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Hudson River Route

New York to West Point, Catskill Mountains, Albany, Saratoga, Lake George, Lake Champlain, Adirondack Mountains, Mountain Mansfield, Green Mountains, Montreal and Quebec (Classic Reprint)

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Hudson River Route by Charles Newhal Taintor
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Excerpt from Hudson River Route: New York to West Point, Catskill Mountains, Albany, Saratoga, Lake George, Lake Champlain, Adirondack Mountains, Mountain Mansfield, Green Mountains, Montreal and Quebec The cluster of houses on the upper side of the creek whose mouth is here seen, is known as Spuyten Duyvil, but the name was originally applied only to the creek itself, which connects Harlem River with the Hudson, thereby forming Manhattan Is land. Through this estuary tide-water ows, the currents meet ing at or near Kingsbridge, about a mile from the Hudson. Here the main line of the Hudson River Railroad strikes the shore of the river, curving' sharply through a deep rock-cutting, just north of the bridge. The branch which crosses the bridge is used mostly for freight, but has also a passenger station at 3lst Street. The main passenger terminus is at the Grand Central Depot at 42d Street and Fourth Avenue. The name Spuyten Duyvil is ascribed by the veracious Diedrich Knickerbocker (washington Irving), to Anthony Van Corlear, the redoubtable Dutch trumpeter, who, be ing bound on an important mission to the mainland, and finding himself unable to procure a boat, swore that en spuyt den d'uy vil he would swim the creek. He plunged in, and when mid way across was observed to struggle violently, until no longer able to resist the Duyvil, who was doubtless tugging at his legs, he raised his trumpet to his lips, gave a loud blast, and sank for ever to the bottom. However it obtained its name, the vicinity is interesting. The creek formed the southern boundary of the famous neutral ground of revolutionary times, where the regular troops of the American and British armies were continually mak. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works."
Release date Australia
November 17th, 2016
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
, black & white illustrations
Imprint
Forgotten Books
Dimensions
152x229x16
ISBN-13
9781334309373
Product ID
26409655

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