the age of fifty (or sixty-three depending on the source), Annie Taylor,
a retired dance instructor from Bay City, was looking for a new career
that would make her rich and famous. Taylor designed a special wooden
beer barrel and rode through Canada's Horseshoe Falls, one mile above
the rapids. The barrel was damaged beyond repair, but Taylor survived.
Calling herself the Queen of Mist, she toured the country with a replica
barrel. Taylor never found the riches she sought. Today her touring
barrel is on display at the Niagara Falls Museum in Niagara Falls,