Pen and Sunlight Sketches of Scenery Reached by the Grand Trunk Railway and Connections; Including Niagara Falls, Thousand Islands, Rapids of the Saint Lawrence, Montreal, Quebec, and the Mountains of New England

Pen and Sunlight Sketches of Scenery Reached by the Grand Trunk Railway and Connections; Including Niagara Falls, Thousand Islands, Rapids of the Saint Lawrence, Montreal, Quebec, and the Mountains of New England

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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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ... the greatest possible variety in the forms and grouping of these islands. Some lie in clusters, some are coupled together by connecting sand-bars, bare at low water, while others are solitary and alone. Nearly all of them are indented with beautiful coves, and crowned with a mingled growth of maple, oak, beech, pine and fir, extending often to the water's edge, and reflected in many a deep inlet and winding channel. In the thick covert of the firs and spruces are many green, sunny spots, as sheltered and remote as if far inland, while beneath the wide-spreading oaks and beeches are pleasant walks and open glades. "For the most part they rise like mounds of verdure from the sea, forest-crowned, and from their summits one may behold on the one hand the waves of the Atlantic, breaking almost at his feet, and on the other, the placid waters of the bay, spangled by multitudinous gems of emerald, while in the dim distance he discerns, on the horizon, the sublime peaks of the White Mountains. It is impossible to conceive of any combination of scenery more charming, more romantic, more captivating to the eye, or more suggestive to the imagination." All the varieties of fish that frequent the New England coasts are to be caught in abundance in season, either directly from the rocky portion of the shores or in its immediate vicinities. Portland, Maine, is, undoubtedly, the loveliest city on the Atlantic Coast. It stands on a high peninsula some three or four miles in length. At its outer (or north-eastern) projection, the peninsula swells into the bold height of Munjoy's Hill, crowned with a light-house and an observation EVERAL of these desirable and every way first-class Seaside Homes, as shown in the above illustration, are ready for...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236638042
  • 9781236638045