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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 191, July 27, 1852

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Identifier: DX01166138

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 191, July 27, 1852

Description: Describes his first day at Niagara Falls, New York.

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bridge — the first one leading to Goat Bath Island, (as I afterwards found) — wooden planks, stout enough, but vibrating with the motion of the rushing roaring waters, pouring on [letter crossed out] with eddy and whirl over rocks and stones, all foam flecked far as you could see. Swiftly — swifter yet, with spray and foam against the bridge supports, with rush & leap and sparkle, rushing, rushing ever to that awful leap below went the broad stream Here the moist air was inexpressibly delightful. Goat Island, (not the small place I had fancied) but huge, large and umbrageous, several with brush and tree down to the travelled margin. White clouds of mist rising from the cataract below. After passing over this bridge, I returned, deferring my visit to Goat Island, being desirous of getting a peep below. So passing on, (the ever present sound of the fall in my ears,) through a treed lane

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1852-07-27

Type(s): Diary
Page

Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Diaries
Nature
Niagara Falls (N.Y. and Ont.)
Travel
Waterfalls

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