The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Buffalo on Lake Erie


Description
Creator:
Hall, Basil, Artist
Media Type:
Image
Item Types:
Drawings
Camera lucida works
Description:
A remarkable coloured etching made from a camera lucida drawing by half-pay officer, Captain Basil Hall, RN of the harbour at Buffalo at the junction of Buffalo Creek and the Erie Canal. Several schooners are in port along with one steamboat, probably the SUPERIOR.
Inscriptions:
No. VII
BUFFALO ON LAKE ERIE.
The Town of Buffalo stands at the extreme eastern end of Lake Erie. Its harbour forms the termination of the Great Erie Canal, which passes through the State of New York.
In this Sketch the extreme end of the Canal is seen where it joins the Harbour of Buffalo. The distant land of Upper Canada forms the back ground, and to the right of all, is the commencement of the River Niagara just beginning to flow out of the lake towards the Falls.
Lake Erie is about 230 miles long by 35 broad, and stands at the height of 5465 feet above the level of the sea, and 334 feet above Lake Ontario. It is frozen over during the winter, and is, I believe, nowhere above 200 feet deep; though in general it is much shallower, and in many places not above 12 fathoms, or 72 feet.
Collation:
Captain Basil Hall, Forty etchings : from sketches made with the camera lucida, in North America, in 1827 and 1828 (Edinburgh: Cadell, 1829) plate VII
Date of Publication:
1827
Subject(s):
Collection:
University of Toronto, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.8786513359449 Longitude: -78.87837
Creative Commons licence:
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Buffalo on Lake Erie


A remarkable coloured etching made from a camera lucida drawing by half-pay officer, Captain Basil Hall, RN of the harbour at Buffalo at the junction of Buffalo Creek and the Erie Canal. Several schooners are in port along with one steamboat, probably the SUPERIOR.