The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Syracuse Journal (Syracuse, NY), 13 May 1853

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The Break at the Orville Aqueduct is entirely repaired, and boats are now passing quite rapidly. The first one which passed was the "E. Leaman," of Reding, at 12 o'clock Wednesday night.  Business again looks lively, and we hope it will be long before it will be suspended by a similar, or any other cause.

The amount of toll received at the Collector's office up to 10 o'clock yesterday, was only $76.80, showing what effect the break had upon business.

A great deal of praise is due to the Canal Officers for their indefatigable exertions to repair the break at the speediest possible moment. No one of them, we are assured, took any rest, or changed their clothes from the occurrence of the break, until every thing was ready for the passage of boats.

The system of numbering each boat as it came up was admirable, preventing all attempts to get locked through out of place, and consequently many fights and rows.

Every boat on the level through this City had left before yesterday afternoon.

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13 May 1853
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    Latitude: 43.0440077325362 Longitude: -76.0513114929199
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Syracuse Journal (Syracuse, NY), 13 May 1853