The English cricketers' trip to Canada and the United States [1859]

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F. Lillywhite, 1860 - Cricket - 68 pages
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Page 16 - There's a sweet little cherub that sits up aloft, To keep watch for the life of poor Jack...
Page 45 - ... It is the work of Mr. John A. Roebling of Trenton, New Jersey, and was begun in 1852. Formerly the bridge here was of much smaller dimensions. It was begun in 1849 by Mr. Charles Elliot, who first crossed it in an iron basket, slung under a single cable of iron wire. Afterwards many people crossed in this way, being let down the incline and drawn up on the opposite side by a windlass. While six workmen were employed on the foot-path of this bridge, a terrific gale burst upon them, tore the planks...
Page 46 - ... causing the slightest vibration. The cost of its construction was 500,000 dollars (more than 100,000 sterling) ; and steam carriages first crossed it on the 8th March 1855. The road for carriages is suspended 28 feet below the railway line. The following statistics of this enormous bridge will be interesting : The height of the towers on the American side is 88 feet ; those on the Canada side are 78 feet high. Length of bridge is 800 feet ; width, 24 feet ; height above the river, 250 feet....
Page 71 - ... Nunneries, new Court House, Reading Rooms, Champ de Mars, (where the troops are reviewed), Mechanics' Institute, Bonsecours Market, and Fashion.able Stores. The new Theatre Royal is directly in rear of the .House, and several of the best boxes are regularly kept for Guests of this Hotel. The ST. LAWRENCE HALL has long been regarded as -the most popular and fashionable Hotel in Montreal, and is patronized by the Government on all public occasions, including that of the visit of His Royal Highness...
Page 28 - We live in a country, one of the most glorious dependencies of the British Crown, in which are numerous varieties of races, of creeds, of opinions, of matters political, commercial, and otherwise. May not a lesson be learned from the game in which you have this day been engaged- — a lesson of moderation, a lesson of good sense ? May we not be taught that there may be differences without...
Page 46 - ... States, over which the carriages of the Great Western and the New York Central Railroads, and cars of every description, run without causing the slightest vibration. The cost of its construction was 500,000 dollars (more than 100,000 sterling) ; and steam carriages first crossed it on the 8th March 1855. The road for carriages is suspended 28 feet below the railway line. The following statistics of this enormous bridge will be interesting : The height of the towers on the American side is 88...
Page 45 - Bridge is a noble and stupendous structure. It is the work of Mr. John A. Roebling of Trenton, New Jersey, and was begun in 1852. Formerly the bridge here was of much smaller dimensions. It was begun in 1849 by Mr. Charles Elliot, who first crossed it in an iron basket, slung under a single cable of iron wire. Afterwards many people crossed in this way, being let down the incline and drawn up on the opposite side by a windlass.
Page 46 - ... rapids raged beneath them. The other two escaped on fragments of board to the shore. A brave comrade descended in the ' basket, during a lull in the gale, and by means of a ladder rescued his companions from their awful position. The basket 'is still to be seen on the Canada side. The present bridge is of enormous strength, and forms a communication between Canada and the States, over which the carriages of the Great Western and the New York Central Railroads, and cars of every description, run...
Page 46 - ... companions from their awful position. The basket 'is still to be seen on the Canada side. The present bridge is of enormous strength, and forms a communication between Canada and the States, over which the carriages of the Great Western and the New York Central Railroads, and cars of every description, run without causing the slightest vibration. The cost of its construction was 500,000 dollars (more than 100,000 sterling) ; and steam carriages first crossed it on the 8th March 1855. The road...
Page 51 - ... river above the Falls is studded with islands of all sizes, amounting to 37 in number. The width of the stream varies from several hundred yards to three miles. At the Falls it is about three-quarters of a mile wide. The total descent from Lake Erie to Ontario is 334 feet. So much for statistics. The Falls of Niagara were first seen by a 'white man 180 years ago. Father Hennepin, a French Jesuit missionary, first saw them when on an expedition of discovery hi the year 1678.

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