Visit to the Falls of Niagara in 1800
Longmans, Rees, Orme, Brown & Green, 1826 - 313 Seiten
Visit to the falls is a diary of his journey from New York city to Albany, Niagara Falls, Kingston, Ont., Montreal, and Quebec.
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Seite 138 - This wonderful downfall is compounded of two great cross-streams of water, and two falls, with an isle sloping along the middle of it. The waters which fall from this vast height, do foam and boil after the most hideous manner imaginable, making an outrageous noise, more terrible than that of thunder; for when the wind blows from off the south, their dismal roaring may be heard above fifteen leagues off.
Seite 139 - tis seven or eight hundred feet high, and half a League broad. Towards the middle of it we descry an Island that leans towards the Precipice, as if it were ready to fall. All the Beasts that cross the Water within half a quarter of a League above this unfortunate Island, are suck'd in by force of the Stream...
Seite 284 - This line of road having been established by law, not less than fifty families settled on it in the space of four months after it was opened.
Seite 88 - Williamson is, that no buildings shall be erected on the east side of the street, that the view of the lake may be kept open. Those who purchase a lot have also the option of purchasing such land as lays between their lot and the lake — a convenience and advantage which I suppose few will forego — the quantity not being great, and consisting principally of the declivity of the bank, which, for the most part, is not so steep as to unfit it for pasturage or gardens.
Seite 88 - Williamson has two rooms in this hotel appropriated to himself; and as he resides here the greater part of the year, he takes care that Powell does justice to the establishment and to his guests. From this cause it is, that, as it respects provisions, liquors, beds, and stabling, there are few inns in America equal to the hotel at Geneva. That part of the town where the hotel is situated is intended for a public square. At Mile-Point, a mile south of the hotel...
Seite 87 - Williamson, struck with the peculiar beauty of the elevated plain which crowns the high bank of the lake, and the many advantages which it possessed as a site for a town, began here to lay out his building. lots parallel with and facing the lake.
Seite 145 - J. Steadman, of all the land which he galloped over in his 1800 flight. This tract, so granted, begins at Bloody-bridge, the scene " * of action, and terminates at Fort Schlusser; its extent in depth from the River is such as to make the whole amount to four thousand nine hundred and eighty-six acres. The reason they gave for this grant was, that they considered his escape as miraculous, and that this gift was an atonement to him and the Great Spirit who protected him, for their guilt in having attempted...
Seite 153 - ... precipice, and by the thundering sound of the billows dashing against the rocky sides of the caverns below; you tremble with reverential fear, when you consider that a blast of the whirlwind might sweep you from off the slippery rocks on which you stand, and precipitate you into the dreadful gulph beneath, from whence all the power of man could not extricate you ; you feel what an insignificant being you are in the creation, and your mind is forcibly impressed with an awful idea of the power...
Seite 290 - New-Hartford, west of which you will find the country settled for about twelve miles; but after that, for sixty-five miles, to Niagara River, the country still remains a wilderness. This road was used so much last year by people on business, or by those whom curiosity had led to visit the Falls of Niagara, that a station was fixed at the Big Plains to shelter travellers.