The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Lyons Advertiser (Lyons, NY), 7 Jun 1822

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On Tuesday last we were gratified with seeing Messrs. Clinton, Young, Van Rensselaer, Holley and Seymour, Canal Commissioners, and Messrs. Wright and White, Engineers, in our village, on their passage west upon the canal, to meet at Buffalo. This is the first time the Commissioners, in a body, have passed thus far upon this section of the canal, where there is now a regular line of packet boats - one of which, the Myron Holley, is the most convenient and best built boat ever launched upon the canal.

This country, in the estimation of the Commissioners, has already, in the rapid march of improvement, assumed quite a different impact from that which it bore a few years since, when first explored and surveyed by them. Whoever may have been the first to suggest the practicability, and expediency of the Erie Canal, we are sill deeply indebted to the Commissioners who have so faithfully and so successfully thus far, progressed towards its completion.

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On Oct. 29, 1822 the first boat left the basin on the east side of the Genesee River in Rochester loaded with flour for Little Falls. - P. 70, Landmarks of Wayne County, Edited by George W. Cowles, (Syracuse) 1895.
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7 Jun 1822
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.06423 Longitude: -76.99025
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Lyons Advertiser (Lyons, NY), 7 Jun 1822