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  • Daly & Hannan’s new Dredge
    NewspaperText  Massena Observer, 6 Sep 1900     Daly & Hannan's new Dredge __ Now Expected to be At Work on the Massena Canal October 1.

    Daly & Hannan's new dipper dredge, that was to be ready for work on the Massena canal June 1, was launched at the Ogdensburg ship yard last Thursday, and taken to the ...

    NewspaperText  Massena Observer, 6 Sep 1900   Daly & Hannan's new Dredge __ Now Expected to be At Work on the Massena Canal October 1.

    Daly & Hannan's new dipper dredge, that was to be ready for ...

  • Steam on the Erie Canal
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    Steam on the Erie Canal. - The people of western New York are rejoicing over the success of the experiment of introducing steam on the Erie Canal. The difficulty heretofore has been that the wave, driven to the banks of the canal by the action of the screw of the ...

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    Steam on the Erie Canal. - The people of western New York are rejoicing over the success of the experiment of introducing steam on the Erie Canal. The difficulty heretofore ...

  • Canal Regulations
    NewspaperText       CANAL REGULATIONS.

    At a meeting of the Board of Canal Commissioners in the city of Albany, on the 10th of March, 1826, the following rules and regulations, in addition to those provided by law relating to the Erie and Champlain canals, were adopted to wit:

    1. Every boat ...

    NewspaperText     CANAL REGULATIONS.

    At a meeting of the Board of Canal Commissioners in the city of Albany, on the 10th of March, 1826, the following rules and regulations, in addition to ...

  • Jones' Lock on the Rideau
    Image       Jones' Lock on the Rideau.
    Image     Jones' Lock on the Rideau.
  • South American in Welland Canal
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  • Lock at Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan (Soo).  Two steamboats approach from above the lock.
    Image       Two steamboats approach from above the lock.
    Image     Two steamboats approach from above the lock.
  • Massena Observer, 19 Jul 1900
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    What will probably be the largest dredge afloat on fresh water will be launched at the Marine Railway in Ogdensburg next week, hang been under construction since early last spring for the Daly Brothers Dredging company of that city.

    Arthur Woods, superintendent of the shipyard, has had ...

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    What will probably be the largest dredge afloat on fresh water will be launched at the Marine Railway in Ogdensburg next week, hang been under construction since early last spring ...

  • Dredge FRONTENAC
    Image       Last major vessel built at the Goble shipyard was the "Frontenac," a dipper dredge. Built for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during the summer 1891. 75' x 26' x 6'. Went into service that October. Rebuilt in 1910. Abandoned. Hull became part of foundation of pier for Oswego Yacht ...
    Image     Last major vessel built at the Goble shipyard was the "Frontenac," a dipper dredge. Built for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during the summer 1891. 75' x 26' x ...
  • Soo lock
    Image       Photograph of a steamboat entering the lock at Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan
    Image     Photograph of a steamboat entering the lock at Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan
  • Soo Locks
    Image       Two propeller driven steamboats descending the Soo locks in the 1890s. The PEERLESS is on the left.
    Image     Two propeller driven steamboats descending the Soo locks in the 1890s. The PEERLESS is on the left.
  • Canal
    TextNewspaper  Geneva Gazette (Geneva, NY), Wed., Nov. 27, 1822    

    Canal. -- It is stated that water has been let into the Canal as far east as Schoharie creek, to which place boats have passed from Little Falls.

    The Lockport paper states, that water is to be taken, by a feeder, from the Tonewanta [sic] to Oak Orchard creek, to ...

    TextNewspaper  Geneva Gazette (Geneva, NY), Wed., Nov. 27, 1822  

    Canal. -- It is stated that water has been let into the Canal as far east as Schoharie creek, to which place boats have passed from Little Falls.

    The Lockport ...

  • Geneva Gazette (Geneva, NY), Wed., Aug. 2, 1820
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    Utica, July 25.

    On Saturday last the canal was filled with water for the first time from the western extremity of Liberty street to Genesee street, a distance of about half a mile. Considerable interest was excited and many attended on this occasion. At the appointed hour ...

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    Utica, July 25.

    On Saturday last the canal was filled with water for the first time from the western extremity of Liberty street to Genesee street, a distance of ...

