Webster's Falls, 'Bridge over troubled waters' in Spencer Gorge.

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Webster's Falls is a curtain waterfall 22 metres in height. Located at the Spencer Gorge / Webster's Falls Conservation area in Greensville, its source is Spencer Creek.


It is the most popular waterfall in Hamilton area. Webster's Falls has the highest number of vintage postcards bearing its image, suggesting that it was the most frequently visited waterfall a century ago, as well.


This waterfall was originally named after Dr. James Hamilton, who purchased the land in 1818. The waterfalls and 78 acres of the surrounding land were purchased by Joseph Webster after his family arrived from England in 1820. The Webster family manor still stands on Webster's Falls Road, and their gravestones have been preserved in a small section just off the Bruce Trail, on the way to Tews Falls.


According to legend, an Ojibway maiden named Na-Go-She-Onong (Evening Star), fell in love with a white man. Her lover was killed by a jealous Indian suitor, and rather than live without him, she pressed his dead body to hers and plunged into the roaring waters of Webster's Falls. (There is a similar story about every larger waterfall in Ontario)


Entered in TTT Contest Bridges, May 2013 - Natural Bridge. Earned measly 2 (two) votes and 20st place! ;-(

I know, it is little bit a Kitschy image, but it makes a perfect contest photo.

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Comments (139)

Holly@Mona on July 25, 2013

wonderful place. Nice photo.
LIKE & FAV
Best wishes from Germany, Holger

Shain Paiment No Vie… on July 25, 2013

awesome shot F+L

BLPhotoUSA on July 30, 2013

Beautiful scenery. LIKE!

Greetings, Tomas from Michigan.

BL

Elemér NO VIEWS on August 15, 2013

Spectacular, beautiful photo! L

Elemér

christian caffin_No … on August 23, 2013

Lovely waterfall and composition! I like it! Regards, Christian

Pantelis65 on August 30, 2013

beautiful location, fantastic composition and view!!! Like, greetings Pantelis.

Kastl on October 21, 2013

L 123, looks very well.

Sirka on December 4, 2013

Gorgeous scenery!L124

Mauro50 on January 9, 2014

Many thanks Tomas for your visit and like

Great shot and fantastic colours

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Have a nice evening
Best regards. Mauro

Raúl Acösta Madrid on January 30, 2014

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Excelente punto de vista.

Saludos.

Janne Eriksson on February 2, 2014

Fascinating reading from this waterfall.
YSL for the photo!
Warm greetings, Janne

Lalakukk - No Views on February 4, 2014

Very nice shot of a beautiful place. like. Greetings : Lala

sergio Delmonico on February 9, 2014

Ciao

. Composição e apresentação torná-los imagem atraente. muito bem feito, TFS.

Tenha um bom domingo,


My viewer of Sergio Delmonico


JaPi on February 28, 2014

Very nice, very well edited photo.
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Greetings, JaPi

muay on February 28, 2014

Nefis..renk tonları çok etkili....tebrik ediyorum..LİKE..

Zygmunt Borowski on April 5, 2014

Nice composition of picture. like

Tomas, thanks for your visit. Best wishes from Zygmunt

zhsv on April 18, 2014

| | | Great composition, well framed,
• • • regards from Minsk ! zhsv

Nicola Morandi on April 23

Very nice shot, fantastic scenery! Tanti Saluti dal Trentino, Nicola M.Like+Fav

Arto Johansson on May 2

WOW Incredibly beautiful landscape and a waterfall. ♥ + L

With my friendly greetings. Arto

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Photo taken in Conservation Land, Davidson Boulevard, Hamilton, ON L9H 0A7, Canada
Webster's Falls

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