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The section through which it passes, before its junction with the Missouri, is represented as being elegantly diversified with woodlands, prairies, and rich bottoms, and the banks are lined with a luxuriant growth of plants and flowers.
The junction of these two noble rivers, the Ohio and Mississippi, is really a splendid sight-the scenery is picturesque, and the water at the point of union is fully two miles broad.
Although these reeds are fresh-water plants, they were covered with barnacles, having been killed by an incursion of salt-water over an extent of many acres, where the sea had for a season usurped a space previously gained from it by the river.
When the carboniferous forests sank below high-water mark, a species of Spirorbis or Serpula (Figure 431), attached itself to the outside of the stumps and stems of the erect trees, adhering occasionally even to the interior of the bark- another proof that the process of envelopment was very gradual.
It is then forced northward along the coast of Florida and the Middle States.
Through this strait, after a strong trade wind has been blowing for a time, the current sets into the Gulf of Mexico at the rate of two or three knots an hour.