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North facade of the Wright Fontana Boathouse

The Boathouse is located at the convergence of Lake Erie and the Niagara River. About 15 miles north of the Boathouse, the waters plummet over Niagara Falls on their way to Lake Ontario. Canada lies to the west of the FLWB on the other side of the river.

The Fontana Boathouse exhibits the typical Prairie Style found in many of the other works of Frank Lloyd Wright, but with more austere, more geometric lines than in others of his designs.

It was originally designed for the University of Wisconsin, but was never built during Wright's liftetime.

The westerly view towards the Niagara River and Canada is magnificent, summer or winter. Spectacular sunsets abound and cool breezes are plentiful (summer AND winter)

On the second floor of the boathouse are two, open-air, porches with views towards Canada to the west

and the Buffalo skyline to the east

Our immediate neighbor to the North is the West Side Rowing Club, another organization with impressive credentials, having celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2012. It's been at its current location since 1980 after a devastating fire in 1975 destroyed their former boathouse. The original site is about 2000m to the north and is the starting line of the modern races that end at the Fontana Boathouse.