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Three Sisters Island, Niagara Falls

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The Three Sisters Islands are islands which lie off the west shoreline of Goat Island. The islands are part of Niagara Falls, New York.Accessible from Goat Island, the Three Sisters Islands are located just beyond the Canada/U.S. border in Niagara Falls, New York. The islands are named after Celinda, Angelina, and Asenath Whitney, (all three are buried in Oakwood Cemetery (Niagara Falls, NY) daughters of General Parkhurst Whitney of Niagara Falls, New York. General Whitney (also buried in Oakwood Cemetery (Niagara Falls, NY), was one of the more prominent early settlers of Niagara Falls, New York. The General moved to Niagara Falls, N.Y. in 1810 and is best known as the founder and operator of the Cataract House Hotel located near the upper rapids just above the falls. General Whitney’s daughters are believed to be the first settlers to have trekked to the three small islands. Before European settlers arrived in North America, Iroquois shamans made sacrifices of food and gifts on the islands and communed with He-No (Mighty Thunderer)(Ont.) Niagara Falls Public Library (Ont.
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  • This is one of the lesser known attractions but still worth the time to visit. It's surprisingly peaceful yet has spectacular views.  more »
  • Great place to visit and use the free parking! Nice walkways to see the upper rapids and river. Expensive to park though! After driving the island and using the free parking areas we drove across the ...  more »
  • This was a great day to get away. Went to Three Sisters Island. It was so amazing to be able to walk across the three islands and to be right on the water that leads down to the falls. Walking across ...  more »