Practical Notes Made During A Tour In Canada; And A Portion Of The United States, In Mdcccxxxi

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This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780217320658
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 10/14/2010
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.20 (d)

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CHAPTER III. Steam Voyage up the Hudson—The Dinner on Board—State Prison of Sing Sing—Military College of West Point—City of Albany—Senate and House of Assembly—Superiority of the American Breed of Horses—Albany Museum—American Character for Inquisitiveness. At seven o'clock A. M., upon the 12th of April, we embarked in the North America, a splendid steam-boat, of which the Americans are justly proud, to proceed up the Hudson to Albany, a distance of 145 miles. The morning was rather cold, and a strong breeze blew down the river, wind, and tide, and stream being all against us, notwithstanding of which, the irresistible power by which we were impelled, landed us in Albany within fourteen hours. It is difficult for those who have never seen an American steam-boat, to conceive its elegance and comfort. They are handsomely fitted up, well furnished, and a capital table is kept, while the total absence of coal-smoke leaves every thing tidy and clean. The North America is a day-boat, that is, she performs her voyage between sunrise and sunset, a circumstance of which travellers ought to be aware, as they deprive themselves of the enjoyment which the ighly interesting scenery of the Hudson affords,should they chance to go unawares by an evening boat. This fine vessel is propelled by two engines of ninety horse-power each ; the steersman, from an elevated platform in the fore-end, guides the vessel by ropes, which communicate with the rudder; a safe and admirable contrivance, universally employed in America, enabling the person at the helm to command an uninterrupted view of the ship's course, and to escape many dangers which might otherwise occur.The North America has a magnificent public cabin, with suitable private accommodation for ladies. Her length is about 225 feet, and her...
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