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Appleton's Northern and Eastern Traveller's Guide; With New and Authentic Maps, Illustrating Those Divisions of the Country, Forming, Likewise, a Comp

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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. 1855 Excerpt: ... on the opposite side, are memorable from their connection with events of the Revolutionary war. Caldwell's Landing, on the w. side of the river, 44 miles from New York, is at the base of the Dunderburg or Thunder mountain. From this elevated position, which is 300 feet above the river, the visiter has a ...
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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. 1855 Excerpt: ... on the opposite side, are memorable from their connection with events of the Revolutionary war. Caldwell's Landing, on the w. side of the river, 44 miles from New York, is at the base of the Dunderburg or Thunder mountain. From this elevated position, which is 300 feet above the river, the visiter has a view that extends over Westchester county to Long Island Sound, down the river and bays to the vicinity of the city, and across the river to Peekskill and the mountain summits around West Point. Caldwell is usually a place of landing for the Albauy boats on their way up the river. Just before reaching this place, the traveller who has never before ascended the river, is scarcely able to conjecture, as he looks around, and sees all further ingress apparently cut off, which course the boat will pursue,--whether through the deep opening to the right, or the one in front, leading through the mountains During this brief suspense, and while contemplating the stupendous elevation close at hand, which the steamer almost grazes in its rapid course, the boat is mddenly directed to the left, arouno the acute angle that opens into the Horse Race, a short reach ol the river between the mountains on the s., and St. Anthony's Point ou the N. Peekskill, on the opposite side of the river, i« a villag of some importance. A railroad has been proposed to connect this place with New Haven, Conn. The Highlands.--These may be considered the most remarkable feature in the Hndson river scenery. They are 16 miles in width, and extend in a N. E. and s. w. direction, about 25 miles. The highest elevation is 1,680 feet. The course of the boat now is through the " Horse Race," a term derived from the rapidity of the current, caused by an abrupt angle in the bed of the riv...
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781150429262
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.23 (d)

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