340 Route 46. PORT HURON. From Buffalo
St. Nicholas, $ 2; Rail. Restaurant), finely situated at the W. end of
Lake Ontario, a busy industrial and commercial city of 48,980 inhab.,
is the junction of the railway to Toronto, which may also be reached
by steamer. — 87 M. Harrisburg (735 ft.), the junction of various
lines; 115 M. Woodstock (960 ft.).
144M.London (805ft.; TecumsehHo., $2-3; Grigg Ho., $ll/2-2;
Rail. Restaurant), an important agricultural and railway centre, with
37,981 inhab. and a -considerable trade. — 203 M. Sarnia (Bell
Chamber, Tendome, $ 2), on Lake Huron, with 8176 inhabitants.
We now pass from Canada to the United States (Michigan) by a
"Tunnel, l1/^ M. long, under the St. Clair River.
This was constructed in 1889-90 at a cost, including approaches, of
$2,700,000 (540,000i.). It consists of a cast-iron tube, with an inside dia¬
meter of 20 ft., and was designed by Mr. Joseph Hobson.
Central time is now the standard. 206 M. Port Huron (Harring¬
ton, $21/2-31/2! Huron Beach Hotel; Rail. Restaurant), with (1900)
19,158 inhab., lies on Lake Huron, at the mouth of the Black River,
and carries on a trade of considerable importance (lumber, fish, etc.).
The train now runs to the S.W. through Michigan. 251 M. Lapeer
(p. 338). From (288 M.) Durand (Rail. Restaurant) a line diverges
to Grand Haven, on Lake Michigan, whence a steamer plies to Mil¬
waukee (p. 359). 320 M. Lansing (p. 338); 365 M. Battle Creek (p. 339;
Rail. Restaurant); 396 M. Schoolcraft; 442 M. South Bend (p. 333);
485 M. Valparaiso (p. 334); 521 M. Blue Island Junction.
541 M. Chicago (Dearborn Station), see R. 4o.
e. By Steamer.
It is possible to go the whole way from Buffalo to Chicago by water,
through Lakes Erie, Huron, and Michigan, without change of steamer.
— The 'North Land' and 'North West', the two magnificent steamers of
the Northern Steamship Co. (each 386 ft. long, of 5000 tons burden, and
accommodating 500 passengers), leave Buffalo (wharf at foot of Main St.)
every Wed. and Sat. in summer at 8 p.m. (central time). The 'North
land' goes through to Chicago, which it reaches on Sat. at 1p.m.; the
'North West' goes to (3 Aajs) Duluth (comp. p. 372), and Chicago passengers
must change at (I1/2 day) Mackinac Island. Through-fare to Chicago
$ 13.50, berths extra (to Mackinac from $3 up). Luggage up to 150 lbs. is
free. Fares to Cleveland, $2.50; to Detroit, $4.75; to Mackinac Island,
$ S.50; to Sault-Ste-Marie, $10.75; to Duluth, $17.50. These steamers are
admirably appointed in every way and afford most comfortable quarters.
The Northern S.S. Co. works in connection with the Great Northern Rail¬
way and offers a large choice of circular and other tours by land and
water. — At Mackinac Island (see above) Chicago passengers on the 'North
West' change to the steamer 'Manitou' (3000 tons) of the Manitou Steam¬
ship Co., which reaches the 'Windy City' in one day more (from Buffalo
272 days; meals on 'Manitou" a la carte, berth from $ 1). As the 'Manitou'
does not call at Milwaukee, passengers for that city are sent on from Chicago
by the Goodrich Line without extra charge.
The steamers of the Anchor Line ('Tionesta' the best) leave Buffalo
(Atlantic Dock, foot of Evans St.) once or twice weekly between May 1st
and Oct. 1st for Duluth, which they reach in about. 4 days (through-fare, in¬
cluding berth and meals, $ 27). They call at Erie, Cleveland, Detroit, Mackinac