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Albion Falls in winter, frozen, but still flowing (near Hamilton). 19 meter vertical drop.

Albion Falls is a 19 m (62 ft) classical/cascade waterfall flowing in Red Hill Valley. Albion Falls was once considered as a possible source of water for Hamilton.

The original owner was William Davis who came from North Carolina in 1792 to Ontario. He established Mount Albion. This small settlement grew into an important village in the 19th century, adding a grist mill, blacksmith shops, taverns, a church and a general store. Now not much is left from the original community, but many new Hamilton subdivisions were built around these falls.

The ravine at the Albion Falls has a legend of the Lover's Leap. Early in the 19th century young Jane Riley, disappointed in love with Joseph Rousseau, stood at the top of a steep cliff not far from thundering Albion Falls and flung herself 30 meters below.

I stood on the same spot, but never felt the urgency to jump. On the contrary, as the path was quite icy on this bitterly cold day (-30 c), I was standing several meters from the edge.

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  • Uploaded on February 25, 2014
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    by tor tom
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-ZS5
    • Taken on 2013/12/13 15:07:49
    • Exposure: 0.040s (1/25)
    • Focal Length: 11.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash