e Aberjona were two great ice houses very well located, with one end projecting into the lake for the inward coming ice blocks and the other end a little over the canal to send the outgoing ice crop by the cheapest possible freight service to Boston.
In summer the canal was delightful also.
No place could be more beautiful than the mile or two of its passage through the lake woodlands.
The great boats never charged us passage money and at every bridge one could step on or off a boat.
Cleopatra's barge may have had silkier awnings and downier cushions, but it did not have a motion more swanlike.
With the eyes shut you could not say there was any motion.
The boatmen never bothered us. They had little to do but to talk.
Theirs was in general an easy service.
The long tow had the horse at one end, and the other was made fast to the top of a slightly elastic pole which stood near but not quite at the middle of the boat's length.
Its exact position was scientifically important, f