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Farmer's Journal & Welland Canal Intelligencer (St. Catharines, ON), August 29, 1827


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From The Black Rock Gazette

Improvement In Crossing The Niagara - We noticed last year, with much pleasure, the establishment of the horse ferry boat Cossack, to ply between this harbour and Waterloo, U.C.. This was accomplished by the publick spirit of Messrs. Fraser, Brace, and Still - thus affording a safe and expeditious passage across a rapid river.

There is another ferry established by law, at the foot of Squaw Island, to accommodate such of the inhabitants of Canada as may desire access to the new village, just forming, at the foot of the harbour. This will probably be put in operation next spring, either by steam or horse power, by Mr. Penfield and his associates.

We now learn with satisfaction, that another horse ferry boat has recently been put in operation at Youngstown, plying between that place and Niagara. U.C.. This boat was built by Messrs. John Phillips and Andrew Heron, and is said to perform admirably well; and there is not the least doubt but that the establishment of this boat will be of great utility, and insure publick confidence by its certainty, speed and safety. It supplies the connecting link in an excursive safe carriage circuit, of some 2 or 3 days, in which more interesting views and objects, more wonders of nature, are developed, than in any one of similar extent, in any part of the globe. Commencing the excursion at Buffalo, crossing the Niagara at Black Rock, in the horse boat, and branching off from Chippawa to the Deep Cut and St.Catharines - recrossing the Niagara in the new boat at Youngstown, and again diverging at Manchester to Lockport - returning and completing your route at Buffalo. Let us put down the most conspicuous objects, and see if our assertion can be supported by facts.

Niagara Falls - the most stupendous in the world.

Islands, twenty-one half of which number have never received the print of a human foot.

Lakes - Erie and Ontario.

Forts - Scholosser, Erie, George, Mississauga and Niagara: some in complete ruins - some deserted and dilapidated.

Villages - Buffalo, Black Rock, Waterloo, Chippawa, Deep Cut, St.Catharines, Youngstown, Queenston, Niagara, Lewistown, Manchester, Tuscarora, (Indian), Lockport, and Tonewanta.

Battle Grounds - Fort Erie, Chippawa, Lundy's Lane, Queenston and Niagara.

Erie canal, Welland canal, Lockport combined locks, Devil's Hoel, Brock's Monument, Whirlpool, Medicinal spring, and Burning spring.

and expeditious passage across a rapid river. There is another ferry established by law, at the foot of Squaw Island, to accommodate such of the inhabitants of Canada as may desire access to the new village, just forming, at the foot of the harbour. This will probably be put in operation next spring, either by steam or horse power, by Mr. Penfield and his associates. We now learn with satisfaction, that another horse ferry boat has recently been put in operation at Youngstown, plying between that place and Niagara. U.C.. This boat was built by Messrs. John Phillips and Andrew Heron, and is said to perform admirably well; and there is not the least doubt but that the establishment of this boat will be of great utility, and insure publick confidence by its certainty, speed and safety. It supplies the connecting link in an excursive safe carriage circuit, of some 2 or 3 days, in which more interesting views and objects, more wonders of nature, are developed, than in any one of similar extent, in any part of the globe. Commencing the excursion at Buffalo, crossing the Niagara at Black Rock, in the horse boat, and branching off from Chippawa to the Deep Cut and St.Catharines - recrossing the Niagara in the new boat at Youngstown, and again diverging at Manchester to Lockport - returning and completing your route at Buffalo. Let us put down the most conspicuous objects, and see if our assertion can be supported by facts. Niagara Falls - the most stupendous in the world. Islands, twenty-one half of which number have never received the print of a human foot. Lakes - Erie and Ontario. Forts - Scholosser, Erie, George, Mississauga and Niagara: some in complete ruins - some deserted and dilapidated. Villages - Buffalo, Black Rock, Waterloo, Chippawa, Deep Cut, St.Catharines, Youngstown, Queenston, Niagara, Lewistown, Manchester, Tuscarora, (Indian), Lockport, and Tonewanta. Battle Grounds - Fort Erie, Chippawa, Lundy's Lane, Queenston and Niagara. Erie canal, Welland canal, Lockport combined locks, Devil's Hoel, Brock's Monument, Whirlpool, Medicinal spring, and Burning spring.

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Date of Original:
August 29, 1827
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GLN.19448
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Peter Warwick
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Farmer's Journal & Welland Canal Intelligencer (St. Catharines, ON), August 29, 1827