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Eugenia Falls, named after the wife of Napoleon III. Not sure why, perhaps she had a ponytail resembling the stream of water.

Eugenia Falls. Discovered in 1852, Eugenia Falls was the scene of a 'Fools Gold' rush. Later it became the location of five mills and a small private electric plant and by 1905, a second hydroelectric plant in Ontario (Georgian Bay Power Company) was build here.


Grey County's tallest waterfall - Eugenia Falls on Beaver River, plunges 30 meters into the Cuckoo Valley below. Usually you would see photos taken from the other side, but I (always wanted to be different), crossed the river and climbed on a steep hill to get a good vantage spot.


The waterfall is called Eugenia following a suggestion from some ex-soldiers of the French army (Crimean War), working in the area. They suggested that the waterfall be named after Princess Eugenie, wife of Napoleon III. Indians called it Sparkling Waters!


The waterfall, now really a trickle, used to be much more impressive, before the Hydro Power Company diverted the waters for their turbines.

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  • Uploaded on October 10, 2013
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    by tor tom
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-ZS5
    • Taken on 2013/09/26 14:44:13
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 6.50mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash