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A tour from the city of New-York, to Detroit, in the Michigan Territory, made between the 2d of May and the 23d of September, 1818: the tour extends from New-York, by Albany, Schenectady, and Utica, to Sacket's Harbor, and thence through Lake Ontario, to St. Lawrence river, and down that stream to Hamilton village; thence along both banks of the St. Lawrence, from Hamilton to the Thousand Islands; thence to Sacket's Harbour by water; from that place by the route of great Sodus, Geneva, Canandaigua, and Eatavia, to Buffalo; and from thence to Black Rock, Fort Erie, the Falls of Niagara, Queenstown, Lewiston, and the memorable fields of Bridgewater and Chippewa. After viewing the interesting pass of Niagara, the author traversed the south shore of Lake Erie to the city of Detroit, and visited in the latter range Dunkirk, Erie, Cleveland, Sandusky, and other places of less note : the tour contains notices of what fell under the author's observation concerning the natural history and geography of the region over which his travels extended with brief remarks upon such remarkable events and characters as have contributed to give interest to different places 1 editions

A tour from the city of New-York, to Detroit, in the Michigan Territor ...
Darby, William
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The book is made up of a series of letters written during the author’s journey, and are very literate and readable. He does a fine job of recording what he observes, but doesn’t limit himself to that. He also writes about many other topics. For example, during the part of the book in which he is traveling on and around Lake St. Lawrence, he provides considerable information about economic activity in the region.

It took Darby three months and 187 pages to reach Detroit. About 20 pages are then devoted to Detroit and the nearby area before he starts his return voyage.

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1 edition First published in 1982

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