1847 Scientific American  
New Haven was put in telegraphic commu n ication with Toronto, Upper Canada, recen tly, and messages were instantly exchanged between the two cities. The route is via New York, Albany, Rochester, Buffalo, and then cr('ssing the Niagara ri vel' below the falls, passes round Lake Ontario to Toronto, the entire distance being nine hundred miles! The experiment WaS a most s ucc €ssful one, and the distance was overcome with as much apparent ease and promptne�s, as between New Haven and Hartford. It
more » ... en and Hartford. It was the 10ngeEt distance ever traversed by the lightning in a continuous unbroken line. The distance from Allyn's Point, (New Lon don) to Worcester,-66 miles was run on Tues day last, the 22d inst., in ONE HOUR and 52 minules including three stops. The engine which performed this feat is called the Col.
doi:10.1038/scientificamerican07031847-322z fatcat:5szumovmbvdpnbc3odm4yph364