Notes on a Tour Through the Western part of The State of New York

Notes on a Tour Through the Western part of The State of New York

By

0
(0 Reviews)
Notes on a Tour Through the Western part of The State of New York by Anonymous

Published:

1829

Pages:

0

Downloads:

604

Share This

Notes on a Tour Through the Western part of The State of New York

By

0
(0 Reviews)
We have been politely favored with a manuscript journal of a very intelligent traveller, kept during a tour through the most thriving counties of the state of New York. We give an extract below, and shall continue to furnish others until the whole shall have been published. The journal will be found to contain the observations of a sound, practical farmer, and a lover of the works of nature as well as those of art.

Book Excerpt

il on each side. The main width of the canal at the water line is about 40 feet, and the locks 25. The captain informs me that six persons have lost their lives by being crushed between the bridges, which is a greater number than have been killed during the same time by the bursting of steam engines in the waters of the middle or eastern States.

The locks I shall not attempt to describe, as almost everybody is familiar with their construction; they are simple, very strong, well built, and permanent, being uniformly about one hundred feet long. Our boat, which is of a superior class for freight boats, is about 80 feet long by 20; the bow and stern are 4 feet lower than the middle section, which is divided into three apartments--the two end ones for the accommodation of passengers, the stern to eat in, and the bow to sleep and sit in, each about 23 feet long, and sufficiently high for a six-footer to stand erect with his hat on. The roof is in the form of the back of a tortoise, and affords a handsome pr

More books by Anonymous

(view all)
Rebecca Main - Weaving Stories that Transport Readers to Other Worlds
FEATURED AUTHOR - Do you believe in magic? Rebecca Main does. Her magic wand is a well-worn pen that’s been known to weave stories that transport readers to other worlds. Other enchanting pastimes of Rebecca include traveling and showering her two cats, Dorcas and Pudge, with love. As our Author of the Day, she tells us all about her book, Covet The Night.