  • Erie Canal
    TextNewspaper  Geneva Palladium (Geneva, NY), Wed., Nov. 13, 1822    

    Erie Canal.- The water has been let into the Canal from Little Falls to Schoharie Creek, east, and west from Genesee river to Montezuma, making about 200 miles uninterrupted canal navigation. Boats are now arriving at Utica, from Rochester. There is every reason to believe the Canal ...

    TextNewspaper  Geneva Palladium (Geneva, NY), Wed., Nov. 13, 1822  

    Erie Canal.- The water has been let into the Canal from Little Falls to Schoharie Creek, east, and west from Genesee river to Montezuma, making about 200 miles uninterrupted canal ...

  • Geneva Palladium (Geneva, NY), Wed., Nov. 13, 1822
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    Several boats loaded with flour, left this village (Rochester) last week for Little Falls, by the Canal, and there were also some arrivals. We understand there is some want of water between this place and Montezuma, which will probably be soon supplied. A Collector's office is to be opened in ...

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    Several boats loaded with flour, left this village (Rochester) last week for Little Falls, by the Canal, and there were also some arrivals. We understand there is some want of ...

  • The Murray Canal
    TextNewspaper  Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), 2 Sep 1882     The Murray Canal. ____ Turning the First Sod - Description of the Work. ____

    TRENTON, Aug. 31. - The turning of the first sod of the Murray canal was celebrated today by a grand picnic held on the farm of Mr. Charles Clendenning. Before 12 o'clock about 5,000 ...

    TextNewspaper  Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), 2 Sep 1882   The Murray Canal. ____ Turning the First Sod - Description of the Work. ____

    TRENTON, Aug. 31. - The turning of the first sod of the Murray canal was celebrated ...

  • Getting 'stoned' on the Welland Canal
    Text  Palmer, Richard, Inland Seas, vol. 47, no. 3 (Fall 1991)     ..., April 25, 29, and May 16, 1839; Oswego County Whig, May 1, 1839. The Stephen...
    Text  Palmer, Richard, Inland Seas, vol. 47, no. 3 (Fall 1991)   ..., April 25, 29, and May 16, 1839; Oswego County Whig, May 1, 1839. The Stephen...
  • New York Herald, 24 May 1898
    NewspaperText       Hugh McKay, a veteran engineer, who lived at No. 67 Russell street, Brooklyn, died last Saturday in Coney Island. Although seventy-two years old, Mr. McKay offered his services to the Secretary of the Navy at the commencement of the war with Spain. He feared his age might be a bar ...
    NewspaperText     Hugh McKay, a veteran engineer, who lived at No. 67 Russell street, Brooklyn, died last Saturday in Coney Island. Although seventy-two years old, Mr. McKay offered his services to the ...
  • The Erie Canal
    NewspaperText  Geneva Palladium (Geneva, NY), 26 Feb 1823    

    The Erie Canal. - It is computed that 40,543 tons of articles were transported east and west, on that part of the canal which was navigable during the last season. Some of the principal things were: 184,522 bbls. flour, 17,663 do. salt 9,495 do, provisions, 4,372 do. ashes, 366 do. ...

    NewspaperText  Geneva Palladium (Geneva, NY), 26 Feb 1823  

    The Erie Canal. - It is computed that 40,543 tons of articles were transported east and west, on that part of the canal which was navigable during the last season. ...

  • Grand Canal
    TextNewspaper  Hampden Federalist and Public Journal (Springfield, MA), 26 Jun 1822    

    New York June 19.

    GRAND CANAL

    We are informed by a gentleman who has just returned from a visit to Buffalo and Niagara Falls, that he traveled 160 miles in the new convenient passage boat on the Erie Canal, viz.,

    from Little Falls ...
    TextNewspaper  Hampden Federalist and Public Journal (Springfield, MA), 26 Jun 1822  

    New York June 19.

    GRAND CANAL

    We are informed by a gentleman who has just returned from a visit to Buffalo and Niagara Falls, that he traveled 160 miles ...

  • The Canals
    TextNewspaper  Syracuse Journal (Syracuse, NY), 26 Apr 1852    

    The Canals. The Oneida Lake is still blockaded by ice, and boats from the east bound for Oswego will be obliged to come by way of this city for the present.

    Business at this point started rather sluggishly, owing to the insufficiency of water. UP to 6 o'clock last evening ...

    TextNewspaper  Syracuse Journal (Syracuse, NY), 26 Apr 1852  

    The Canals. The Oneida Lake is still blockaded by ice, and boats from the east bound for Oswego will be obliged to come by way of this city for the ...

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