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Syracuse Journal (Syracuse, NY), Saturday Aug, 22 1846 
TextNewspapers    New Vessels. The Oswego Advertiser of the 18th announces the launch of the Queen of the West. She is a beautiful vessel of the first class. Mr.Weeks, the proprietor of the West, has another vessel on the stock, which he will launch in a month. Mr. Dobbie of Oswego, has just commenced a vessel...
The Canals 
TextNewspapers  "The Canals," 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 there were 20 ...
Canal Tolls 
TextNewspapers  "Canal Tolls," Syracuse Journal (Syracuse, NY), 30 Apr 1852  Canal Tolls. The amount of Canal tolls received at the Collector's office in this city during the first ten days of navigation, ending the month of April, the present year is $4,462.64. During the corresponding period last year, the amount received was $5,346.33 exceeding the present year by ...
The Packet Boats of the Erie Canal Company 
TextNewspapers  "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), 6 May 1852 
TextNewspapers     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 Schenectady ...
Syracuse Journal (Syracuse, NY), 16 Apr 1853 
TextNewspapers    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...
Syracuse Journal (Syracuse, NY), 21 Apr 1853 
TextNewspapers    The Rochester & Syracuse Railroad was opened June 1, 1853 which essentially put the packetboats out of business
Syracuse Journal (Syracuse, NY), 23 Apr 1853 
TextNewspapers    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...
Syracuse Journal (Syracuse, NY), 27 Apr 1853 
TextNewspapers    The total amount of tolls taken in at the Canal Collector's office in this city, up to 10 o'clock yesterday morning, was $2.042.21.      The Canal is now in good order east of the City, and loaded boats have continued to arrive from New York since Monday noon. No boats, however, had reached here...
Large Break in the Canal 
TextNewspapers  "Large Break in the Canal," Syracuse Journal (Syracuse, NY), 30 Apr 1853  A break occurred in the Erie Canal, near the village of Orville, about six miles east of this city, on Thursday, and so rapidly was the bank washed away, that in a short time about twenty feet of the heel path was entirely destroyed. Nearly one hundred feet of the toepath (sic) was also much ...
Another Break in the Canal Break in the Canal. 
TextNewspapers  "Another Break in the Canal Break in the Canal.," Syracuse Journal (Syracuse, NY), 10 May 1853  The Canal gave way about 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon, near Orville, at the place where the large break occurred a few days  ago, and has caused nearly as bad a breach as the former one. About sixty or seventy feet of the berm embankment, just east of the Aqueduct over the Butternut Creek, are ...
Another Break in the Canal Break in the Canal. 
TextNewspapers  "Another Break in the Canal Break in the Canal.," Syracuse Journal (Syracuse, NY), 10 May 1853  The Canal gave way about 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon, near Orville, at the place where the large break occurred a few days  ago, and has caused nearly as bad a breach as the former one. About sixty or seventy feet of the berm embankment, just east of the Aqueduct over the Butternut Creek, are ...
Syracuse Journal (Syracuse, NY), 13 May 1853 
TextNewspapers    The Break at the Orville Aqueduct is entirely repaired, and boats are now passing quite rapidly. The first one which passed was the "E. Leaman," of Reding, at 12 o'clock Wednesday night.  Business again looks lively, and we hope it will be long before it will be suspended by a similar, or any...
Syracuse Journal (Syracuse, NY), 23 May 1853 
TextNewspapers    On Thursday last, while the packet boat Norwich was making her regular trip between Jordan and Syracuse, she came in collision with a large, loaded boat and sunk in a short time. Mr. Carson, we understand, will soon be on hand with another "craft," to take the place of the Norwich....
A Canal Break at Adams'  Basin 
TextNewspapers  "A Canal Break at Adams'  Basin," Syracuse Journal (Syracuse, NY), 1 Jun 1853  A break occurred in the Erie Canal at 1 o'clock, on Sunday morning, at Kings and Adams' Basin, about 15 miles west of Rochester.      A despatch to the Albany Journal states that a culvert has gone out with forty yards of the heel and tow path, and forty feet of the bottom. It will take at least...
Launch and Accident 
TextNewspapers  "Launch and Accident," Syracuse Journal (Syracuse, NY), May 7, 1862  LAUNCH AND ACCIDENT. ---The RUSSIAN, a new vessel, the best boat thatwas ever set from the Oswego yards, was launched yesterday afternoon. She is about 400 tons burthen, and will carry 17,000 bushels of grain through the Welland Canal. The owner are MessrsSmith and Post. She was built at ...
Dry Dock in Oswego 
TextNewspapers  "Dry Dock in Oswego," Syracuse Journal (Syracuse, NY), April 18, 1867  Dry Dock in Oswego. - Mr. Carrington , President of the Oswego and Syracuse Railroad Company , is now constructing a magnificent dry dock in Oswego . The excavation is entirely out of solid rock, and of course the blasting is on a magnificent scale. The contract for blasting has been taken...
Syracuse Journal (Syracuse, NY), Nov. 18, 1871 
TextNewspapers    The Canals. Along The Towpath. Ex-Mayor Fish, of Rochester, who has been making a tour of inspection of the Erie canal, by the aid of a steam yacht, reached this city on Tuesday, on his return from Albany. He communicates what he saw in this vicinity to the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, ...
Battle of Big Sandy Recalled 
TextNewspapers  "Battle of Big Sandy Recalled," Syracuse Journal (Syracuse, NY), April 30, 1872  Major Daniel Appling was born in 178 7 in Columbia, Ga., and became a second lieutenant (Rifle) 3 May 1808; First Lt., July, 1809; Capt., April, 1812; Major, First Rifle Regiment, 15 April 1814; Brevet Lt. Col. 30 May 1814 (official Aug. 1814) "for gallant conduct in capturing a superior force...
Five Rescued From Wreck 
TextNewspapers  "Five Rescued From Wreck," Syracuse Journal (Syracuse, NY), Dec. 16, 1902  Five Rescued From Wreck ____ Charlotte Life Savers Succeed After Hours Of Heroic Work In The Cold. ____ ROCHESTER , Dec. 16. - Exhausted and almost frozen, four men and one woman were rescued from the schooner barge John R. Noyes , in the teeth of a gale yesterday afternoon by the ...

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