Fort Niagara

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