Read online or download a free book: Adventures On The Columbia River (Volume 2): Including The Narrative Of A Residence Of Six Years On The Western Side Of The Rocky Mountains Among ... With A Journey Across The American Continent
Publisher: General Books LLC (4 Jan. 2012)
By: Ross Cox (Author)
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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1831. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIV. Enter Lake Superior--St. Mary's Falls--Sketch of Mr. Johnston--Lake Huron--French River--Lake Nipising--Arrive on the Ottawa--A Back-woodsman--Chaudiere Falls-- Hull--Longue Sault--Mr. Grant--Laughable mistakeMr. M'DonaldLe Pretre--eMr. M'Gilles--Snyder's Tavern v --Lake of the Two Mountains--La Chine--Arrive at Montreal. August 18th. Received our sailing orders and provisions for our voyage last night: and at six A. M. this morning took our departure from Fort William, in company with a brigade of loaded canoes. Messrs. Wentzel, M'Neill, and I travelled in the same canoe. The day was remarkably warm and calm. Our route lay along the northern shore of Lake Superior, and we encamped at seven P. M. on a stony beach. The country apVOYAGE ON LAKE SUPERIOR. 295 peared to be generally high and rocky. Some handsome open spots were visible at intervals along .shore: and other parts were thickly wooded. August 19th. This day was also calm, and we continued on with the paddle until dusk, when we put ashore in a small bay. The general appearance of the land was rocky, diversified however by several beautiful situations admirably calculated for settlements. . . e< August 20th. Embarked at day-break. The shores appeared higher, and were indented with larger bays than we had yet seen. We had several slight showers. About noon it came on to blow rather fresh, and at two p. M. we were obliged to put ashore from the violence of the gale, which kept us stationary the remainder of the day. August 21st. Started at three A.m. At six a hard breeze sprung up, accompanied by heavy rain: and as the lowering appearance of the clouds portended no favourable change, we put ashore at ten o'clock at one of the Company's trading-posts, called Le Pic. The house is handsomely situat...
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