Captain Bonneville gives a striking account of the lake when seen from the land.
Captain Sublette, in one of his early expeditions across the mountains, is said to have sent four men in a skin canoe, to explore the lake, who professed to have navigated all round it; but to have suffered excessively from thirst, the water of the lake being extremely salt, and there being no fresh streams running into it.
From my window here in Bellaggio, I have a view of the other side of the lake
now, which is as beautiful as a picture.
Lawrence near Montreal, and by other rivers and portages, to Lake
Superior, and thence, by several chains of great and small lakes
, to Lake
Athabasca, and the Great Slave Lake
they crossed the string of lakes
from Marsh to Linderman, and began the ascent of Chilcoot.
In 1859, in the month of August, the young traveller, Roscher, from Hamburg, set out with a caravan of Arab merchants, reached Lake
Nyassa, and was there assassinated while he slept.
The men did as the Lake
advised them, and waited for a time.
During the lecture the train had been making good progress, and towards half-past twelve it reached the northwest border of the Great Salt Lake
While I stood stunned and horrified at the frightful evidence before me, there came from the direction of the great lake
an increasing sound that rose to the volume of a shriek.
I sat down at the window, where I could just discover, here and there between the trees, the glimmer of the waters of the lake
Death was in that poisonous wave, And in its gulf a fitting grave For him who thence could solace bring To his lone imagining -- Whose solitary soul could make An Eden of that dim lake
From this high backbone of earth, to the north, across the diminishing, down-falling ranges, we caught a glimpse of a far lake
The whip- poor-will was heard whistling his melancholy notes along the margin of the lake
, and the ponds and meadows were sending forth the music of their thousand tenants.
The beauties of Lake
George are well known to every American tourist.
You must know, sire, that my father was Mahmoud, the king of this country, the Black Isles, so called from the four little mountains which were once islands, while the capital was the place where now the great lake