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 - The waters which fall from this horrible precipice 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 out of the south, their dismal roaring may be heard more than 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 138 - Betwixt the Lake Ontario and Erie, there is a vast and prodigious Cadence of Water, which falls down after a surprising and astonishing manner, insomuch that the Universe does not afford its parallel.
Seite 286 - 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 292 - 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 travelers.
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 106 - King, though the proprietor of three thousand acres, lives in an indifferent log-house: One reason for this is, that he has not been able to procure boards. The Landing is the port from whence all the shipments of the Genesee River must be made; but further improvements are much checked in consequence of the titles of the lands here being in dispute. The circumstances are as follows: — Mr. Phelps sold three thousand acres in this neighborhood to Mr. Granger for about...
Seite 173 - A boat that had sailed from York, the present seat of Government, unexpectedly returned again; the people on board relating, with great terror, their having seen a great Snake, at least thirty feet long, which, from its rearing its head and fore-part of its body out of the water, they conjectured meant to attack them/ All this they deposed on oath before a Magistrate. The Indians present, who have always a corroborating story ready, (for instance, the Mammoth Bull), asserted that their people had...

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