1901 June Footnotes

[1] This great Water Chute, the finest ever constructed on either side of the Atlantic, measures 350 feet in length and 70 feet in height. By means of a special line of comfortable cars the passenger ascends to the summit in absolute safety. Taking a seat in one of the splendidly equipped boats, the vessel starts down the steep incline, gaining impetus as it descends until an exhilarating speed is attained. With a peculiar swoop the boat bounds upon the cool surface of the lake below with a skimming easy-gliding motion that is the very essence of novel, keenly delightful sensations. The screams of happy laughter, and the eager return of those who have once tasted bear ample testimony to the pleasure derived from this most popular of recreations – from the official Guide and Catalogue

[2] Richard D‘Oyly Carte (1844 – 1901) was an English talent agent, theatrical impresario, composer and hotelier during the latter half of the Victorian era. He founded the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company and built the state-of-the-art Savoy Theatre to host the Gilbert and Sullivan operas.

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