The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Completion of the Locks
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Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 8 Jun 1825


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COMPLETION OF THE LOCKS.

We are informed by the contractors, that the Locks, ascending the Mountain Ridge in this in this village, will be completed by the 20th of the present month. It will be seen by a notice in the day's paper, that Friday, the 24th inst. has been fixed upon for the celebration of the Cap Stone, in Masonic form. An Address will be delivered on the occasion, and arrangements are making to conduct the ceremony in such a manner as will render it interesting, and in accordance with the importance of the event.

A slab of white marble, has been procured and inserted in the middle wall, above the dome, and the lower end of the Locks, with the following inscription elegantly engraved on it:

ERIE CANAL.
Let posterity be excited to perpetuate our
FREE INSTITUTIONS,
and to make still greater efforts than their ancestors, to promote
PUBLIC PROSPERITY,
by the recollection than these works of
INTERNAL IMPROVEMENT,
were achieved by the
SPIRIT AND PERSEVERANCE
of
REPUBLICAN FREEMEN.

Another slab has been procured, to be placed in like manner, on the center wall, at the upper end, with the following inscription.

THE ERIE CANAL,
362 miles in length; was
commenced the 4th of July, 1817,
and completed in the year 1825, at an
expense of about $7,000,000 -
and was constructed exclusively, by the
CITIZENS
of the STATE OF NEW-YORK.


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Newspaper
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Clippings
Date of Publication:
8 Jun 1825
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Collection:
Richard Palmer Collection
Language of Item:
English
  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.1700055198152 Longitude: -78.6944246292114
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Completion of the Locks