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  • Sault locks
    Image       Stereoview of the CITY OF OWEN SOUND exiting the lock downbound. A tug waits alongside the pier.
    Image     Stereoview of the CITY OF OWEN SOUND exiting the lock downbound. A tug waits alongside the pier.
  • Ste. Marie Ship Canal, Steamers in Transit
    Image       No. 493 Ste. Marie Ship Canal, Steamers in Transit Gems of Lake Superior Scenery C. B. Brubaker, Marquette, Mich.
    Image     No. 493 Ste. Marie Ship Canal, Steamers in Transit Gems of Lake Superior Scenery C. B. Brubaker, Marquette, Mich.
  • Dredge at Aqueduct on the Welland Canal
    Image       Photograph of the dredge LELAND on the Welland Canal. In the background are the barge REDHEAD and the tugs MANISTIQUE and RIVAL.
    Image     Photograph of the dredge LELAND on the Welland Canal. In the background are the barge REDHEAD and the tugs MANISTIQUE and RIVAL.
  • Dredge destroying old aqueduct on Welland Canal
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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. ...

  • Advertisement
    NewspaperText  New York Spectator (New York, NY), 1 May 1829    

    ADVERTISEMENT. - Notice is hereby given to the Public, that the TOLLS of the GOVERNMENT LOCKS and CANALS upon the RIVER St. LAWRENCE, will be REDUCED at the opening of the Navigation to the rates in force previously to the year 1827; but it will be obligatory to take out ...

    NewspaperText  New York Spectator (New York, NY), 1 May 1829  

    ADVERTISEMENT. - Notice is hereby given to the Public, that the TOLLS of the GOVERNMENT LOCKS and CANALS upon the RIVER St. LAWRENCE, will be REDUCED at the opening of ...

  • Daly & Hannan’s new Dredge
    NewspaperText  Massena Observer, 6 Sep 1900     Daly & Hannan's new Dredge __ Now Expected to be At Work on the Massena Canal October 1.

    Daly & Hannan's new dipper dredge, that was to be ready for work on the Massena canal June 1, was launched at the Ogdensburg ship yard last Thursday, and taken to the ...

    NewspaperText  Massena Observer, 6 Sep 1900   Daly & Hannan's new Dredge __ Now Expected to be At Work on the Massena Canal October 1.

    Daly & Hannan's new dipper dredge, that was to be ready for ...

  • Canal Regulations
    NewspaperText       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 ...

    NewspaperText     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 ...

  • Geneva Gazette (Geneva, NY), 27 May 1829
    NewspaperText       The Oswego Canal is finished and in successful operation. The first line boat passed the locks into the harbor on the 11th. Two elegant packet boats run daily from Syracuse to Oswego, where the steam boat Ontario touches regularly on her trips from Ogdensburgh and Niagara up and down the ...
    NewspaperText     The Oswego Canal is finished and in successful operation. The first line boat passed the locks into the harbor on the 11th. Two elegant packet boats run daily from Syracuse ...
  • New York Herald, 24 May 1898
    NewspaperText       Hugh McKay, a veteran engineer, who lived at No. 67 Russell street, Brooklyn, died last Saturday in Coney Island. Although seventy-two years old, Mr. McKay offered his services to the Secretary of the Navy at the commencement of the war with Spain. He feared his age might be a bar ...
    NewspaperText     Hugh McKay, a veteran engineer, who lived at No. 67 Russell street, Brooklyn, died last Saturday in Coney Island. Although seventy-two years old, Mr. McKay offered his services to the ...
  • Steam on the Erie Canal
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    Steam on the Erie Canal. - The people of western New York are rejoicing over the success of the experiment of introducing steam on the Erie Canal. The difficulty heretofore has been that the wave, driven to the banks of the canal by the action of the screw of the ...

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    Steam on the Erie Canal. - The people of western New York are rejoicing over the success of the experiment of introducing steam on the Erie Canal. The difficulty heretofore ...

  • Wayne Democratic Press (Lyons, NY), 25 Aug 1858
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    "We believe the first substantial experiment of a canal steamboat in this State was made in 1823, by William Avery and Hiram Scoville of Onondaga county. Their boat had a screw wheel in the stern, and they ran it from Manlius to Palmyra and back. The experiment gave tolerable satisfaction, ...

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    "We believe the first substantial experiment of a canal steamboat in this State was made in 1823, by William Avery and Hiram Scoville of Onondaga county. Their boat had a ...

  • Western Termination of the Grand Canal
    NewspaperText  Buffalo Emporium (Buffalo, NY), 27 Aug 1825, p. 3    

    WESTERN TERMINATION OF THE GRAND CANAL

    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 staid but a short time. Our citizens, generally, were not aware of the fact ...

    NewspaperText  Buffalo Emporium (Buffalo, NY), 27 Aug 1825, p. 3  

    WESTERN TERMINATION OF THE GRAND CANAL

    First arrival of a Canal Boat at Buffalo.--On Thursday morning, the Canal boat Superior, Capt. Sloan, arrived in this Village, from the East. ...

  • New Canal at the Soo
    NewspaperText  Milwaukee Journal, 28 Nov 1896     New Canal at the Soo Work on a Great Water Power Project to Commence this year

    Sault Ste. Marie Mich. Nov. 28. It is now a settled fact that work on the big water power canal will be commenced within thirty day. At a meeting of the directors all ...

    NewspaperText  Milwaukee Journal, 28 Nov 1896   New Canal at the Soo Work on a Great Water Power Project to Commence this year

    Sault Ste. Marie Mich. Nov. 28. It is now a settled fact that ...

  • Milwaukee Journal, 25 Sep 1902
    NewspaperText       Francis H. Clergue, builder of the Soo power canal and the man who made a thriving city of Sault Ste. Marie, will, during the winter, visit Washington as President Roosevelt's guest. The President entertained Mr. Clergue at dinner during his recent visit at Detroit and spend over half an hour ...
    NewspaperText     Francis H. Clergue, builder of the Soo power canal and the man who made a thriving city of Sault Ste. Marie, will, during the winter, visit Washington as President Roosevelt's ...
  • Algoma on maiden voyage
    Image       Photograph of ALGOMA upbound in the Weitzel Lock at the Soo on her maiden voyage, May 12, 1884.
    Image     Photograph of ALGOMA upbound in the Weitzel Lock at the Soo on her maiden voyage, May 12, 1884.
  • United Empire at Soo Lock
    Image       Photograph of UNITED EMPIRE leaving the Canadian Soo Lock. This image appeared on the Dominion four dollar note of 1902.
    Image     Photograph of UNITED EMPIRE leaving the Canadian Soo Lock. This image appeared on the Dominion four dollar note of 1902.
  • Aycliffe Hall and Cyclo-Warrior
    Image       Photograph of AYCLIFFE HALL and CYCLO-WARRIOR in ice in the Lachine Canal.
    Image     Photograph of AYCLIFFE HALL and CYCLO-WARRIOR in ice in the Lachine Canal.
  • Aycliffe Hall
    Image       Photograph of AYCLIFFE HALL upbound in the Galops Canal.
    Image     Photograph of AYCLIFFE HALL upbound in the Galops Canal.
  • Lock at Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan (Soo).  Two steamboats approach from above the lock.
    Image       Two steamboats approach from above the lock.
    Image     Two steamboats approach from above the lock.
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