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  • Geneva Palladium (Geneva, NY), Wed., Nov. 6, 1822
        Arrived at this village, (Rochester) on Wednesday last, the Canal Boat Western Trader, Capt. Garney, from Utica, with a full freight of Emigrants, consisting of eight families, in all sixty persons, who have come the distance of one hundred miles, for the moderate sum of $1.50 each - thus ...
      Arrived at this village, (Rochester) on Wednesday last, the Canal Boat Western ...
  • Extract of a letter from a gentleman of this place (Rochester) traveling by the canal to Weed's Basin, dated Nov. 11
    Geneva Gazette (Geneva, NY), Wed., Nov. 27, 1822     Extract of a letter from a gentleman of this place (Rochester) traveling by the canal to Weed's Basin, dated Nov. 11. "The boats from Rochester to this place, (Weed's Basin) are now making their regular trips, and arrive in time to meet the boats every morning from Utica, thereby ...
    Geneva Gazette (Geneva, NY), Wed., Nov. 27, 1822   Extract of a letter from a gentleman of this place (Rochester) traveling ...
  • Boats: Montezuma and Oneida Chief
    Geneva Gazette (Geneva, NY), Wed., July 26, 1820     BOATS Montezuma and Oneida Chief, For the accommodation of passengers on the Erie Canal, will perform their trips in the future, in the following order: - Leave Utica and Montezuma every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings at 8 o'clock, and meet at evening in Manlius; ...
    Geneva Gazette (Geneva, NY), Wed., July 26, 1820   BOATS Montezuma and Oneida Chief, For the accommodation of passengers on the ...
  • Patent Canal Boat Spring
    Geneva Palladium (Geneva, NY), Wed., Nov. 20, 1822     Patent Canal Boat Spring. --- We were yesterday invited, by Mr. Edward Townsend of this place, to witness the utility of a Spring which this gentleman has recently invented, to be used on Canal boats. The invention, we think promises great and lasting advantages to the public, ...
    Geneva Palladium (Geneva, NY), Wed., Nov. 20, 1822   Patent Canal Boat Spring. --- We were yesterday invited, by Mr. Edward ...
  • Winter Life of Canal Boatmen
    Evening Recorder (Amsterdam, NY), 27 Dec 1911     Winter Life of Canal Boatmen Hundreds of Navigators of the Line Live in New York During the Closed Season - Curious Facts About the Industry. A few days after the canals tributary to this port are closed for the season hundreds of owners of canal boars ...
    Evening Recorder (Amsterdam, NY), 27 Dec 1911   Winter Life of Canal Boatmen Hundreds of Navigators of the Line Live ...
  • Canal Navigation
    Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 13 Apr 1825     Canal Navigation. - The navigation of the Erie Canal commenced last Monday, and the various lines of freight and packet boats, (having undergone great repairs and amendments since last season,) are now all or nearly all in motion - and a new aspect is given to business of all kinds. ...
    Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 13 Apr 1825   Canal Navigation. - The navigation of the Erie Canal commenced last Monday, ...
  • The Canal Packets
    Utica Daily Gazette, 18 Apr 1845     The Canal Packets. - We advise everyone, who has not already, to take a look at some one of the larger packet boats built within the last two years to ply on the canal between this place and Syracuse. Those who have not been through these "hundred footers," have no ...
    Utica Daily Gazette, 18 Apr 1845   The Canal Packets. - We advise everyone, who has not already, to ...
  • The Packet Boats of the Erie Canal Company
    Syracuse Journal (Syracuse, NY), 27 Apr 1852     The Packet Boats of the Erie Canal Company are now running regularly from Schenectady to Buffalo, without change of boats. The boats have been re-fitted in an elegant manner, and placed under experienced and gentlemanly commanders. A boat will leave here every day at 6 A.M. for the East, ...
    Syracuse Journal (Syracuse, NY), 27 Apr 1852   The Packet Boats of the Erie Canal Company are now running regularly ...
  • Syracuse Journal (Syracuse, NY), 6 May 1852
        The Packet boats appear to be doing a good business this year, and we understand that thus far, the travel by that mode of conveyance is one third more this season than it has been before for several years. The Packet 'Monterey,' Capt. A. Luther, arrived here yesterday morning from ...
      The Packet boats appear to be doing a good business this year, ...
  • Syracuse Journal (Syracuse, NY), 16 Apr 1853
        We notice that the boatmen are caulking and painting the boats lying in the Canal Basin, preparatory to the resumption of Spring navigation. Every thing now in the business line begins to wear a more cheerful aspect. Forwarders, boatmen and business men generally, are looking forward to the opening ...
      We notice that the boatmen are caulking and painting the boats lying ...
  • Syracuse Journal (Syracuse, NY), 21 Apr 1853
        The Rochester & Syracuse Railroad was opened June 1, 1853 which essentially put the packetboats out of business...
      The Rochester & Syracuse Railroad was opened June 1, 1853 which essentially ...
  • Syracuse Journal (Syracuse, NY), 23 Apr 1853
        The Jordan Transcript thus speaks of the neat little packet which runs between this City and Jordan: The packet boat Norwich commenced, on Wednesday last, her regular trips for the season, between this place and Syracuse. Such a communication between these places is a matter of great convenience ...
      The Jordan Transcript thus speaks of the neat little packet which runs ...
  • When Fast Traveling was Done by Packets
    Syracuse Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY), 9 Aug 1903     WHEN FAST TRAVELING WAS DONE BY PACKETS Reminiscences of the Passenger Traffic of Central New York Fifty Years Ago Recalled by Discussion of Utility of Canals NEWARK, N.Y., AUG. 8. - In these days when the utility of the canals is being ...
    Syracuse Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY), 9 Aug 1903   WHEN FAST TRAVELING WAS DONE BY PACKETS Reminiscences of the Passenger Traffic ...
  • Oswego Daily Journal (Oswego, NY), 15 May 1852
        So close were the canal boats penned up in the basin inside the coffer dam yesterday, as almost to hide the water there entirely from view. Towards evening, a large number of persons were passing in every direction over the boats, giving to the scene an animated appearance. The number ...
      So close were the canal boats penned up in the basin inside ...
  • Louis and Charles (Canal Boat), U39293, 1898
        ex G.W. REYNOLDS...
      ex G.W. REYNOLDS...
  • Mary J. Sparks (Canal Boat), U163640, 1911
        ex ADDIE HADCOCK...
      ex ADDIE HADCOCK...
  • Manhasset (Canal Boat), U166053, 1917
        ex JENNIE & RAYMOND SHEAN...
      ex JENNIE & RAYMOND SHEAN...
  • Setauket (Canal Boat), U166052, 1917
        ex W.E. DANFORTH...
      ex W.E. DANFORTH...
  • Syosset (Canal Boat), U166054, 1917
        ex A.B. WEST...
      ex A.B. WEST...
  • U. S. Eutah (Canal boat), U211358, 1919
        ex A. & N. O. T. Co. Barge No. 1,...
      ex A. & N. O. T. Co. Barge No. 1,...
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