Back-lit by the powerful beams that illuminate the falls at Niagara, this statue overlooks the falls; standing on a likeness of one of the great generators that create the power for those very lights.
The beams of light are so visible from the heavy mists blowing over from Horseshoe Falls.
I didn't get a chance to read who this was, but believe it was the man responsible for first harnessing the power of Niagara falls. The statue stands in one of the several beautiful parks across from the falls.
Nikola Tesla (10 July 1856 – 7 January 1943) was an inventor and a mechanical and electrical engineer. He was one of the most important contributors to the birth of commercial electricity, and is best known for his many revolutionary developments in the field of electromagnetism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Tesla's patents and theoretical work formed the basis of modern alternating current (AC) electric power systems, including the polyphase system of electrical distribution and the AC motor, with which he helped usher in the Second Industrial Revolution.
He had more patents than Thomas Edison!