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  • Canal Navigation
    TextNewspaper  Lyons Advertiser (Lyons, NY), 17 Jan 1823    

    Canal Navigation. The following statements shews the amount of property which passed this village on the Erie Canal, in 1822-- It will be recollected that this section of the canal was not navigable from the first of July till about the first of November 32,703 bbls. ...

    TextNewspaper  Lyons Advertiser (Lyons, NY), 17 Jan 1823  

    Canal Navigation. The following statements shews the amount of property which passed this village on the Erie Canal, in 1822-- It will be recollected that this section of the canal ...

  • The Sailors Magazine, Feb. 1846
    TextNewspaper       We find in the Syracuse Daily Star, the proceedings of a meeting of the citizens of Syracuse held on the 15th inst. To consider the condition of the orphan and destitute boys who are engaged principally as "Canal Drivers" during the season of navigation. Hon. Daniel Pratt presided, and addresses ...
    TextNewspaper     We find in the Syracuse Daily Star, the proceedings of a meeting of the citizens of Syracuse held on the 15th inst. To consider the condition of the orphan and ...
  • Old Zack. Barnes
    TextNewspaper  Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), June 28, 1879     Old Zack. Barnes. _____ Death of the Most Notable Man in the Early History of Boating on the Erie - The Murderer of Van Schaik and His Eventful Life. ____

    Zachariah Barnes died in Forestport, Oneida county, a few days ago, aged about 67 years. Zack. Barnes was one ...

    TextNewspaper  Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), June 28, 1879   Old Zack. Barnes. _____ Death of the Most Notable Man in the Early History of Boating on the Erie - The Murderer of Van Schaik and His Eventful Life. ____ ...
  • Steel Canal Boats on Erie Canal
    Image       Steel Canal Barges and tow on Erie Canal
    Image     Steel Canal Barges and tow on Erie 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 ...

  • Boats: Montezuma and Oneida Chief
    TextNewspaper  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; ...

    TextNewspaper  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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Patent Canal Boat Spring
    TextNewspaper  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, ...

    TextNewspaper  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 ...

  • Cordelia (Barge), sunk, 5 Oct 1849
    TextNewspaper       Reason: sunk
    Lives: nil
    Freight: iron chain
    Remarks: Total loss?
    ...
    TextNewspaper     Reason: sunk
    Lives: nil
    Freight: iron chain
    Remarks: Total loss?
    ...
  • Hudson, sunk, 14 Oct 1854
    TextNewspaper       Reason: sunk
    Lives: nil
    Freight: corn
    ...
    TextNewspaper     Reason: sunk
    Lives: nil
    Freight: corn
    ...
  • George Monteith (Canal Boat), sunk, 18 Nov 1854
    TextNewspaper       Reason: sunk
    Lives: nil
    Freight: oats
    Remarks: Raised ?
    ...
    TextNewspaper     Reason: sunk
    Lives: nil
    Freight: oats
    Remarks: Raised ?
    ...
  • Jenny Lind (Canal Boat), sunk, 1 Dec 1854
    TextNewspaper       Reason: sunk
    Lives: nil
    Freight: corn
    Remarks: Raised ?
    ...
    TextNewspaper     Reason: sunk
    Lives: nil
    Freight: corn
    Remarks: Raised ?
    ...
  • G. S. Chamberlain, sunk, 1 Aug 1853
    TextNewspaper       Reason: sunk
    Lives: nil
    Freight: pork, lard, ham.
    ...
    TextNewspaper     Reason: sunk
    Lives: nil
    Freight: pork, lard, ham.
    ...
  • J. Magill (Canal Boat), sunk, 6 Sep 1853
    TextNewspaper       Reason: sunk
    Lives: nil
    Freight: oats
    Remarks: Raised
    ...
    TextNewspaper     Reason: sunk
    Lives: nil
    Freight: oats
    Remarks: Raised
    ...
  • J. B. Ralston (Canal Boat), damaged by canal break, 18 Sep 1853
    TextNewspaper       Reason: damaged by canal break
    Lives: nil
    Freight: wheat
    Remarks: ?
    ...
    TextNewspaper     Reason: damaged by canal break
    Lives: nil
    Freight: wheat
    Remarks: ?
    ...
  • M. L. Sherwood (Canal Boat), damaged by canal break, 18 Sep 1853
    TextNewspaper       Reason: damaged by canal break
    Lives: nil
    Freight: salt
    Remarks: ?
    ...
    TextNewspaper     Reason: damaged by canal break
    Lives: nil
    Freight: salt
    Remarks: ?
    ...
  • The Erie Canal
    NewspaperText  Geneva Palladium (Geneva, NY), 26 Feb 1823    

    The Erie Canal. - It is computed that 40,543 tons of articles were transported east and west, on that part of the canal which was navigable during the last season. Some of the principal things were: 184,522 bbls. flour, 17,663 do. salt 9,495 do, provisions, 4,372 do. ashes, 366 do. ...

    NewspaperText  Geneva Palladium (Geneva, NY), 26 Feb 1823  

    The Erie Canal. - It is computed that 40,543 tons of articles were transported east and west, on that part of the canal which was navigable during the last season. ...

  • Inland Navigation
    NewspaperText  St. Lawrence Gazette (Ogdensburg, NY), 1 Aug 1826, p. 3, column 3    

    Inland Navigation--Last Friday evening our citizens were gratified with a most novel arrival. The sloop St. Clair (50 tons burthen) passed thro' the lower lock into the basin laden with peltry and ashes, from Mackinac, bound to New York! At Buffalo, the St. Clair unshipped ...

    NewspaperText  St. Lawrence Gazette (Ogdensburg, NY), 1 Aug 1826, p. 3, column 3  

    Inland Navigation--Last Friday evening our citizens were gratified with a most novel arrival. The sloop St. Clair (50 tons burthen) passed thro' the lower lock into the basin laden with ...

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