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  • 3 Workmen Entombed When Trestle Gives Way
on Barge Canal at Lyons
    TextNewspaper  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 ...

    TextNewspaper  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. ...
  • Another Break in the Canal Break in the Canal.
    TextNewspaper  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 ...
    TextNewspaper  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 ...
  • Another Break in the Canal Break in the Canal.
    TextNewspaper  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 ...
    TextNewspaper  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 ...
  • Canal
    TextNewspaper  Lyons Advertiser (Lyons, NY), 25 Oct 1822     Canal - The navigation on the Erie Canal is now uninterrupted between Rochester and Little Falls. The great embankment at Mann's Mills. about which there has been expressed so much solicitude and such general frustration was completed some time since, and there is now a good supply of water....
    TextNewspaper  Lyons Advertiser (Lyons, NY), 25 Oct 1822   Canal - The navigation on the Erie Canal is now uninterrupted between Rochester and Little Falls. The great embankment at Mann's Mills. about which there has been expressed so much ...
  • A Canal Break at Adams'  Basin
    TextNewspaper  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 ...
    TextNewspaper  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 ...
  • Canal Navigation commenced
    TextNewspaper  Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 21 Apr 1824     Canal Navigation commenced. - The cheering and enlivening sounds of the bugle - the crackings of the teamsters' whips - the continued arrival and departure of stranger, and the busy and anxious looking phizes of our villagers. remind us, while we sit quietly in our office, pondering over "matters ...
    TextNewspaper  Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 21 Apr 1824   Canal Navigation commenced. - The cheering and enlivening sounds of the bugle - the crackings of the teamsters' whips - the continued arrival and departure of stranger, and the busy ...
  • 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 ...
  • Canal Steam Boats
    TextNewspaper  Lyons Advertiser (Lyons, NY), 2 Jul 1824     Canal Steam Boats. - The steamboat "Erie Canal" passed this village on Wednesday last, on her way to the west. There are different opinions with regard to the practicability of employing steamboats on the canal - that is, whether, notwithstanding the cheapness of fuel, they can be made to perform ...
    TextNewspaper  Lyons Advertiser (Lyons, NY), 2 Jul 1824   Canal Steam Boats. - The steamboat "Erie Canal" passed this village on Wednesday last, on her way to the west. There are different opinions with regard to the practicability of ...
  • The Canals
    TextNewspaper  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 ...
    TextNewspaper  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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Erie Canal
    TextNewspaper  Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 10 Jan 1823     Erie Canal. - P. Grandin, Esq. the Collector at this place, informs us that he received for tolls during the past season $21,455. The whole amount taken at the same office the year previous was $2,500, making an increase in one year of $18,955!...
    TextNewspaper  Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 10 Jan 1823   Erie Canal. - P. Grandin, Esq. the Collector at this place, informs us that he received for tolls during the past season $21,455. The whole amount taken at the same ...
  • 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 ...
  • First arrival of a Canal Boat at Buffalo
    TextNewspaper  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 ...
    TextNewspaper  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 ...
  • Large Break in the Canal
    TextNewspaper  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 ...
    TextNewspaper  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 ...
  • Lyons Advertiser (Lyons, NY), 7 Jun 1822
    TextNewspaper       On Oct. 29, 1822 the first boat left the basin on the east side of the Genesee River in Rochester loaded with flour for Little Falls. - P. 70, Landmarks of Wayne County, Edited by George W. Cowles, (Syracuse) 1895....
    TextNewspaper     On Oct. 29, 1822 the first boat left the basin on the east side of the Genesee River in Rochester loaded with flour for Little Falls. - P. 70, Landmarks ...
  • 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 ...
  • Serious Canal Break
    TextNewspaper  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. ...
    TextNewspaper  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 ...
  • Steam-Boat on the Canal
    TextNewspaper  Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 8 Oct 1823     Steam-Boat on the Canal. - A Steam-Boat passed this place, to the west, on the 5th inst. Her speed was supposed to be about four miles per hour, and it was judged by those who noticed her, that the agitation of the water, caused by the wheel of the boat, ...
    TextNewspaper  Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 8 Oct 1823   Steam-Boat on the Canal. - A Steam-Boat passed this place, to the west, on the 5th inst. Her speed was supposed to be about four miles per hour, and it ...
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