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The British Association's visit to Montreal, 1884: Letters

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Author: Clara Kayleigh
Language: English
Wordcount: 39,062 / 116 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 89.2
LoC Category: J
Downloads: 542
mnybks.net#: 4067
Genre: Politics
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e gale, and the great hills and valleys of the Atlantic roll in a storm, it seemed impossible it could be so smooth; but we are to have every experience of weather, as a fog came on and we steamed very slowly and blew fog signals for an hour! However, the sun broke forth and lifted the curtain of fog, and within a quarter of a mile we saw a beautiful iceberg twelve or fifteen hundred feet deep, they said, and so beautiful in its ultra marine colouring. The shape was like a village church somewhat in ruins. Miss Fox, a sister of Caroline Fox, is on board and sketched the icebergs and the waves during the storm very cleverly. They were also photographed by Mr. Barrett and a professional. After dinner we were all on deck again and watched for the lights on the coast of Labrador, which mark the entrance into the Straits of Belle Isle, and at last a twinkle caught my eye and we all greeted it with joy! Isn't it wonderful that a ship can be steered across that vast expanse of water straight to this light, in spite

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Average Rating of 1 from 1 reviews: *
2012.05.10
Kora
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Boring. Only useful for historians who are really dedicated to their research. Otherwise, skip it.


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