The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Black Rock Gazette (Buffalo, NY), 23 Nov. 1826, page 2


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[From Niles Register.]

THE NEW YORK CANALS

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There are about 100 sail of coasters on the American side of Lake Erie--200 will be required after the Ohio canal is finished, and fairly in use. Buffalo, a mere village before the war, has 5,000 inhabitants, and the number is daily increasing. One steam boat on the lake had not sufficient business two years since--six are now well employed. We shall soon have ports on Huron and Michigan. Green Bay will be an important point, and Michilimakinac the centre of a very extensive trade which will pass either to New York, Philadelphia, or New Orleans, by canals and river navigation, every foot of the way! A thousand miles of space has been reduced as if to fifty. Distance is subdued by science, supported by public spirit.

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Column 5 to
Date of Original:
23 Nov. 1826
Local identifier:
GLN.1579
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Richard Palmer
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Black Rock Gazette (Buffalo, NY), 23 Nov. 1826, page 2