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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....
The Burlington Canal 
TextNewspapers  "The Burlington Canal," Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 12 May 1824  The Burlington Canal. - The Commissioners of the Burlington Canal, have given notice that they are ready to receive proposals for making a cut from Burlington Bay to Lake Ontario, 12 feet deep by 72 feet wide. The Lewiston Sentinel says this will be sufficiently large to admit sloops of war,...
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...
Suicide 
TextNewspapers  "Suicide," Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 14 Jul 1824  Suicide. - Capt. Smith, of the packet boat Chancellor Kent, informs us that a young lady named Amy Colegrove, from Sardinia, Erie county, put an end to her existence on †he night of the 6th inst. by hanging herself with a shawl fastened around her neck and attached to the top of the door in the...
Suicide 
TextNewspapers  "Suicide," Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 14 Jul 1824  Suicide. - Capt. Smith, of the packet boat Chancellor Kent, informs us that a young lady named Amy Colegrove, from Sardinia, Erie county, put an end to her existence on †he night of the 6th inst. by hanging herself with a shawl fastened around her neck and attached to the top of the door in the...
Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 4 Aug 1824 
TextNewspapers    The steam boat "Erie Canal," from Utica, which passed this village a short time since, has arrived at Geneseo, Livingston county, having entered the river through the feeder at Rochester. This is the first boat propelled by steam that ever navigated the waters of the Genesee, and the captain...
Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 8 Jun 1825 
TextNewspapers    Extract of a letter to the editors of the New York Statesman, dated on board the Canal Packet-Boat Chancellor Kent, May, 21st. 1825. In our route yesterday and to-day, we saw great numbers of persons fishing along the borders of the canal. Perch and other small fish are taken in great abundance....
The Western Villages 
TextNewspapers  "The Western Villages," Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 30 Mar 1825  The Western Villages.- Under this head, some of the city papers have very properly noticed the extraordinary growth of several of the villages on the line of the Erie Canal since its partial completion; but we have not seen a single work respecting Palmyra . We cheerfully respond that great ...
Canal Navigation 
TextNewspapers  "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. The ...
Over-Land Navigation 
TextNewspapers  "Over-Land Navigation," Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 11 May 1825  Over-Land Navigation. - The Packet Boat Andrew Jackson, was on Saturday last raised out of the basin below the ravine in this village, taken upon wheels, and drawn over the Portage, a distance of five miles. She was drawn by oxen, and we understand has been safely launched in Tonawanda creek,...
Completion of the Locks 
TextNewspapers  "Completion of the Locks," Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 8 Jun 1825  COMPLETION OF THE LOCKS. We are informed by the contractors, that the Locks, ascending the Mountain Ridge in this in this village, will be completed by the 20th of the present month. It will be seen by a notice in the day's paper, that Friday, the 24th inst. has been fixed upon for the ...
Melancholy Accident 
TextNewspapers  "Melancholy Accident," Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 15 Jun 1825  Melancholy Accident. - On Wednesday morning last, about 3 o'clock, a Miss Nancy Starkweather was suddenly killed by coming in contact with a canal bridge a few miles west of this town. She was on her way from the west on the canal to visit some connexions in Williamson, in this county, and had...
The Canals 
TextNewspapers  "The Canals," Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 28 Jun 1825  The Canals. - It is estimated that the revenue from the New York Canals this season will be nearly double the amount received last season. This will far exceed the flattering estimate of the canal commissioners in their last annual report. We perceive by the Collector's books that the amount of...

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