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To the White Mountains, Old Orchard Beach, Portland and the sea via the Canadian Pacific Railway Canadian Pacific Railway Company 1899

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To the
White Mountains
Old Orchard Beach
Portland and
he Canadian Pacific Railway, by
the completion of its new line
from the Detroit River to London,
Ontario, now offers a most attractive direct route from Chicago, St.
Louis, Detroit and Western Points,
to Montreal, Quebec, the White
Mountains, Portland, Maine, Old
Orchard Beach, and the popular
summer resorts of the Maine Coast,
by way of Toronto.
Tourists from Chicago, Detroit
and the West, may now travel through
to Montreal without change by the superb new vestibuled trains
of the Canadian Pacific's Montreal and Chicago Line, making
close connections at Montreal with throug* *eping and parlor
cars for the White Mountains, Old Qrch^H Portland, Maine,
or the trip may be pleasantly varied it deemed preferable, by
changing at Toronto to one of three delightful routes.
One, hereinafter described as route 1, is by the special line of
through Sleeping and Parlor cars between Toronto, the White
Mountains, Old Orchard Beach and Portland, Maine, a line that
won golden opinions from the travelling public last season. These
cars are attached to express trains leaving Toronto at 9:15 p.m.
every Tuesday and Friday ; and Old Orchard Beach at 7:32 a.m.
and Portland at 8:45 a.m. on Mondays and Thursdays for return
trips.   These cars are run for the benefit of those wishing to make WINDSOR STREET STATION. the journey from Toronto to Old Orchard Beach without stop or
change, passing through the heart of the White Mountains by
daylight. This is the only Canadian line running through cars to
the sea directly through the grandest scenery of the White Mountains. Both Sleeping and Parlor cars of this line are new, and the
handsomest money can procure. They are finished in satin-wood
and richly upholstered, and for comfort, and elegance of decorative
work, will stand comparison with any cars in the world. Each car
contains double lavatories and smoking parlor, and every useful
and luxurious appointment known to modern railroading.
The other routes from Toronto, hereinafter described as
routes 2 and 3, offer special inducements to those with more time
at their disposal. Both are delightful trips and either will more
than repay the trifling extra time devoted to it. Route 2 is via
the beautiful Ottawa River and Lachine Rapids to Montreal,
while route 3 is by way of the Thousand Islands and Rapids of
the St. Lawrence River, a trip already so famous that further
reference to it is unnecessary. C. P. R. DINING CAR. Route : I
e leave Toronto by the special through
car service already referred to and roll
away eastward in complete comfort,
realizing that in such cars as these is
embodied the real luxury of travel. A
neat white - jacketed boy announces
refreshments, and for those who desire
a light supper before retiring, a tempting menu is provided. The buffet
service of this line is faultless.
All night (he train rolls steadily Eastward, and after a comfortable sleep, we
find ourselves early in the morning entering the beautiful city of Montreal, and a few moments later
the stately stone structure known as the Canadian Pacific's
Windsor Street Station. After breakfast at the beautifully
appointed restaurant in the station building, we resume our
journey on towards the sea, obtaining a fine view of Montreal
from the commanding elevation of the railway as we leave the
city behind. The next feature of special interest is the broad
St. Lawrence River, which we cross at Lachine village by way
of the Canadian Pacific's immense Steel Cantilever Bridge.
This bridge is rightly considered one of the engineering triumphs
of the century; it is nearly a mile long, each of the channel
spans measure 408 feet in length, lofty enough to allow
the passage of great steamers. Its construction cost over
one million dollars. The village near the southern end is
Caughnawaga, peopled by Indians of the Iroquois nation. The
level plain of Eastern Quebec is soon crossed and at Brigham
Junction the route trends southward through a hilly country and '■'^^
CAMPING SCENE. enters the State of Vermont a short distance south of Abercorn,
and thence leads eastward to the popular summer resort of
Newport, Vermont, charmingly situated at the southern end
of Lake Memphremagog. Thence it traverses an exceedingly
picturesque region and follows the windings of the Passumpsic
river for some distance, affording fine views of the Green
Mountains ere St. Johnsbury is reached. Beyond St. Johnsbury
we cross the lovely Connecticut valley. Soon the first distinct
view is obtained of the famous White Mountains, Lafayette,
the Profile Range, Cherry Mountain and the Lancaster
Range, looming boldly upward, with the grander peaks of
Mount Washington and the Presidential Range towering
above all.
