Voyage of the Paper Canoe

A Geographical Journey of 2500 miles, from Quebec to the Gulf of Mexico, during the years 1874-5.

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Published: 1878
Language: English
Wordcount: 84,784 / 248 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 63.9
LoC Category: GV
Downloads: 611
Added to site: 2010.05.12
mnybks.net#: 27691
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Travel
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d about twelve miles east-northeast from Cape North the island of St. Paul, with its three hills and two light-towers, rises from the sea with deep waters on every side.

This wide inlet into the gulf may be called the middle portal, for at the northern end of Newfoundland, between the great island and the coast of Labrador, another entrance exists, which is known as the Straits of Belle Isle, and is sometimes called "the shorter passage from England." Still to the south of the middle entrance is another and a very narrow one, known as the Gut of Canso, which separates the island of Cape Breton from Nova Scotia. Through this contracted thoroughfare the tides run with great force.

One hundred years ago, as the seaman approached the dangerous entrance of St. Paul, now brightened at night by its light-towers, his heart was cheered by the sight of immense flocks of a peculiar sea-fowl, now extinct. When he saw upon the water the Great Auk (Alca impennis), which he ignorantly called "a pengwi

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