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  • 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 ...

  • Simeon Walker (Canal Boat), sunk, 2 Jun 1869
    TextNewspaper       Reason: sunk
    Lives: nil
    Freight: stone
    Remarks: Recovered ?
    ...
    TextNewspaper     Reason: sunk
    Lives: nil
    Freight: stone
    Remarks: Recovered ?
    ...
  • Grand Canal
    TextNewspaper  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 ...
    TextNewspaper  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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Canal Tolls
    TextNewspaper  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 ...

    TextNewspaper  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 ...

  • Packet Boats
    TextNewspaper  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 ...

    TextNewspaper  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 ...

  • The Canal
    TextNewspaper  Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 24 Apr 1829     The Canal- We hail the re-commencement of navigation on the Erie Canal with lively emotions. The day before yesterday, a Boat belonging to the line of Packets, passed this place eastward. Since that several others have passed, and revived in our minds sensations , which, like the channel in which ...
    TextNewspaper  Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 24 Apr 1829   The Canal- We hail the re-commencement of navigation on the Erie Canal with lively emotions. The day before yesterday, a Boat belonging to the line of Packets, passed this place ...
  • 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 ...
  • Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 22 Oct 1823
    TextNewspaper      

    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 ...

    TextNewspaper    

    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 ...

  • Canal Navigation
    TextNewspaper  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. ...
    TextNewspaper  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,) ...
  • Erie Canal and Michigan Territory
    TextNewspaper  Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 28 Jun 1825     Erie Canal and Michigan Territory. - The editor of the Michigan Sentinel, having traveled the whole length of the Grand Canal, excepting that part between Albany and Schenectady, and noted down his observations, gives his readers something like two columns of sketches and hints respecting its ...
    TextNewspaper  Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 28 Jun 1825   Erie Canal and Michigan Territory. - The editor of the Michigan Sentinel, having traveled the whole length of the Grand Canal, excepting that part between Albany and Schenectady, and noted ...
  • Canal Regulations
    TextNewspaper  Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 7 Apr 1826     CANAL REGULATIONS.

    At a meeting of the Board of Canal Commissioners in the city of Albany, on the 10th of March, 1826, the following rules and regulations, in addition to those provided by law relating to the Erie and Champlain canals, were adopted to wit:

    1. Every boat ...

    TextNewspaper  Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 7 Apr 1826   CANAL REGULATIONS.

    At a meeting of the Board of Canal Commissioners in the city of Albany, on the 10th of March, 1826, the following rules and regulations, in addition to ...

  • Canal Revenue
    TextNewspaper  Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 2 Jun 1826     Canal Revenue. - If our readers are not generally in a money-making way, these hard times, it will afford them some consolation to know that our State is in a prosperous condition. The Collector at this place informs us, that he received for Canal Tolls in one day, during the ...
    TextNewspaper  Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 2 Jun 1826   Canal Revenue. - If our readers are not generally in a money-making way, these hard times, it will afford them some consolation to know that our State is in a ...
  • Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 25 Aug 1826
    TextNewspaper       The Canal Packet Boat fare, on the whole route from Schenectady to Buffalo, is now reduced from 4 to 3 cents per mile, including board, and 2 cents per mile, exclusive of board....
    TextNewspaper     The Canal Packet Boat fare, on the whole route from Schenectady to Buffalo, is now reduced from 4 to 3 cents per mile, including board, and 2 cents per mile, ...
  • Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 6 Jul 1827
    TextNewspaper       We are informed by the Collector of the Canal toll in this village, that on the first day of this month, he had received $32,527.96 in tolls. The Canal had then been open only seventy days....
    TextNewspaper     We are informed by the Collector of the Canal toll in this village, that on the first day of this month, he had received $32,527.96 in tolls. The Canal had ...
  • The Canal Packets
    TextNewspaper  Utica Daily Gazette, 18 Apr 1845    

    The Canal Packets. - We advise everyone, who has not already, to take a look at some one of the larger packet boats built within the last two years to ply on the canal between this place and Syracuse. Those who have not been through these "hundred footers," have no ...

    TextNewspaper  Utica Daily Gazette, 18 Apr 1845  

    The Canal Packets. - We advise everyone, who has not already, to take a look at some one of the larger packet boats built within the last two years to ...

  • The Packet Boats of the Erie Canal Company
    TextNewspaper  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, ...
    TextNewspaper  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 ...
  • Syracuse Journal (Syracuse, NY), 6 May 1852
    TextNewspaper       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 ...
    TextNewspaper     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 ...
  • Syracuse Journal (Syracuse, NY), 16 Apr 1853
    TextNewspaper       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 opening ...
    TextNewspaper     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 ...
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