Photograph of Mertie West standing at a viewing platform and looking at Whirlpool Rapids. The platform spans the width of the bottom edge and stretches back on an angle towards the left. Chain-link fencing lines the right edge of the viewing area. At center, Mertie West stands on the platform. She is viewed in profile, facing right. Mertie stands on the near side of the fence. Behind her, steps lead down to another platform closer to the river. The Niagara River flows across the mid-ground from right to left. The rapids of Whirlpool Rapids form at center. Cliffs rise from the opposite bank of the Niagara River in the background. Glare is visible in the upper right corner.