A Northern Tour; Being a Guide to Saratoga, Lake George, Niagara, Canada, Boston, &C., &C., Through the States of Pennsylvania, New-Jersey, New-York, Vermont, New-Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode-Island, and Connecticut; Embracing an

A Northern Tour; Being a Guide to Saratoga, Lake George, Niagara, Canada, Boston, &C., &C., Through the States of Pennsylvania, New-Jersey, New-York, Vermont, New-Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode-Island, and Connecticut; Embracing an

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1825 edition. Excerpt: ...in the shape of a half-dome, thus giving a beautiful finish to the archways: above the water-table, the walls rise five feet to a cornice, which supports the towing-path, and is guarded by a neat railing. Every one who examines this structure will be struck at once with its extreme heauty and simplicity, its excellence as an hydraulic work, and the skill exhibited in the selection of its site. All these it owes to the great man by whom it was designed, Benjamin Wright, well known everywhere as the distinguished engineer who was the guide and director in the construction of the Erie canal, but still better known, by those who are more intimately acquainted with him, as a man who so blends the strength of intuitive talent and the wisdom and experience of age, with the modesty, the candour and the probity of unassuming virtue, that, amid all the delicate and diflicult situations in which his professional station has placed him, he has secured universal confidence, and has ever been as much the object of esteem as he must be of admiration. ERIE CAIAL--GENESEE A QUEDUCT. 139 Rochester, which we now enter, is one of the most flourishing towns in the state, and contains the county buildings. The population is about four thousand; and there are a great many mills and manufactories, carrying on a profitable business. In the year 1812, this place contained but two or three, and those very ordinary, dwelling houses; and though we must admit that its growth has been rapid almost beyond example even in our own country, of all others the best supplied with such examples, yet, on a candid examination of its great natural and artificial advantages, it will be manifest that Rochester has by no means reached its maximum. Many of the buildings are very...show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236898028
  • 9781236898029