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A THOUSAND MILES IN THE ROB ROY CANOE

ON RIVERS AND LAKES OF EUROPE.

BY J. MACGREGOR, M.A.,

TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE; BARRISTER AT LAW:

With Numerous Illustrations and a Map.

_SIXTH THOUSAND._

LONDON: SAMPSON LOW, SON, AND MARSTON MILTON HOUSE, LUDGATE-HILL. 1866.

(_The Right of Translation reserved._)

PREFACE.

The voyage about to be described was made last Autumn in a small Canoe, with a double paddle and sails, which the writer managed alone.

The route led sometimes over mountains and through forests and plains, where the boat had to be carried or dragged.

The waters navigated were as follows:--

The Rivers Thames, Sambre, Meuse, Rhine, Main, Danube, Reuss, Aar, Ill, Moselle, Meurthe, Marne, and Seine.

The Lakes Titisee, Constance, Unter See, Zurich, Zug, and Lucerne, together with six canals in Belgium and France, and two expeditions in the open sea of the British Channel.

TEMPLE, LONDON, _April 25, 1866_.

THE AUTHOR'S PROFITS FROM THE FIRST AND SECOND EDITIONS, WERE GIVEN TO THE ROYAL NATIONAL LIFE-BOAT INSTITUTION AND TO THE SHIPWRECKED MARINERS' SOCIETY.

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.

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RAPIDS OF THE REUSS (_Frontispiece_). --

SEA ROLLERS IN THE CHANNEL 19

SWIMMING HERD ON THE MEUSE 28

SINGERS' WAGGON ON THE DANUBE 49

A CROWD IN THE MORNING 65

HAYMAKERS AMAZED 80

NIGHT SURPRISE AT GEGGLINGEN 93

THE ROB ROY IN A BUSTLE 110

SAILING UPON LAKE ZUG 134

SHIRKING A WATERFALL 152

A CRITICAL MOMENT 168

ASTRIDE THE STERN 186

THE ROB ROY AND THE COW 213

POLITE TO THE LADIES 230

GROUP OF FRENCH FISHERS 246

PASSING A DANGEROUS BARRIER 263

A CHOKED CANAL 281

RIGGING ASHORE 290

ROUTE OF THE CANOE (_Map_) 291

CHART OF CURRENTS AND ROCKS 302


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