Sarnia, Ontario. June 14, 2013.
Accompanied by Dr. Bucke, Whitman visited Sarnia in July, 1880. Whitman wrote, "I am writing this on Front Street, close by the river, the St. Clair, on a bank. The setting sun, a great blood red ball is just descending on the Michigan shore, throwing a bright crimson track across the water to where I stand."
In a slightly more humorous entry in Whitman's notes of his Canadian trip, he wrote: "A moonlight excursion up Lake Huron. We were to start at 8pm, but after waiting forty minutes later for a music-band, which, to my secret satisfaction, didn't come, we, and the Hiawatha went off without it."