American Education Volume 10, No. 6

American Education Volume 10, No. 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...Horse-Shoe Falls, half of which is within the Canadian boundary, is 154 feet high and 2.000 feet wide; the American Falls is 163 feet high and 1,100 feet wide; and over these huge cliffs 100,000,000 tons of water thunder every hour. The wooded Goat Island, half a mile long, reached by a bridge from the American shore, separates the two falls, with huge precipices, descending sheer from their brink to the river below. On either side, and for two miles above, extend the great rapids, " a battle charge of tempestuous waves." The American Falls is divided by the little Luna Island; and the part between Luna and Goat Islands is sometimes called the Central Fall, between whose blue waters and the cliff behind is the Cave of the Winds, often visited by adventurous tourists. A steamboat, called the Maid of the Mist, plies on the river just below the falls, running up into their spray. Nearly a league below is the celebrated whirlpool. New York Sue Way. This is acknowledged to be the greatest financial undertaking, and the most remarkable engineering feat in history. It is international in scope, and has revolutionized the rapid transit problem of the great cities of the world. Extending from the Battery at the southern extremity of Manhattan Island to Bailey avenue and 230th street on the west side, is a long sweep of thirteen and a half miles of four, three and two tracks, and forty-eight miles of single tracks; from 100th street and Broadway under Central Park, to the east, under the Harlem river to Bronx Park and 182d street, a distance of seven miles, are seventeen and a half miles of single track. This is the Manhattan division. To Brooklyn, another great system is being constructed. It leaves the main line in Manhattan at the foot of...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236587790
  • 9781236587794