The Emigrant And Sportsman In Canada; Some Experiences Of An Old Country Settler. With Sketches Of Canadian Life, Sporting Adventures, And Observation by John J. RowanThe Emigrant And Sportsman In Canada; Some Experiences Of An Old Country Settler. With Sketches Of Canadian Life, Sporting Adventures, And Observation by John J. Rowan

The Emigrant And Sportsman In Canada; Some Experiences Of An Old Country Settler. With Sketches Of…

byJohn J. Rowan

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1876 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIV. CLIMATE, ETC. Emigration to Canada has in times past been unfavourably influenced by erroneous opinions that have prevailed as to the severity of the Canadian climate. I have been over the greater part of the continent of North America, and have no hesitation in saying that in no other place is the climate so healthy and conducive to length of life as in Canada. The medical statistics of our army show that there is no healthier station for a sound man throughout the length and breadth of the British Empire than British North America. I say for a "sound man," because I believe there are certain complaints of the lungs and bronchial arrangements for which the great cold and extreme changes of temperature are not suited; but even in these cases it is a question whether the Canadian climate is more trying than the damp cold of our average English winter. In a country as large as Europe, there are of course varieties of climate; but, as compared with that of the British Isles, two general characteristics prevail over its entire extent, viz. greater heat in summer and greater cold in winter. Nova Scotia, Cape Breton, and that part of New Brunswick bordering on the Bay of Fundy, owing to their propinquity to the Arctic current, combine the worst features of the Canadian and of the English climates, viz. savage cold with rain and fog, rapidly alternating from one to the other. Travellers, therefore, who do not get beyond the seaboard, carry away with them an unfavourable and unjust idea of the Canadian climate. A stranger having penetrated the fogs of the Bay of Fundy finds himself in the city of St. John a victim to the wind. When it blows from the north or north-west, the weather is dry and cold in winter, dry and warm in summer; the instant it veers...
Title:The Emigrant And Sportsman In Canada; Some Experiences Of An Old Country Settler. With Sketches Of…Format:PaperbackDimensions:132 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.28 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217292372

ISBN - 13:9780217292375

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