The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
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Geneva Gazette (Geneva, NY), Wed., Aug. 2, 1820 
TextNewspapers    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 the slender bar which...
Canal 
TextNewspapers  "Canal," 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 supply the Canal, and thus ...
Erie Canal 
TextNewspapers  "Erie Canal," 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 will, in a...
Geneva Palladium (Geneva, NY), Wed., Nov. 13, 1822 
TextNewspapers    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...
Geneva Palladium (Geneva, NY), Wed., Nov. 13, 1822 
TextNewspapers    From the Utica Gazette. The aqueduct across the Mohawk River, at Little Falls, was finished last week and filled with water. This is a structure of considerable magnitude, built entirely of stone, in point of solidity and beauty, probably not exceeded by any work of the kind in the United ...
Grand Canal 
TextNewspapers  "Grand Canal," 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 to Utica 22 miles Utica to Montezuma, by ...
Lyons Advertiser (Lyons, NY), 7 Jun 1822 
TextNewspapers    On Oct. 29, 1822 the first boat left the basin on the east side of the Genesee River in Rochester loaded with flour for Little Falls. - P. 70, Landmarks of Wayne County, Edited by George W. Cowles, (Syracuse) 1895.
Canal 
TextNewspapers  "Canal," Lyons Advertiser (Lyons, NY), 25 Oct 1822  Canal - The navigation on the Erie Canal is now uninterrupted between Rochester and Little Falls. The great embankment at Mann's Mills. about which there has been expressed so much solicitude and such general frustration was completed some time since, and there is now a good supply of water....
Cleveland Herald (Cleveland, OH), 22 Aug 1822, p. 3, column 3 
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Packet Boats 
TextNewspapers  "Packet Boats," Lyons Advertiser (Lyons, NY), 13 Apr 1823  The navigation of the canal has recommenced with activity and spirit, and the superabundant produce of the country is passing rapidly to market. As the packets have not yet began their regular trips, the freight boats are many of them crowded with passengers, who have been waiting the...
Erie Canal 
TextNewspapers  "Erie Canal," Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 10 Jan 1823  Erie Canal. - P. Grandin, Esq. the Collector at this place, informs us that he received for tolls during the past season $21,455. The whole amount taken at the same office the year previous was $2,500, making an increase in one year of $18,955!...
Steam-Boat on the Canal 
TextNewspapers  "Steam-Boat on the Canal," Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 8 Oct 1823  Steam-Boat on the Canal. - A Steam-Boat passed this place, to the west, on the 5th inst. Her speed was supposed to be about four miles per hour, and it was judged by those who noticed her, that the agitation of the water, caused by the wheel of the boat, would not be so injurious to the banks of...
Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 22 Oct 1823 
TextNewspapers    The Erie Canal Navigation Company have added to their line the Chancellor Kent and Benjamin Wright, two new, well finished boats, and made such other arrangements as will ensure travelers a cheap, expeditious and pleasant passage to Albany, during the season when traveling in stages is rendered...
Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 29 Oct 1823 
TextNewspapers    The Canal is now navigable to to Brockport, about 20 miles west of Rochester, to and from which place the packet boats run daily. _______ Another Canal Celebration.  The citizens of Salina, and adjacent towns, celebrated on the 14th inst. the opening of the locks at Salina, which have been ...
Canal Navigation commenced 
TextNewspapers  "Canal Navigation commenced," Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 21 Apr 1824  Canal Navigation commenced. - The cheering and enlivening sounds of the bugle - the crackings of the teamsters' whips - the continued arrival and departure of stranger, and the busy and anxious looking phizes of our villagers. remind us, while we sit quietly in our office, pondering over "matters...
Steam-Boats on the Canal 
TextNewspapers  "Steam-Boats on the Canal," Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 15 Oct 1823  Steam-Boats on the Canal. - We think there can no longer be any doubt as to the practicability of propelling boats on the Canal by steam. Since the passage of the steam-boat mentioned in our last, we have been gratified with a view of one built at Pompey, Onondaga county, by Messrs. Avery and ...
Steam-Boats on the Canal 
TextNewspapers  "Steam-Boats on the Canal," Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 15 Oct 1823  Steam-Boats on the Canal. - We think there can no longer be any doubt as to the practicability of propelling boats on the Canal by steam. Since the passage of the steam-boat mentioned in our last, we have been gratified with a view of one built at Pompey, Onondaga county, by Messrs. Avery and ...
Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 12 May 1824 
TextNewspapers    Three mails  are now received at this place, daily - two on the canal, and one by way of Canandaigua....
Canal Steam Boats 
TextNewspapers  "Canal Steam Boats," Lyons Advertiser (Lyons, NY), 2 Jul 1824  Canal Steam Boats. - The steamboat "Erie Canal" passed this village on Wednesday last, on her way to the west. There are different opinions with regard to the practicability of employing steamboats on the canal - that is, whether, notwithstanding the cheapness of fuel, they can be made to perform...
Weighing Locks 
TextNewspapers  "Weighing Locks," Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 4 Aug 1824  Weighing Locks. - The Locks for weighing boats in the vicinity of this village, are now completed and ready for operation. Their construction is founded upon the known principles of hydrostatics, that the whole weight of a body, which will float as fluid, is equal to as much of the fluid, as the...

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