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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 197, July 27, 1852

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Identifier: DX01169036

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 197, July 27, 1852

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


another steep path, high, high up, and ever present below you the abyss of white foam you come to the extreme eastern western front of Goat Island, cross another bridge, to where, on the verge of the great Horseshoe Fall, stands a small tower, looking like a light house but having no light. That tower I ascend, and then [words crossed out] what a Sight! The great curve of the Cataract is right beneath you! Rushing, plashing, driving pouring, hurrying terribly, remorselessly, madly on to that most awful edge, then to plunge — [word crossed out] down, down, down — into a such a caudron [cauldron] of raging, driving spray as no tongue can tell or mind conceive without witnessing the spot. Rising up and up, misty, ghost-like, vast, ever changing, ever stirring vapour, giant like looming up from that terrible vortex for ever

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1852-07-27

Type(s): Diary

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

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


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