110503 Maid Launch 2 - NG
James Neiss/staff photographerNiagara Falls, NY - Rich Marino stands ready with a line at the U.S. dock, right, as Capt. Malcolm bunting manuvers the Maid of the Mist VII during a trial run on Tuesday. The famous fleet will begin it’s season today in the lower Niagara River. The tours operate seven days a week, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends. The boats depart every 30 minutes from the U.S. and Canadian landings.