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Identifier: remarksmadeonsho00sill
Title: Remarks, made on a short tour, between Hartford and Quebec, in the autumn of 1819;
Year: 1820 (1820s)
Authors: Silliman, Benjamin, 1779-1864
Publisher: New-Haven: Printed and published by S. Converse
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation

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ce with the St. Law-rence, is the great establishment of Mr. Patterson,for sawing lumber. The mills, which are probablyas extensive as any in the world, are fed by as^tream, directed (as already mentioned in the de-scription of print 7,) from the Montmorenci, justahove the falls. It is conducted along, on the highbank, in a large artificial channel, of plank and tim-ber, till, rushing down the inclined plane, formed bythe great natural descent of the hill, it acquires aprodigious velocity, and, falling upon the waterwheels, in the mill, at the bottom of the bank, itimparts an impulse, sufficiently powerful, to turn themachinery of a vast establishment, and performs avery great amount of labour. Nor does it injurethe cataract, as Lieutenant Hall, in his travels, sup-poses it would ; for, it is no more missed from thestream of the Montmorenci, than a pebble wouldbe from its banks. Contiguous to these mills, is a vast deposit oflumber ; much of it is afloat, and is guarded from r S2 I fs

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TOUR BETWEEN HARTFORD AND QTEBEC. 231 floatins; quite away, by wharves and pillars, and byvery extensive artificial dams, running out a greatway into tlie St. Lawrence, and formins; a larse ba-sin. I cannot say with confidence, how manv acresit appeared to cover; ray elevation on the contiguousbank, was so great, that I might be much deceived;but it served, togetlier with tiie deposits which wehad seen at the Chaudiere, at Sillery, in Wolfescove, and other places, to give us a strong impres-sion otthe magnitude of the Canadian lumber trade;it is, in fact, die principal business of the country;and the ships waiting to receive it, are very nume-rous. A good deal of tliis lumber, as we were as-sured, comes from Vermont, and is rafted downLake Champlaiu, and through the rivers Sore! andSt. Lawrence. To us, who had never seen any thing to comparewitli the exhibition of lumber, on the waters aroundQuebec, this sight, and the other similar ones, ap-peared very remarkable. The number, and siz

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