The Phat Boy's Racy Description of the St. Lawrence River and Its Environs; A Guide for the Tourist and Traveler ...

The Phat Boy's Racy Description of the St. Lawrence River and Its Environs; A Guide for the Tourist and Traveler ...

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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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...the finest on the St. Lawrence. It is built of Ohio freestone and cost $80,000. Hamilton Island, on the left, is occupied every summer by camping parties, who come from great distances, even from Virginia and Ohio, and remain two, three, and even four months. Day after day, one of their principal amusements is rowing out in their small boats, awaiting the arrival of the steamers, and then swiftly riding on top of the swell that is occasioned by the wheels of the steamer. The scene is exciting and picturesque. On the right we now have a fine view of the Adirondack Mountains of Northern New York, and beyond, the Green Mountains of Vermont, except it be a smoky or ' misty day, when the view is slightly obscured. It is 56 miles from the river to the mountains, and intervening is the wilderness of the State of New York, known as the John Brown tract, more famous as the hunting ground of adventurous gunning and fishing parties. Continuing our course, we pass three small islands and enter Lake St. Francis, 28 miles in length--a very picturesque sheet of water indeed; but the trip through the lake is quite monotonous, therefore, for the next two hours, the guide, as well as the passengers, can " take a rest." This' being a favorite route for honeymoon parties, there is now two full hours for these couples to enjoy the "honey " or the " moon," as seemeth to them best. After making this announcement one day, 3 left the deck; one, however, was an old bachelor, who went to curl his hair. BOYS ON A STEAMER. Here is a genuine. His parents are with him; he cannot keep still; he wants chiefly to break his neck or fall overboard, or to get crushed by the walking-beam; he has been twice dragged from the steps leading...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236745574
  • 9781236745576