Passing on amid rapidly changing pictures of rare beauty,
we soon reach Fabyan'S, at the northern gate of the White
Mountains, and from here, either by rail or stage, all points
of interest may be visited, By taking a branch line six miles
up the valley, past the pretty Ammonoosuc Falls, we may reach
the base of Mount Washington. From here to the summit
6,293^ feet above the level of the sea, we have a choice of
two routes, one by the Mount Washington Railway, the
other by stage. Those who remain over for a night at Mount
WASHING! ON and witness a sunrise from the summit will surely
enjoy an experience not easily forgotten. From the summit,
stages descend two or three times a day to Glen House, situated
at the northern base of the peak, and from thence to Glen
Station where the railway is again reached*
To return again to the direct route: from Fabyan'S nine
miles eastward, is the famous Crawford Notch, and near the
" gateway" of the Notch is the well-known Crawford House,
standing upon a level plateau 2,016 feet above the sea. Close
to the hotel is a pretty little lake, the headwater of the Saco
River, and upon every side are grandly impressive scenic
pictures. From here the railway winds along the mountainside, with here a tumbling cascade, and there a glorious prospect
to  delight  the  eye.    We   soon   pass   Mounts   Willy   and GATE OF THE CRAWFORD NOTCH. Webster, on the side of which may be seen the superb Silvpr
Cascade, and near the summit, the cave styled the Devil's Den,
Finally we reach Glen Station, (where those who make the ascent
of Mount Washington once more take train) and North Conway
and gradually the grandeur of the mountains is left jehind, The
route now leads through a rich farming country re Jing a variety
of pleasing pastoral landscapes, and we soon reach the city of
Here fellow-passengers separate, many going to the
fashionable resorts of Mount Desert and Bar Harbor, or the
ever-popular Old Orchard Beach, Kennsbunk Port, etc., while
others prefer one or other of the quiet beach resorts so numerous
on the attractive coast of Maine.  Route : II
9.15 p.m.
-   6rOOa m.
7.o~       m.
-    6.30 p».n.
8.15 p.m.
9.00 a.m.
-    12.10a.m.
1.05   p.m.
1.40 a.m.
2.40 p.m.
-    4.45 a.m.
4.25 p.m.
8.20 a.m.
8.00 p.irii
-    9.12 a.m.
9.15  p.m.
™ ™       OTTAWA : RIVER ; AND
O     Leave Toronto
255     Arrive Ottawa    -
Leave Ottawa
388     Arrive Montreal
Leave Montreal
503 "        Newport
545 "        St. Johnsbury
591 "        Fabyan'S
682     Arrive Portland     -
795 "        Old Orchard    -
Teaving Toronto on the celebrated Canadian Pacific
L^ Railway Montreal Express, arriving in Ottawa at
6.00 a.m., tourists are only obliged to leave sleepers in time to
take the steamer* Those desiring to see the city of Ottawa in
preference to the trip by steamer, can wait for the Canadian
Pacific's Boston Express from St. Paul, leaving Ottawa at 11:45 a.m.,
and reaching Montreal at 3,30 p. m., thus affording several hours
for sight-seeing in each city. Leaving Queen's Wharf at 7.30 a.m.,
on the Ottawa River Navigation Company's ir^n steamer Empress,
breakfast is at once served. From the steamer a magnificent
view is obtained of the stately Government Buildings crowning
a lofty bluff, also of Chaudiere Falls in the distance.
The village of Hull and the great lumber slides, the
Rideau Falls and the town of Gatineau, are passed in quick
succession and Buckingham is reached at eight o'clock. Then
follow the picturesque Canadian towns of Cumberland, Rockland
and Thurso, and at 10.30 we arrive at Papineauville, forty
miles from Ottawa. Montebello and L'Original and a pleasing
panorama of mountain and river scenery are next noticed.
From L'Original .the stage leaves for the well-known Caledonia
Springs. At 12.50 we reach Grenville, and here we must leave
the Empress as impassable rapids bar the way. From Grenville
we go by rail to Carillon, thirteen miles distant, making the
trip in about half an hour. At Carillon we re-embark on the
steamer Prince of Wales and find dinner ready for us.    Ere long the attractive village fill
of COMO, situated upon
the south shore of the I ake
of two Mountains a[ v^rs,
and from this point to the
foot of the lake the scenery
will stand comparison with
the fairest portions of any of
the celebrated Canadian lakes.
