The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Geneva Palladium (Geneva, NY), Wed., Nov. 13, 1822


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From the Utica Gazette.

The aqueduct across the Mohawk River, at Little Falls, was finished last week and filled with water. This is a structure of considerable magnitude, built entirely of stone, in point of solidity and beauty, probably not exceeded by any work of the kind in the United States. it forms a connection between the Erie Canal and the old cut on the opposite side of the river, and answers the double purposes of opening a communication to the village of Little Falls, and of feeding the canal with water.

A marble slab, with the following inscription, executed in a very handsome style, by Mr. Erastus Cross, of this village, is placed in the parapet wall over the centre in the principal arch.

ERECTED IN 1822.
COMMENCED AUG. 15. - COMPLETED OCT. 15.
Canal Commissioners.
DE WITT CLINTON, President.
STEPHEN VAN RENSSELAER.
SAMUEL YOUNG, HENRY SEYMOUR,
MYRON HOLLEY, WILLIAM C. BOUCK,
HENRY SEYMOUR, Acting Commissioner,
BENJAMIN WRIGHT, Chief Engineer.
CANVASS WHITE, Assistant.
ARA ROADWELL, Builder


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Date of Original:
Wed., Nov. 13, 1822
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Local identifier:
GLN.3958
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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Geneva Palladium (Geneva, NY), Wed., Nov. 13, 1822