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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 204, July 28, 1852

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Identifier: DX01172421

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 204, July 28, 1852

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


still you dash on bravely all in front of the American Fall. Then to its grander sister, the Horseshoe Fall. This you do not approach so nearly — no boat could do that — could breast that raging Charybdis of blinding, driving, sparkling white and green waters, and live. Surging channels and eddys are madly vexing the fallen rocks, huge masses of which have, as is plain to be seen tumbled over, as others will. There is a bright Iris bow, gold and red and green spanning the foam before you — there is the tower, looking small enow, high, high, up, — there to the right is Table Rock, hanging awfully over, a great curve seen from below. But the little boat plashes back impatiently, you remain gazing, wet through from the knees downward; — you give up your aquatic garments, and ten minutes brings you back to the little landing place, standing beside the green eddying river. Talking with an Englishman, passed over the Bridge with him. It is a Suspension bridge, awfully high up, not at all finely

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1852-07-28

Type(s): Diary

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

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


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