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Canal Navigation commenced
Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 21 Apr 1824

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Canal Navigation commenced. - The cheering and enlivening sounds of the bugle - the crackings of the teamsters' whips - the continued arrival and departure of stranger, and the busy and anxious looking phizes of our villagers. remind us, while we sit quietly in our office, pondering over "matters and things in general" - once in awhile peeping through our dust-beclouded windows, as a relief to our eyesight - that once more the grand business of internal navigation upon the Erie canal has commenced.

Twelve boats have cleared from the Collector's office in this village since Monday morning, and the packet boats of both lines, (last season rival - now friendly establishments) elegant and convenient, are all in motion. Freight boats repairing - some loading - and Mr. Meech stationing his hands and horses, for an unexampled line of expedition and convenience for freight passage - all tend to rouse the benumbed ideas of winter, and hail the cheerful spring as the season of blossoms and business.

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21 Apr 1824
Richard Palmer Collection
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.21367 Longitude: -77.93918
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Canal Navigation commenced