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" This lake-like scenery continues for about fifteen miles, during which the fall of the river scarcely exceeds as many feet, but on reaching the rapids, it descends over a limestone bed about 50 feet in less than a mile, and is then thrown down about 165... "
Travels in North America: With Geological Observations on the United States ... - Pagina 230
door Sir Charles Lyell - 1845 - 272 pagina’s
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Travels in North America, in the Years 1841-2: With Geological ..., Volume 2

Sir Charles Lyell - 1845 - 231 pagina’s
...from 1 to 6 correspond with those referring to similar colours in the map of the Niagara district, PL III., Vol. I. p. 30, in which the usual position of...where the drift occurs, described in Vol. II., p. 78, as connected with the valley of St. David's. The next notch and projection, half a mile lower down...
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Travels in North America, in the Years 1841-2: With Geological ..., Volumes 1-2

Sir Charles Lyell - 1845
...scarcely exceeds as many feet, but on reaching the rapids, it descends over a limestone bed about 50 feet in less than a mile, and is then thrown down about 165 feet perpendicularly at the Falls. The largest of these, called the Horseshoe Fall, is 1800 feet, or more than a third of a mile, broad,...
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Travels in North America, in the Years 1841-2: With Geological ..., Volume 1

Sir Charles Lyell - 1845
...exceeds as many feet, but on reaching the rapids, it descends over a limestone bed about 50 feet in kss than a mile, and is then thrown down about 165 feet perpendicularly at the Falls. The largest of these, called the Horseshoe Fall, is 1800 feet, or more than a third of a mile, broad,...
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Travels in North America: With Geological Observations on the ..., Volume 1

Sir Charles Lyell - 1845 - 332 pagina’s
...scarcely exceeds as many feet, but on reaching the rapids, it descends over a limestone bed about 50 feet in less than a mile, and is then thrown down about 1 65 feet perpendicularly at the Falls. The largest of these, called the Horse-shoe Fall, is 1800 feet,...
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The North British review

1851
...wonders ot * to feel iu full mnjmificence ..... "When the N' the rapids it descends over a limestone bed about fifty feet in less than a mile, and is then thrown down about 1C5 feet perpendicularly at the Falls. The largest of these, called the Horse-shoe Fall, is 1800 feet,...
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Travels in North America, Canada, and Nova Scotia: With Geological Observations

Sir Charles Lyell - 1855
...illustration of a lecture delivered at Boston in the autumn. A reference to the section at p. 45. Vol. I., and to map, PI. III., and^ to the observations made...dimensions of these and the ravine, see Vol. I. p. 3 1 . The river then flows for seven miles in the ravine with a fall of 100 feet. The first notch on...
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Canada: Physical, Economic, and Social

Adam Lillie - 1855 - 294 pagina’s
...scarcely exceeds as many feet, but on reaching the rapids, it descends over a Limestone bed about 150 feet in less than a mile, and is then thrown down about 165 feet perpendicularly at the Falls. The deep narrow chasm below the great cataract is from 200 to 400 yards wide, and 300 feet deep ; and...
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Canada: Physical, Economic, and Social

Adam Lillie - 1855 - 294 pagina’s
...scarcely exceeds as many feet, but on reaching the rapids, it descends over a Limestone bed about 150 feet in less than a mile, and is then thrown down about 165 feet perpendicularly at the Falls. The deep narrow chasm below the great cataract is from 200 to 400 yards wide, and 300 feet deep ; and...
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Anthology and Bibliofraphy of Niagara Falls: Volume I

Charles Mason Dow - 1921
...scarcely exceeds as many feet, but on reaching the rapids, it descends over a limestone bed about 50 feet in less than a mile, and is then thrown down about 165 feet perpendicularly at the Falls. The largest of these, called the Horseshoe Fall, is 1800 feet, or more than a third of a mile, broad,...
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Anthology and Bibliography of Niagara Falls, Volume 1

Charles Mason Dow - 1921 - 1423 pagina’s
...scarcely exceeds as many feet, but on reaching the rapids, it descends over a limestone bed about 50 feet in less than a mile, and is then thrown down about 1 65 feet perpendicularly at the Falls. The largest of these, called the Horseshoe Fall, is 1 800 feet,...
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