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  • A. B. Cook and dredge
    Imagemysterycomment       "No. 41"
    Imagemysterycomment     "No. 41"
  • City of Kingston and the Rideau Canal, Foot of Lake Ontario, Canada West
    Image       "City of Kingston and the Rideau Canal, Foot of Lake Ontario, Canada West"
    Image     "City of Kingston and the Rideau Canal, Foot of Lake Ontario, Canada West"
  • ALEXANDRIA upbound in the St. Lawrence canals
    Image       ALEXANDRIA is upbound in the St. Lawrence canals in this photo taken very near the end of her active life.
    Image     ALEXANDRIA is upbound in the St. Lawrence canals in this photo taken very near the end of her active life.
  • Rosedale
    Image       Photograph of ROSEDALE downbound in the third Welland Canal above Port Dalhousie.
    Image     Photograph of ROSEDALE downbound in the third Welland Canal above Port Dalhousie.
  • Pontiac
    Image       Photograph of the PONTIAC in the colours of the Cleveland Iron Mining Company downbound in the Weitzel Lock at Sault Sainte Marie.
    Image     Photograph of the PONTIAC in the colours of the Cleveland Iron Mining Company downbound in the Weitzel Lock at Sault Sainte Marie.
  • Aycliffe Hall
    Image       Photograph of AYCLIFFE HALL upbound in the Galops Canal.
    Image     Photograph of AYCLIFFE HALL upbound in the Galops Canal.
  • TURRET CROWN above Sault Canal
    Image       After doing battle with Lake Superior and coated with snow and ice, TURRET CROWN waits for passage down the Sault Canal.
    Image     After doing battle with Lake Superior and coated with snow and ice, TURRET CROWN waits for passage down the Sault Canal.
  • EDWARD S. KENDRICK downbound in the Welland Canal
    Image       EDWARD S. KENDRICK is being towed downbound in the Welland Canal north of Allanburg on April 17, 1973
    Image     EDWARD S. KENDRICK is being towed downbound in the Welland Canal north of Allanburg on April 17, 1973
  • TURBINIA and MACASSA alongside the pier at Burlington
    Image       The year is about 1910 as TURBINIA stops alongside the pier at Burlington. To the right is MACASSA outbound through the canal for Toronto.
    Image     The year is about 1910 as TURBINIA stops alongside the pier at Burlington. To the right is MACASSA outbound through the canal for Toronto.
  • ESCORT at Port Dalhousie with the barge UNGAVA
    Image       ESCORT was a typical wooden harbour tug and long served on the Welland Canal. View is taken from a mourning card issued after her sinking on November 23, 1907 and shows her at Port Dalhousie with the barge UNGAVA.
    Image     ESCORT was a typical wooden harbour tug and long served on the Welland Canal. View is taken from a mourning card issued after her sinking on November 23, 1907 and ...
  • Marina and Mariposa
    Image       Photograph of the MARINA and MARIPOSA downbound in the canal at Sault Sainte Marie. They are in Minnesota Steamship Company colours.
    Image     Photograph of the MARINA and MARIPOSA downbound in the canal at Sault Sainte Marie. They are in Minnesota Steamship Company colours.
  • Algoma on maiden voyage
    Image       Photograph of ALGOMA upbound in the Weitzel Lock at the Soo on her maiden voyage, May 12, 1884.
    Image     Photograph of ALGOMA upbound in the Weitzel Lock at the Soo on her maiden voyage, May 12, 1884.
  • Aycliffe Hall and Cyclo-Warrior
    Image       Photograph of AYCLIFFE HALL and CYCLO-WARRIOR in ice in the Lachine Canal.
    Image     Photograph of AYCLIFFE HALL and CYCLO-WARRIOR in ice in the Lachine Canal.
  • 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
    TextNewspaper      

    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 ...

    TextNewspaper    

    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
    TextNewspaper      

    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 ...

    TextNewspaper    

    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)    

    During the evening of April 22, 1839, the schooner Stephen Girard, en route from Oswego to Cleveland, arrived at Gravelly Bay, on Lake Erie, after passing through the Welland Canal. It had been an uneventful voyage until Captain John C. Hugunin was preparing to pass through the lock into the ...

    Text  Palmer, Richard, Inland Seas, vol. 47, no. 3 (Fall 1991)  

    During the evening of April 22, 1839, the schooner Stephen Girard, en route from Oswego to Cleveland, arrived at Gravelly Bay, on Lake Erie, after passing through the Welland Canal. ...

  • Diagram Map exhibiting the Various Routes Proposed for the St. Lawrence & Lake Champlain Ship Canal.
    Image       Diagram Map exhibiting the Various Routes Proposed for the St. Lawrence & Lake Champlain Ship Canal. Scale two miles to the inch Note The route proposed by Mr. Mills, entitled the Champlain Level line is Colored Red. That recommended by Mr. Jervis is Colored Yellow. That by Mr. Gamble is ...
    Image     Diagram Map exhibiting the Various Routes Proposed for the St. Lawrence & Lake Champlain Ship Canal. Scale two miles to the inch Note The route proposed by Mr. Mills, entitled ...
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