The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
First arrival of a Canal Boat at Buffalo
Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 6 Sep 1825

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First arrival of a Canal Boat at Buffalo. - On Thursday morning, the Canal boat Superior, Capt. Sloan, arrived in this village from the east. She stayed but a short time. Our citizens generally were not aware of the fact that this section of the canal between this and Black Rock, was so far completed as to admit of the passage of boats.

There is now a water communication between this village and Albany, with the exception of about eight miles on the mountain ridge. The whole line of the canal will be finished by the first of October, when boats will commence running from Albany to Buffalo - the two extreme ends of the magnificent work. We shall then be greeted with the enlivening sound of the bugle, the busy hum of enterprising boatmen, parties of pleasure, and all that variety which gives zest to life and encouragement to enterprise - in a word, Buffalo will feel the same effects which have hitherto operated like enchantment on the growth of many other villages on the line of the canal. - Buffalo Emporium.

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6 Sep 1825
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.8880751954145 Longitude: -78.8933372497559
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First arrival of a Canal Boat at Buffalo