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Title: Appletons' illustrated hand-book of American travel. A full and reliable guide ... to ... the United States and the British provinces. With careful maps of all parts of the country, and pictures of famous places and scenes, from original drawings by the author and other artists
Year: 1857 (1850s)
Authors: T. Addison Richards
Subjects: United States--Guidebooks Canada--Guidebooks
Publisher: D. Appleton
Contributing Library: Thoreau Society Collections at the Thoreau Institute at Walden Woods
Digitizing Sponsor: Federally funded with LSTA funds through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners


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(Ferry toCatskill village, route to Catskill Moun-tains); Hudson, 116 (Railway route toBoston, via Hudson and Berkshireroad); Stockport, 120 ; Coxsackie, 125 ;Stuyvesant,126 ; Schodack, 133 ; Castle-ton, 136; East Albany, 144 (Ferry toAlbany); Troy, 152 miles. STEAMBOAT ROUTE. If the traveller accompany us up theHudson, he will take passage in one ofthe noble steamers (very fittingly calledfloating palaces), which leave New Yorkevery morning and night. The size and beauty of the boats, andthe conveniences, comfort, and luxuryof all their appointments, will be matterfor pleasant wonder and thought, evento those most accustomed to them,whenever a moment can be stolen fromthe endless attractions of the way. We start as the morning sun is fallingupon the thousand sail which fill thegrand Bay of New York; but scarcelyhave our eyes taken in half the beautiesof this superb panorama—the roofs, anuspires, and domes of the great metrop- NEW YORK. 121 The Hudson—Palisades—Bulls Ferry. f»

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_.<r;.= i,~T ^.^^ The Palisades on the lludson. olis on one side, Jersey City upon theopposite shore, the fortresses of Gover-nors Island, of Bedloes, of Elliss Isl-ands, and of Fort Hamilton ; the shoresof old Long Island, and the villa banksof Staten Island beyond, with the far-off perspective of the hill-bound Nar-rows—before we must turn our backsupon it all, to gaze upon the yet morecharming scenes which are presentedto us as our steamer turns its prownorthward. Along we sail, past the streets andwharves of the city, which seem inter-minable in succession, but our eyes fallupon the wooded shores at last, upon theelegant country villas peeping out fromamong the trees on the one hand, andthe tall cliffs of the far-reaching Pali-sades on the other. The wilderness ofbrick and stone is behind us and for-gotten, in the presence of green fieldsand rustling woods. Even the subur-bs n charms of Hobokcn, and the preci-pices of Weehawkcn, with its grave andmemories of the unfortunate H


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