The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Schenectady Cabinet (Schenectady, NY), April 17, 1849

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New Canal Packets. - We learn from the Oneida Whig that four new Packet Boats are now building at Utica, of a size adapted to the enlarged canal. They, in connection with four other boats, will forma continuous line between this city n Syracuse; no change of boats to be made at Utica. These boats are one hundred feet long; and their arrangements will be according to most approved plans. The long, low, narrow gangway through which the cabin was entered in the old boats, is dispnsed with in the new. The names of thenew boats are "Troy," "Little Falls," "Rome" and "Central City." They will be put in charge of gentlemanly and experienced officers.

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Richard Palmer
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Schenectady Cabinet (Schenectady, NY), April 17, 1849