The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chenango Union (Norwich, NY), May 11, 1876

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The Utica Herald learns from Commissioner Walrath, that the Chenango Canal will not be opened this season, as the Legislature made no appropriation for that purpose. A number of boats are lying in this vicinity, waiting for permission to move - one of them from the south, loaded with hop-poles for some northern town. The D.L. & W. swing bridges which cross the canal are kept closed, the company refusing to allow boats to pass unless, as has been the case in two or three instances, the owners pay the company $10 each for the privilege of navigating a canal owned by the State.

A meeting of the Canal Board is to be held in Albany today (Wednesday), when the matter will probably be disposed of in some shape. Mr. Pope, of Binghamton, a gentleman largely interested in forwarding, with others from villages on the line of the canal, will be present at this meeting.

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Richard Palmer
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Chenango Union (Norwich, NY), May 11, 1876