The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Geneva Gazette (Geneva, NY), Wed., Aug. 2, 1820

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Utica, July 25.

On Saturday last the canal was filled with water for the first time from the western extremity of Liberty street to Genesee street, a distance of about half a mile. Considerable interest was excited and many attended on this occasion. At the appointed hour the slender bar which held in check the water, was removed, and the flood rolled gently on, carrying upon its bosom several boats filled with citizens and strangers who attended to witness this novel and interesting scene. The several bridges and the banks of the canal were also covered with admiring spectators. The arrival of the boats at Genesee street was announced by three hearty cheers, after which the refreshments which had been provided for the occasion, were plentifully distributed. - Utica Gazette.

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    Latitude: 43.10979 Longitude: -76.43105
Richard Palmer
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Geneva Gazette (Geneva, NY), Wed., Aug. 2, 1820