Pleasure Resorts in Worcester County, and how to Reach Them: Containing Descriptive Sketch of Lake Quinsigamond and Its Environs, with Other Popular Places for the Summer Excursionist

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E. R. Fiske, 1877 - Worcester County (Mass.) - 62 pages
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Page 25 - Harthan's own make, and constructed with especial reference to the locality in which they were to be used. The officers and crews of the boats are courteous gentlemen well acquainted with and well suited to their business. With such fine steamers it might be expected that the lake would afford a fine course for their voyages, and a trip on either the "Addie" or the "Zephyr" will not disappoint the expectation.
Page 54 - During the past year a fine carriage road has been built, so that the visitor can drive to the summit and have his team well cared for. Good accommodations will be afforded pic-nio parties at reasonable rates.
Page 25 - side-wheeler," fifty-two feet long and sixteen wide over guards. It is furnished with a twenty-five horse power, two cylinder engine and vertical boiler, and easily and safely accommodates one hundred and seventy-five passengers, while as many as two hundred and over have been carried with no apparent danger or difficulty. The boat is tastily painted and prettily ornamented, and as it glides over the water presents a charming sight, and leaves a real "wake" which well imitates that of a sound or...
Page 54 - Stable have also been erected, making this one of the most delightful places to spend an hour, n day, or a week.
Page 25 - Mr. 11 arthan placed upon the lake the present season. In size it is thirty feet by eight, and well carries fifty passengers. Both boats are finished inside in ash and black walnut with silver trimmings, and in their appointments and finishing are more stable and elegant than the average craft of their like. The boats are of Mr.
Page 26 - Steaming out from the landing, the steamers steer for the center of the lake, leaving the fleets of small boats on the starboard, Bigelow's Grove on the port and Lincoln Park, the Quinsigamond House and fine view over the causeway and up the lake to the north, at the stern. The first landing is at the "Eyrie," the attractive resort kept by Mr.
Page 41 - House ; and an observatory, which commands ou every side a most magnificent prospect. Almost the whole of Massachusetts, with its varied scenery of mountain, woodland, town and village, lake and river, seems to spread itself as on a map beneath the observer's eye.
Page 31 - ... walled in on either side by the abrupt faces of the natural ledge, down which little streams trickle, and in the crevices of which dwarf vegetation has found a footing.
Page 24 - Favorite" having been disposed of to a private party is still skipping over the waters, but no longer accommodates the public, though the lively little craft is viewe with much interest and admiration by visitors at the lake as in contrast with the larger " Addie " and " Zephyr " i marks the real beginning and growth of navigation on oui inland sea.

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