Chapter 7.70 - Niagara (continued)
The view of the rapids from the bridge is tumultuous and grand in the extreme. More wild and less majestic and graceful than the falls itself. The river comes dashing and foaming along under the bridge and which causes you, err you are aware to cast your eyes toward the strong stone piers that support it. The building of this bridge must have been a dangerous undertaking – erected by the proprietors of the islands, Gen. Porter & Hon. Porter (cost 3000 dollars).
Met a great many parties of ladies and gentlemen. Looked rather suspiciously at me I thought – wondering what lone female could be visiting Goat Island alone. I however put on as independent an air as possible and enjoyed a delightful ramble. Walked quite all the island and had a magnificent view of the great Horseshoe Falls! Far superior to the American – Left several interesting spots for tomorrow, when I trust my father and sister will be well enough to enjoy them with me.
(Monday) – Quite happy to find the invalids better this morning_ Tho’ Eliza not able to walk to Iris Island with us. Walked all around it again, enjoying the scenery, if possible, more than yesterday. There is a wandering path down the steep bank, leading to a projecting rock, from which we looked down into the abyss below. Rather dizzying work tho’ – not good to venture too near the edge.