¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 The cool shady depths and sandy bottom at this point formerly furnished a great many Salmen [sic], caught entirely by nets, but the yield has dwindled down to 1000 lbs from 8000 lbs. The river is here narrower and deeper (76 ft) than at any other point.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 There is a famous echo from the rock which, together with the rapids at the foot of the precipice has given rise to various legends. The rock is now pierced by a railway tunnel.
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 Above the little town of Oberwesel rise the picturesque ruins of Schönburg the cradle of a once mighty race. Count Frederick Hermann, Marshall Schomberg, +c The legend says that in older times seven sisters lived there who were called the seven beautiful countesses. The renown of their beauty and fortune allured [sic] many admirers from far and near. Their homages grew so troublesome that the seven “beauties” resolved to get rid of them.