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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 203, July 28, 1852

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Identifier: DX01171937

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 203, July 28, 1852

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


dozen or more folks coming, off we start, through the rushing whirling river. At each As we near the Cataract the view becomes grand beyond conception. Nearer yet, and soon we shall be fronting the American Fall, the mist and spray is wetting us — when I see beside me as I stand in the forepart of the boat a fellow passenger clad in indian robber cloak and queer [word crossed out] close fitting cap of like material. Comprehending it, I rush to a side cabin, array myself in the like and now stand in front, drenched with driving spray as we go on and on — till close beneath the cataract. And then I look up. I shall never forget that sight and that moment! High — high up as you can see, from above, comes down that broad white sheet of foaming boiling water, a wall of rushing, sparkling light the sunlight tinting its edges at the summit with a glorious emerald green, while with a whiter glory than Alpine snow, plashes the fall below. The little steam boat struggles and pants in the raging cauldron of mist, and is drenched from stem to stern, you are blinded and wetted with spray; —

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1852-07-28

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Clothing and dress
Niagara Falls (N.Y. and Ont.)


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