Appleton's northern and eastern traveller's guide (Google eBook)

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D. Appleton, 1850 - Canada
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Page 216 - The voice of thy thunder was in the heaven, the lightnings lightened the world : the earth trembled and shook. Thy way is in the sea, and thy path in the great waters, and thy footsteps are not known.
Page 38 - ... miles wide, yet finding its way through deep forests and swamps, that conceal all from the eye, no expanse of water is seen, but the width, that is curved out between the outline of woods on either bank ; and it seldom exceeds, and oftener falls short of a mile. But when he sees, in descending the falls of St.
Page 79 - ... lie bared and whitening in the summer's .sun You cross and recross it, as in its deviations it leaves space, on one side or the other, for a practicable road. " At ' Chester Factories' you begin your ascent of 80 feet in a mile for 13 miles!
Page 135 - Revolution, cattle were driven from the Hook to the island, then separated by a narrow and shallow passage called Buttermilk Channel, which is now wide and deep enough for the passage of merchant vessels of the largest size. Brooklyn was incorporated as a village in April, 1806, and as a city, with greatly extended limits, on the 8th of April, 1834. It is divided into nine wards, and is governed by a mayor and a board of 18 aldermen, two from each ward, annually elected. The population of Brooklyn...
Page 59 - On the eastern side, the country is waving, rich, and beautiful ; the eminence is crowned with neat country houses. The town itself is quiet, the streets broad, some of the public buildings handsome, and the whole has the appearance of comfort and opulence. It is the principal town in this region for the shipment of cotton, with bales of which, at the proper season, the streets are almost barricaded.
Page 130 - ... cents. For conveying a passenger any distance exceeding a mile, and within two miles, seventy-five cents ; and for every additional passenger, thirtyseven and a half cents.
Page 3 - Congress, at its last session, appointed a special committee to investigate this whole subject during the vacation and report at this session, I have nothing to recommend until their report is read. There is one work, however, of a national character, in which the greater portion of the East and the West, the North and the South, are equally interested, to which I will invite your attention. The State of New York has a canal connecting Lake Erie with tide water on the Hudson River.
Page 44 - ... extremity of Casco Bay, and, on approaching it from the ocean, is seen to great advantage. The harbor is one of the best on the Atlantic coast, the anchorage being protected on every side by land, whilst the water is deep, and communication with the ocean direct and convenient.
Page 15 - ... one of the boilers. After this disaster, all attempts to introduce steamcarriages on public roads proved abortive. In 1811, Mr. Blenkinsop patented a locomotive engine, in which the power was applied to a large cogged wheel, the teeth of which entered a rack laid down beside the ordinary rails. Patents were taken out in 1816 and 1817, by George Stephenson, in connection with Messrs. Dodd and Losh, under which several locomotives were constructed and brought into practical operation upon colliery...
Page 49 - Nanvoo was laid out on a very extensive plan, and many of the houses were handsome structures. The great Mormon Temple, an object of attraction, and seen very distinctly from the river, was 128 feet long, 88 feet wide, and 65 feet high to the top of the cornice, and 163 feet to the top of the cupola.

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