Stephens Baker's journey took place from August 21 to August 30, 1850. He departed Boston by train, travelling north through New Hampshire and Vermont to Montreal. From there, he travelled down the St. Lawrence River, stopping at Kingston before reaching Lake Ontario. By August 27 he had entered the Niagara River and arrived at Lewiston, spending that day sightseeing in Niagara. On August 28 he spent some time in Rochester, New York and travelled to Albany the following day, returning to Boston on August 30.