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Identifier: remarksmadeonsho00insill
Title: Remarks, made on a short tour, between Hartford and Quebec, in the autumn of 1819
Year: 1820 (1820s)
Authors: Silliman, Benjamin, 1779-1864
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Publisher: New-Haven : Printed and published by S. Converse
Contributing Library: University of Pittsburgh Library System
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ts confluence 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 astream, directed (as already mentioned in the de-scription of print 7,) from the Montmorenci, justabove 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

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