The Statistical Account of Scotland: Drawn Up from the Communications of the Ministers of the Different Parishes, Volume 17

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Sir John Sinclair
W. Creech, 1796 - Scotland

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Page 459 - ... twelve feet from either edge. Under the bridge, (which is sixty or seventy yards from the lake), the current failed, and the bed of the river appeared where there had been eighteen inches of water. During the whole time that this phaenomenon was observed, the weather was calm.
Page 459 - I have not heard (although I have made particular inquiry) that any motion of the earth was felt in this neighbourhood, or that the agitation of the water was observed any where but about the village of Kenmore.
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Page 458 - ... rose in the form of a great wave, to the height of five feet above the ordinary level, leaving the bottom of the bay dry, to the distance of between 90 and 100 yards from its natural boundary.
Page 459 - At the same time that the undulation was observed in the bay on the south side of the village, the river on the north was seen to run back ; the weeds at the bottom, •which before pointed with the stream, received a contrary direction, and its channel was left dry about twelve feet from either edge.
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