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  • The Passing Romance of the Erie
    Utica Globe (Utica, NY), 23 Oct 1920     The Passing Romance of the Erie ____ Strange, Squat, Square Cargo-Carriers Take the Place of the Graceful-Prowed Wooden Boats That for a Century Wore Smooth the Wonderful Stone Walls of the Locks and Made New York the Metropolis - A New Romance of Traffic Dawns. ...
    Utica Globe (Utica, NY), 23 Oct 1920   The Passing Romance of the Erie ____ Strange, Squat, Square Cargo-Carriers Take ...
  • 3 Workmen Entombed When Trestle Gives Way
on Barge Canal at Lyons
    Rochester Democrat & Chronicle (Rochester, NY), 30 Aug 1913     3 Workmen Entombed When Trestle Gives Way on Barge Canal at Lyons _____ One Dead When Recovered and Two Badly Injured -- Name of Victim Unknown, Dumping Dirt Over Embankment. _____

    (Special to the Democrat and Chronicle)

    Lyons, Aug. 29. - One man ...

    Rochester Democrat & Chronicle (Rochester, NY), 30 Aug 1913   3 Workmen Entombed When Trestle Gives Way on Barge Canal at Lyons ...
  • Serious Canal Break
    Buffalo Express (Buffalo, NY), 16 Sep 1882     Syracuse, Sept. 15. - There is a serious break in the Erie Canal near Camillus. Two boats were swept into the breach. One coal boat was broken in two. The berm bank is carried away 100 feet cutting out the bottom of the canal to the depth of 30 feet. ...
    Buffalo Express (Buffalo, NY), 16 Sep 1882   Syracuse, Sept. 15. - There is a serious break in the Erie ...
  • Troy Whig (Troy, NY), 10 Jan 1873
        A young lad, poorly clad in a starving condition, wondered into the first precinct station house yesterday afternoon in search of something to eat and a place to rest his weary frame. Captain Quigley interrogated the unfortunate stranger, and gleaned the following facts in regard to his past life ...
      A young lad, poorly clad in a starving condition, wondered into the ...
  • Diagram Map exhibiting the Various Routes Proposed for the St. Lawrence & Lake Champlain Ship Canal.
        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 ...
      Diagram Map exhibiting the Various Routes Proposed for the St. Lawrence & ...
  • 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 ...
    Syracuse Journal (Syracuse, NY), 1 Jun 1853   A break occurred in the Erie Canal at 1 o'clock, on Sunday ...
  • Syracuse Journal (Syracuse, NY), 13 May 1853
        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 ...
      The Break at the Orville Aqueduct is entirely repaired, and boats are ...
  • 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 ...
    Syracuse Journal (Syracuse, NY), 10 May 1853   The Canal gave way about 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon, near Orville, at ...
  • 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 ...
    Syracuse Journal (Syracuse, NY), 10 May 1853   The Canal gave way about 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon, near Orville, at ...
  • 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 ...
    Syracuse Journal (Syracuse, NY), 30 Apr 1853   A break occurred in the Erie Canal, near the village of Orville, ...
  • Syracuse Journal (Syracuse, NY), 27 Apr 1853
        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, ...
      The total amount of tolls taken in at the Canal Collector's office ...
  • Chemung Canal
    Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 4 Sep 1829     Chemung Canal. - We learn by a gentleman from Elmira that Mr. Hutchinson has finished the location of the feeder from Painted Post, and of the canal from the summit level to the river at the village. It enters the river a few rods above the bridge, and by erecting ...
    Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 4 Sep 1829   Chemung Canal. - We learn by a gentleman from Elmira that Mr. ...
  • Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 26 Sep 1828
        There is no village on the line of our far-famed Canal, that has felt the benefits which flow from this lateral channel of commerce more sensibly than Palmyra. The increase of population has been remarkable and almost unexampled. But a year prior to the completion of the Erie Canal, we ...
      There is no village on the line of our far-famed Canal, that ...
  • Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 6 Jul 1827
        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....
      We are informed by the Collector of the Canal toll in this ...
  • Canal Revenue
    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 ...
    Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 2 Jun 1826   Canal Revenue. - If our readers are not generally in a money-making ...
  • Canal Regulations
    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 ...

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

    At a meeting of the Board of Canal Commissioners in ...

  • First arrival of a Canal Boat at Buffalo
    Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 6 Sep 1825     First arrival of a Canal Boat at Buffalo. - On Thursday morning, the Canal boat Superior, Capt. Sloan, arrived in this village from the east. She stayed but a short time. Our citizens generally were not aware of the fact that this section of the canal between this and Black ...
    Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 6 Sep 1825   First arrival of a Canal Boat at Buffalo. - On Thursday morning, ...
  • Erie Canal and Michigan Territory
    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 ...
    Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 28 Jun 1825   Erie Canal and Michigan Territory. - The editor of the Michigan Sentinel, ...
  • 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 ...
    Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 28 Jun 1825   The Canals. - It is estimated that the revenue from the New ...
  • 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 ...
    Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 4 Aug 1824   Weighing Locks. - The Locks for weighing boats in the vicinity of ...
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