Nature's Realm, Vol. 2

Nature's Realm, Vol. 2 : January, 1891 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Nature's Realm, Vol. 2: January, 1891 But the St. Lawrence sometimes causes ter rible trouble when the waters get jammed by ice. Only a few years ago it almost drowned out Montreal and did millions of dollars' worth of damage. The flood was not caused by rain, but by an ice gorge and the peculiar character of the river at Montreal. That city is only a mile below the rapids of Lachine, and the ice in spring time is driven down the rapids at the rate of millions of tons per hour. Just below the rapids the large island of St. Helens and the small one called Isle Ronde bar the passage of the ice, and it often gets gorged in the nar row channel between Isle Ronde and the north ern shore. The last time Montreal was inun dated by the obstructed waters of the St. Law rence, the ice in the narrow channel was esti mated to be nearly a hundred feet in thickness. If some means are not adopted for blowing up the ice gorge with dynamite when it suddenly Iorms owing to a rapid breaking up of the ice above the Lachine Rapids, Montreal may some day be ruined. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 228 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 12mm | 312g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 60 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243315139
  • 9780243315130