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  • City of Kingston and the Rideau Canal, Foot of Lake Ontario, Canada West
    Image       "City of Kingston and the Rideau Canal, Foot of Lake Ontario, Canada West"
    Image     "City of Kingston and the Rideau Canal, Foot of Lake Ontario, Canada West"
  • ALEXANDRIA upbound in the St. Lawrence canals
    Image       ALEXANDRIA is upbound in the St. Lawrence canals in this photo taken very near the end of her active life.
    Image     ALEXANDRIA is upbound in the St. Lawrence canals in this photo taken very near the end of her active life.
  • Aycliffe Hall
    Image       Photograph of AYCLIFFE HALL upbound in the Galops Canal.
    Image     Photograph of AYCLIFFE HALL upbound in the Galops Canal.
  • Pontiac
    Image       Photograph of the PONTIAC in the colours of the Cleveland Iron Mining Company downbound in the Weitzel Lock at Sault Sainte Marie.
    Image     Photograph of the PONTIAC in the colours of the Cleveland Iron Mining Company downbound in the Weitzel Lock at Sault Sainte Marie.
  • Rosedale
    Image       Photograph of ROSEDALE downbound in the third Welland Canal above Port Dalhousie.
    Image     Photograph of ROSEDALE downbound in the third Welland Canal above Port Dalhousie.
  • ESCORT at Port Dalhousie with the barge UNGAVA
    Image       ESCORT was a typical wooden harbour tug and long served on the Welland Canal. View is taken from a mourning card issued after her sinking on November 23, 1907 and shows her at Port Dalhousie with the barge UNGAVA.
    Image     ESCORT was a typical wooden harbour tug and long served on the Welland Canal. View is taken from a mourning card issued after her sinking on November 23, 1907 and ...
  • TURBINIA and MACASSA alongside the pier at Burlington
    Image       The year is about 1910 as TURBINIA stops alongside the pier at Burlington. To the right is MACASSA outbound through the canal for Toronto.
    Image     The year is about 1910 as TURBINIA stops alongside the pier at Burlington. To the right is MACASSA outbound through the canal for Toronto.
  • EDWARD S. KENDRICK downbound in the Welland Canal
    Image       EDWARD S. KENDRICK is being towed downbound in the Welland Canal north of Allanburg on April 17, 1973
    Image     EDWARD S. KENDRICK is being towed downbound in the Welland Canal north of Allanburg on April 17, 1973
  • TURRET CROWN above Sault Canal
    Image       After doing battle with Lake Superior and coated with snow and ice, TURRET CROWN waits for passage down the Sault Canal.
    Image     After doing battle with Lake Superior and coated with snow and ice, TURRET CROWN waits for passage down the Sault Canal.
  • 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.
  • Marina and Mariposa
    Image       Photograph of the MARINA and MARIPOSA downbound in the canal at Sault Sainte Marie. They are in Minnesota Steamship Company colours.
    Image     Photograph of the MARINA and MARIPOSA downbound in the canal at Sault Sainte Marie. They are in Minnesota Steamship Company colours.
  • 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.
  • Ohio Canal
    NewspaperText  St. Lawrence Gazette (Ogdensburg, NY), 23 May 1826    

    Ohio Canal.--This link in the great chain of internal improvements is in a state of forwardness towards completion, and it is expected the section terminating in lake Erie will be navigable the ensuing fall. Cleveland is situated at this junction, and is making rapid strides in its ...

    NewspaperText  St. Lawrence Gazette (Ogdensburg, NY), 23 May 1826  

    Ohio Canal.--This link in the great chain of internal improvements is in a state of forwardness towards completion, and it is expected the section terminating in lake Erie will be ...

  • Getting 'stoned' on the Welland Canal
    Text  Palmer, Richard, Inland Seas, vol. 47, no. 3 (Fall 1991)    

    During the evening of April 22, 1839, the schooner Stephen Girard, en route from Oswego to Cleveland, arrived at Gravelly Bay, on Lake Erie, after passing through the Welland Canal. It had been an uneventful voyage until Captain John C. Hugunin was preparing to pass through the lock into the ...

    Text  Palmer, Richard, Inland Seas, vol. 47, no. 3 (Fall 1991)  

    During the evening of April 22, 1839, the schooner Stephen Girard, en route from Oswego to Cleveland, arrived at Gravelly Bay, on Lake Erie, after passing through the Welland Canal. ...

  • The Murray Canal
    TextNewspaper  Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), 2 Sep 1882     The Murray Canal. ____ Turning the First Sod - Description of the Work. ____

    TRENTON, Aug. 31. - The turning of the first sod of the Murray canal was celebrated today by a grand picnic held on the farm of Mr. Charles Clendenning. Before 12 o'clock about 5,000 ...

    TextNewspaper  Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), 2 Sep 1882   The Murray Canal. ____ Turning the First Sod - Description of the Work. ____

    TRENTON, Aug. 31. - The turning of the first sod of the Murray canal was celebrated ...

  • Diagram Map exhibiting the Various Routes Proposed for the St. Lawrence & Lake Champlain Ship Canal.
    Image       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 ...
    Image     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 ...
  • Letters on the Natural History and Internal Resources of the State of New York
    Text       [Extracts from: "Letters on the Natural History and Internal Resources of the State of New York" By Hibernicus (DeWitt Clinton) New York, 1822]

    Page 22

    Letter V.

    Montezuma, July, 1820

    My Dear Sir,

    In my voyage on ...

    Text     [Extracts from: "Letters on the Natural History and Internal Resources of the State of New York" By Hibernicus (DeWitt Clinton) New York, 1822]

    Page 22

    Letter V.

    Montezuma, ...

  • The Passing Romance of the Erie
    TextNewspaper  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. ...
    TextNewspaper  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 ...
  • Chemung Canal
    TextNewspaper  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 ...
    TextNewspaper  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 ...
  • 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 ...
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