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Niagara Falls captain aims for thrills -- and safety

Capt. Rod MacDonald has been piloting Niagara Falls tour boats for 29 years. He's seen a lot on the Maid of the Mist -- from anniversary celebrations to fatal jumps over Horseshoe Falls.

But some things stay the same: He wants his passengers to experience the falls up close. And he wants to keep them safe amid the swirling, churning waters. From NPR's Morning Edition

Capt. Rod MacDonald on deck
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Capt. Rod MacDonald on deck
Maid of the Mist heads toward Horseshoe Falls
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Maid of the Mist heads toward Horseshoe Falls

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