Chapter 7.87 - Niagara (continued)
Continued from 7.86- low. Passed Lewiston, nearly opposite to Queenston, and several other towns (the last town on the American side is Niagara), and soon found ourselves in the great Lake Ontario ! More like a sea than a lake. Lost sight of land for some hours. Wish the day had been finer for altho' the sky was clear, the breeze was high, and the water too rough to be pleasant. What a noble sheet it is ! -- of the deepest blue colour.
This fine steamer far surpassed any American boat we had seen. The ornamental work, as well as the boat itself, was much more substantial. Ladies cabin very handsome -- all the mouldings and furniture of black walnut, a fine substantial looking wood. 2 tables with pretty marble tops. An elegant full length dressing glass -- handsome rocking chairs --sofas, hair bottoms -- Elegantly made curtains, drab damask, trimmed with green silk fringe 1/4 yd. deep - large gilt poles and rings. Everything was in good order, clean and comfortable, and an attentive stewardess.