In May, I found lots of books about Niagara Falls on Internet Archive and I’m featuring 14 of them in this post. They are free – easily viewed online with the lines I’ve provided. The books are from a Canadian collection of books (Brock University) and range from 1843 to 1922. There were three from the 1840s – showing that it was a tourist destination early on. (1843, 1845, 1846)
There were already boats going to the base of the fall by the 1850s. (1852)
The last page of a book copyrighted in 1922 included an annotated map of the falls area that had been created in 1893.