At 5.25 p.m. we reach the
mouth of the Ottawa where
its rapid flood joins that of
the Majestic St. Lawrence,
and our steamer is boarded at
Lachine village by the Indian
INTERIOR  OF SLEEPING  CAR. pilot whose task it is to steer us safely through the wild turmoil of
the far-famed Lachine Rapids immediately below. The most
exhilarating sensation of the entire trip is now about to be enjoyed.
The steamer glides beneath the Canadian Pacific's *oble bridge,
(referred to in Route 1), and soon the force of the ciiLint increases
surprisingly until we are fairly into the angry water at the head
of the rapids. Then, amid intense excitement, we plunge down the
foamy incline, dash through a succession of tremendous billows,
scattering spray far and wide as we go, until the glorious race is
run and the steamer steadies in the quiet water below. Not a bit
of real danger in it; the pilot knows the channel like a book, and
steers the course to a hair—but the excit ,ent of running the
rapids is one of keen enjoyment, and " running the Lachine rapids'5
is an experience which all Canadians within reach of them delight
in. Montreal is reached at 6.00 p.m., where ample time is
allowed for supper at whichever hotel is preferred. Our train
leaves Montreal at 8.15 p.m., Newport, St. Johnsbury and
Fabyan's are passed during the night. At Crawford's, (5.00 a.m.),
the porter calls everyone that they may raise their window curtains
and catch a glimpse of the sun rising over Mount Washington, a
spectacle which well repays the seeming incom uiience of such an
early awakening. Portland is reached at 8.30 i.m., (where direct
connections are made with all rail and steamL lies);   Old
Orchard at 9.12 a.m. Passengers desiring to p&s through the
White Mountains by daylight, have the option j$t- remaining over
night in Montreal and continuing the journey as shown in Route 1. Route • III
Leave Toronto
"        Kingston   -
Arrive Montreal
Leave Montren.1  -
Arrive Fabyan's
Arrive Portland   -
"       Old Orchard
2 00 p.m.,
5.0O p.m.,
6.30 p.m.,
8.15 p.m.,
9.00 a.m.
4.45 a.m., 4.25 p.m.
8.20 a.m., 8.00 p.m.
9.12 a.m.,   9.15 p.m.
iY this route we leave Toronto on the steamer of the
Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Company at 2.00
p.m., and after spending the remainder of the afternoon and
the following night on Lake Ontario, we find ourselves early in the
morning lying outside the " Limestone City" of Kingston. At
5.00 a. m. we leave Kingston and commence the voyage through
the Wonderful Thousand Islands of the St. Lawrence.
uThic . clustered beauties—as though hand had brought
.Earth s fairest fragments to the common spot,
aire's richest chest of jewels rare
Pei nance had fallen, burst, and scattered there."
During the entire day we voyage among the island marvels
of the world, stopping at many interesting points where fashion
has set her seal, and handsome hotels and pretty little cottages
mark the centres of holiday residence. A detailed description of
the countless attractions of this portion of the trip is wholly unnecessary as the Thousand Islands are known the world over. After passing through the maze of isles, we run in succession the rapids known
as Les Gallopes, Rapid de Plau and Long Sault, thence through
Lake St. Francis and down Coteau Rapids, the Cedars, Split Rock,
Cascade Rapids, and thence through Lake St. Louis and Lachine
Rapids,  as  mentioned,  reaching Montreal  at about 6.30 p. m. Canadian
" Baiiway
By Night
By Daylight
Leave Chicago -   -   -
- 3.00 p.m.,
10.30 p.m.
St. Louis -   -   -
- 7.55 p.m.,
6.55 p.m.
Detroit ICTime II.30 p.m.,
ueuoitJE.Time 12.30 p.m.,
12.45 p.m.
1.45 p.m.
Windsor -   -   -
-  1.00 a.m.,
2.15 p.m.
Chatham    -   -
-  2.15 a.m.,
3.36 p.m.
London        -   -
- 4.00 a.m.,
5.35 p.m.
Toronto  -   -   -
- 8.45 a.m.,
9.15 p.m.
Montreal    -   -
-  8.15 p.m.,
9.00 p m.
Newport     -   -
-12.10 a.m.,
12.40 noon
Arrive St. Johnsbury
-   1.40 a.m.,
2.34 p.m.
Fabyan's    -   -
- 4.45 a.m.,
4.25 p.m.
- 5.00 a.m.,
4.40 p.m.
Portland     -   -
- 8.20 a.m.,
8.00 p.m.
Old Orchard -
-  9.12 a.m.,
9.15 p.m.
Leave Montreal 8.30 p.m. daily
(Saturdays excepted)


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