23H Route 28. ROCHESTER. From New York
ing from the Council Chamber; farther up are the Bridal Veil, Jacob's
Ladder, and the Curtain Falls. The stream, which contains more water
than that in Watkins Glen, may be followed up (no path) beyond the
glen proper. — There are other pretty glens in the neighbourhood.
Beyond Geneva the line makes a wide sweep to the N. 355 M.
Clifton Springs (620 ft.; Sanitarium, $3-3l/2; Hotel, $11/2), with
sulphurous springs. — 366 M. Canandaigua (740 ft.: Seneca Point
Hotel, Canandaigua Ho., $2-3), a village with 6151 inhab., at the
N. end of Canandaigua Lake (670 ft.; 15 M. long and 1 M. wide).
Steamers ply on the lake to various points of summer-resort.
From Canandaigua to Watkins, 47 M., Northern Central Railway in
I72 hr. — This line runs towards the S.E. 24 M. Penn Yan (Benham Ho.,
Knapp Ho., $2-272), at the head of "Lake Keuka, a charming little sheet of
water, 710 ft. above the sea and 265 ft. above Seneca Lake (p. 237), from
which it is separated by a narrow ridge. It is 18 M. long and V2-IV2 M. wide.
Steamers (fare 25 c.) ply from Penn Yan to Hammondsport, at the head of the
lake, calling at many pleasant intermediate points. Much wine is raised
on the banks of the lake. — 47 M. Watkins (p. 237). Beyond this point tbe
railway goes on to Elmira (p. 244), Philadelphia, Washington, and Bal¬
Canandaigua is also the junction of a line to Buffalo via Batavia (p. 248).
The stations hence to (394 M.) Rochester are unimportant.
Rochester (510 ft.; * Powers Hotel, from $ 3; Osburn Ho., $ 2-3;
Whitcomb, from $272; Rail. Restaurant), a city of 162,608 inhab.,
situated on both sides of the Genesee, 7 M. from Lake Ontario, makes
flour, beer, clothing, boots, and other articles to the annual value of
$70,000,000. Near the middle of the city the river forms a perpen¬
dicular Fall, 90-100 ft. high (best seen from the Piatt St. Bridge,
reached from the Powers Hotel by following Main St. to the left,
State St. to the left, and Piatt St. to the right). The river forms
two other falls to the N. within the city-limits, the Middle Fall, 25 ft.
high, and the Lower Fall, 85 ft. high. — Main St. crosses the river
by a concealed bridge, lined on both sides with houses in the style
of old London Bridge. Nenr this the Erie Canal is conducted over
the river by an *Aqueduct, 850 ft. long and 45 ft. wide, a fine piece
of engineering. — A fine *View of the city is obtained from the
tower (204 ft.) of the Powers Building (10 c). — The University of
Rochester (260 students), in the E. part of the city, has good geolog¬
ical collections. — The City Hall, near West Main St., has a tower
175 ft. high. — Mt. Hope Cemetery is pretty, and the Public Parks
are well laid out. The statue of Frederick Douglass (1817-95), the
coloured statesman, is by S. W. Edwards (1898). — Interesting visits
may be paid to the large Flour Mills and Breweries (lager beer),
lining the river, to the extensive Nurseries in the outskirts of the
city, and to the headquarters of the Eastman Kodak Co. Rochester
is a great centre of Spiritualists and supporters of Woman's Rights.
Railways radiate from Rochester to Elmira and New York, Pittsburg,
Niagara Falls, Ontario Beach (Hot. Ontario, $ 2), on Lake Ontario, etc. —
A fine drive may be taken along the Boulevard to (7 M.) Lake Ontario.
The direct Railway to Niagara Falls (74 M.) runs via Lockport to
Suspension Bridge (p. 247) and the Falls (p. 249).